Not only were the Sens brass busy resigning key elements to the core of their team, they also dipped into signing some young talent for the future of the organization.
Spending his last 3 seasons with the Minnesota Wild, the Sens came to terms with 25 year old Guillaume Latendresse. Internationally Latendresse has represented Canada on two separate occasions. At the 2006 World Juniors he struck gold, following his silver at the 2005 Under 18 Championships. In his 3 seasons with the Wild, he racked up 33 goals and 19 assists in 82 games.
Keeping with the Minnesota Wild calibre, Ottawa signed defenceman Mike Lundin to a one year contract. Lundin only played 17 games with the Wild due to a back injury that forced him to miss the first 23 games of the season. Before joing the Wild, Lundin spent 4 seasons with the Tampa Bay Lightening.
A native of Vancouver, the Senators are proud to welcome Tyler Eckford to the mix. After spending last season with the Portland Pirates of the AHL, 26 yeard old Eckford sign a two year, two way contract. Eckford has had some NHL experiencing playing in 7 games with the New Jersey Devils in the 2009-2010 season.
After spending the 2011-2012 season with the Moscow Spartak of the KHL, Andre Benoit makes another appearance with the Senators organization with a one year, two-way deal. Benoit made his NHL deubt with the Senators in the 2010-2011 season. After being sent down to the Senators AHL affiliate in Binghamton, Benoit was apart of their Calder Cup winning team. Benoit also spent time with the Hamilton Bulldogs, Sodertalje SK of the Swedish Elite League and Tampere of the Finnish League.
Among the other notable acquisitions are, goaltender Nathan Lawson to a one year, two way contract, forward Hugh Jessiman to a one year, two way deal and forward Shane Prince to an entry level contract.