May 31, 2011
OTTAWA, Ontario -- Senior forward Louie Caporusso (Woodbridge, Ontario) of the University of Michigan ice hockey team signed a two-year, entry-level contract with the Ottawa Senators on Monday (May 30).
Caporusso (2008-11) is expected to begin his professional career with the Binghamton Senators, the AHL affiliate of the Ottawa franchise. The center was drafted by the Senators in the third round (90th overall) of the 2007 NHL Entry Draft.
"(Caporusso's) an extremely smart player and a skilled player," said Senators assistant general manager Tim Murray. "I expect him to come in here and have a good training camp. We'll work with him all summer to get stronger and quicker. After training camp, he probably ends up in Binghamton and I hope he can carve out a space for himself on an offensive line and a power play unit."
Caporusso had 68 goals and 76 points in 160 games to average nearly a point per game over his four-year U-M career. He had back-to-back 40-point campaigns in 2008-09 and 2009-10, and was a Hobey Baker Memorial Award finalist and an AHCA West All-America first team pick in 2008-09. He registered 23 power-play goals and 15 game-winning goals, and as an alternate captain as a senior in 2010-11, Caporusso potted 11 goals and reached the 20-assist plateau for a third consecutive season.
Ottawa Senators Release (5/30/11)
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