Monday, March 24, 2008

Senators Have Deal In Place For Winchester - Ottawa Sun

The Ottawa Senators are expected to announce the signing of college free-agent Jesse Winchester some time today according to Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun.

Here's a description of Winchester from an early March article in the Ottawa Citizen:

"Winchester is among the most coveted free-agent collegiate players in recent memory.

"He's a hard-working kid with a big body (6-1, 205 pounds) and what we call good hockey strength, (someone) who sees all the ice and makes the plays all night long," Senators assistant general manager Tim Murray said from Los Angeles. "He is 24, he's mature, and we feel he's ready to play. Maybe with a season in the (AHL). Maybe right away."

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