|Assets:||Has excellent two-way ability and a tremendous work rate. Owns plenty of character and usually plays much bigger than his below-average frame suggests. Can score goals, too.|
|Flaws:||Needs to become a more consistent point producer. Also needs to get stronger in order to play his abrasive style effectively at the highest level. Needs to also improve his setup skills.|
|Career Potential:||Quality two-way center with upside.|
|Memorial Cup||George Parsons Trophy||2013-14|
|WHL||East First All-Star Team||2013-14|
|9/30/2013||Returned to his junior team (Edmonton-WHL).|
|9/17/2013||Signed by the Ottawa Senators to a three-year entry-level contract.|
|6/30/2013||Drafted by the Ottawa Senators in the 1st round (17th overall) in 2013.|
Senators GM calls Curtis Lazar 'NHL ready' | 05/29/2014 11:25 AM
NewsOttawa GM Bryan Murray called prospect Curtis Lazar "NHL ready," but there's still a chance that he could be back in the WHL next season.
Impact"I feel I'm ready for that next step, but then again, I've got to talk to the Senators," Lazar said. "I want to talk to Bryan Murray, I want to talk to (assistant GMs) Randy Lee and Pierre Dorion, and sort of get a feel for what they want from me this summer, and then just go into camp with an open mind." The 17th overall pick in the 2013 draft had a great 2013-14 campaign, which was capped off with a Memorial Cup championship win. Lazar could be a dark-horse candidate for the Calder Trophy if he sticks with the Senators next year.
Lazar off to Memorial Cup final with OT goal | 05/24/2014 11:53 AM
NewsOttawa Senators' propsect Curtis Lazar scored the overtime winner in Friday's Memorial Cup game against Val d'Or leading the Edmonton Oil Kings to the finals against the Guelph Storm.
ImpactLazar has a knack for scoring big goals and he netted 41 of them in 58 games in the WHL this past season. The Sens' first-round pick of 2013 is on a mission to crack the Ottawa lineup next season. That might be a bit of a stretch as he may have to spend some time in Binghamton of the AHL before making his mark in the NHL. That said, Lazar is a very good prospect and should be tucked away in reserve lists going forward.
Curtis Lazar leads the way for the Oil Kings | 04/21/2014 7:09 AM
NewsCurtis Lazar scored twice to lead the Edmonton Oil Kings to a 3-1 win over Medicine Hat Sunday in Round 3 of the WHL playoffs.
ImpactLazar was selected with the 17th pick in the 2013 Draft by the Ottawa Senators and they are quite high on the youngster who had 41 goals and 76 points in 58 regular season games this season and now has six goals and 15 points in 11 playoff games. "Curtis Laz-ar wants to be a (Na-tion-al Hockey League) play-er, head coach Derek Laxdal said. "He has a goal in mind. He wants to lead this hock-ey club fur-ther and fur-ther in the play-offs, and he's do-ing exact-ly that. He's been an out-stand-ing leader-ship guy for us." You have to be excited if you are an Ottawa Senators fan as Lazar looks to have a big career ahead of him.
Curtis Lazar to make preseason debut Thursday | 09/26/2013 3:48 PM
NewsCurtis Lazar will suit up in his first exhibition game Thursday in Montreal after suffering a shoulder injury on the first day of training camp.
Impact"I'm pretty excited," Lazar said. "I woke up and it felt like Christmas that's for sure, just getting to the rink. I'm looking forward to it. There's no better place to start for my first NHL pre-season action." He's a long shot to stick with the Ottawa Senators.
Senators ink first round pick Curtis Lazar | 09/17/2013 1:11 PM
NewsCurtis Lazar has agreed to a three-year, entry-level deal with the Ottawa Senators.
ImpactLazar was taken with the 17th overall pick in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft. He scored 38 goals and registered 23 assists in 72 WHL games last season with the Edmonton Oil Kings. Lazar has been dealing with an upper-body injury during the Senators' training camp.
Curtis Lazar highlights Sens rookie roster | 09/04/2013 8:50 AM
NewsCurtis Lazar will be a key player to watch on Ottawa's rookie tournament roster this week.
ImpactHe impressed the team's brass at July's development camp and Senators GM Bryan Murray suggested that the 2013 first-round pick shouldn't be ruled out of playing in the NHL this coming season. If Lazar can't earn a roster spot out of training camp then he'll return to the WHL's Edmonton Oil Kings.
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