It may not be in the near future, but there will come a time when the NHL holds its draft lottery and determines who will play where next season. And if the Ottawa Senators happen to win the top spot, projected number one pick Alexis Lafreniere seems to be okay with it.
Maybe even more than okay.
The 18-year-old spoke on the possibility of playing for the nation's capital and said he would be honoured, quoting it as a "great place to play." Ottawa currently sits second last in the league with 62 points, ahead of only the Detroit Red Wings, who have 39.
Lafreniere... Brady Tkachuk... Thomas Chabot.... that's a core to write home about!
The coveted prospect is excited for his new start, but is sad his CHL season came to such an abrupt end. He expressed disappointment with the news after spending three seasons with the Rimouski Oceanic. Lafreniere had a ridiculous 112 points in just 52 games this campaign.
The NHL announced on Wednesday that it will be postponing its scouting combine and draft, so time will tell when Lafreniere will eventually have his name called.. In the meantime, Sens fans will be keeping their fingers crossed for their team to find a way to win the lottery.
(H/T Gino Reda)