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.
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