Not bad for starters.
After Drake Batherson averaged a point and a half per game in the QMJHL and was an impact player for Team Canada at the 2018 World Junior Championship (seven goals) last season, there was ample speculation the 6-foot-1, 190-pound right winger would be ready to earn a job on Ottawa’s NHL roster in training camp.
Instead, Batherson was demoted because the Senators felt the best way for him to hone his skills was with the team’s AHL affiliate in Belleville, Ont. “He had great confidence in camp with the puck,” said coach Guy Boucher. “When it got to be more of a pro setting and more pro players, he maybe got big eyes by seeing how fast it was and how good the players were.
“This is a guy who really
adapts. If he would have had two or three more weeks I think he proba...
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