According to Andy Strickland the Senators have signed 21-year old Buddy Robinson to an amateur tryout with an entry-level contract starting for him next season.
Ottawa #Sens have signed Lake Superior State6'5, 230 pound forward Buddy Robinson to an ATO…entry level deal kicks in next season
— Andy Strickland (@andystrickland) March 25, 2013
The Senators shortly thereafter confirmed in a news release that it’s actually a 3-year ELC.
Although he was born in Bellmawr, New Jersey, the 6’5”, 230 pound forward has a local connection. He played 19 games for the CCHL’s Nepean Raiders during their 2010/11 season – tallying 5 goals and 24 points.
In 77 games for Lake Superior State University, he totalled 13 goals, 26 points and 85 PIMS. I’ve looked for some scouting reports on him but the only thing bouncing back is some news story about a different Buddy Robinson being found guilty for the murder of Christiana Fesmire.
Until someone from management goes public with their comments about what Buddy Robinson brings to the table, I’ll just infer that he’s big, physical and has some modest offensive upside. At the very least, the Senators have brought in more prospect depth that affords them the opportunity to parlay quantity and make a splash this offseason.