The Ottawa Senators announced Tuesday afternoon that they have agreed to a one-year contract with Ferris State senior free agent Garrett Thompson.
Thompson, a 6-2 191 lbs. forward originally from Traverse City, Michigan was the leading scorer for the Bulldogs this past season, with 16 goals and 16 assists for 32 points in 43 games for the WCHA regular season-champions. For his career, he scored 87 points in 139 games.
Thompson is a powerful left wing, that excelled in the type of grinding, physical, defensive style of play that Ferris State plays, while also using his size and strength to be a big contributor on offense. He likely projects as a third or fourth-line grinder at the NHL level.