The Ottawa Senators may be looking for another bargain bin addition up front, but for now they’ll give that opportunity to a young forward. Logan Brown has been recalled, giving him the opportunity that his agent complained earlier this month hadn’t been available so far in his career. Brown has scored seven points in five AHL games this season.
Brown, 21, was selected 11th overall in 2016 but has played just six games at the NHL level so far despite being a dominant presence in the minor leagues. The 6’6″ center has 49 points in 61 games overall for the Belleville Senators, an impressive total for any young player stepping into professional hockey.
With other names like Charlie McAvoy, Jakob Chychrun, Alex DeBrincat and Sam Girard finding huge success in the NHL even after being selected later in the draft, Brown has a lot of expectations on him to develop into an impact player for the Senators. Whether he can do that is still to be seen, but in what is expected to be a lost season, why not give him the opportunity to impress?
Brown was needed because the Senators have placed both Colin White and Artem Anisimov on injured reserve. White is expected to miss three to five weeks with a hip flexor/groin injury, while Anisimov is out one to two weeks with a lower-body injury.