Fans in Ottawa are starting to get excited and with good reason. Edmonton Oil Kings forward and Sens prospect Curtis Lazar continues to make a name for himself and the legend of Lazar grew larger last night at the Memorial Cup. Lazar scored the winner in triple overtime, ending the longest game in Memorial Cup history and sending his Oil Kings to the final in the process.
The Senators organization is extremely high on this kid and with good reason. Ottawa grabbed Lazar with the 17th overall selection in 2013 Draft although a number of other teams apparently had interest.
He turned some heads at last year’s training camp and is expected to come in and compete for a spot with the Ottawa Senators as early as next season. Lazar was Canada’s best forward at the World Juniors last year and has been grabbing a ton of headlines since then.
Here’s a look at last night’s overtime heroics from Curtis Lazar. You can see full game highlights here.