NHL Draft Results: Matt Puempel Selected By The Ottawa Senators With The 24th Pick

With the 24th pick in the 2011 NHL Draft which was obtained from the Detroit Red Wings, the Ottawa Senators select Matt Puempel, a left winger from the Peterborough Petes of the Ontario Hockey League.

Puempel, ranked the 28th North American skater in the final rankings from Central Scouting, has been a phenomenal two-year career on a horrible team in the OHL, the Petes. He put up 69 points in 2010-11, a year after being named the OHL's Rookie of the Year in 2009-10. He's a bit of a rarity in the top portion of this year's draft in that he's more of a pure goal scorer than a well-rounded player.

Matchsticks & Gasoline writes that Puempel doesn't want to be labeled as a one-dimensional player, but he has some work to do on his defensive game before that becomes a reality.  

Read more on Matt Puempel at our Ottawa Senators blog, Silver Seven.

For full coverage of the 2011 NHL Draft, stick with this StoryStream and our 2011 NHL Draft hub. You can also find team-by-team coverage around our network of 34 hockey sites, where you can find player profiles, news and rumors. Be sure to check out our network-wide 2011 NHL Mock Draft as well. 

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