Breaking: NHL team make surprise signing

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According to a report from Postmedia columnist and Ottawa Senators insider Bruce Garrioch, the Sens have signed undrafted center Parker Kelly to a three-year, entry-level contract.

The 18-year-old Kelly was a surprise invite to the team’s development camp earlier this summer where he earned himself an amateur tryout contract with the team for training camp. Evidently Sens GM Pierre Dorion and head coach Guy Boucher have liked what they’ve seen from the young forward because they’ve locked him up for the next three seasons.

The 5’11, 172 lb native of Camrose, Alberta played 72 games with the WHL’s Prince Albert Raiders last season scoring 21 goals and 43 points. It remains to be seen how he’ll factor into the Sens’ plans for this upcoming season, but at the very least he should provide the team with some center ice depth in the near future, as it’s likely that he’ll be returned to the Raiders following the preseason schedule.