Ottawa, ON – The Ottawa Jr Senators are proud to announce that Ottawa native Sam Edwards has inked a contract with the team for this coming season.
Edwards, 19, spent the last two seasons in the CCHL2 (now EOJHL) splitting time between the Ottawa Jr. Canadians and the Ottawa West Golden Knights.
After starting the season in the NAPHL with the New Jersey Titans, Edwards returned home to the Golden Knights and scored six goals and added 12 assists for a total of 18 points as the Golden Knights were crowned regular-season champions in the cancelled season.
“I was fortunate enough to play some games with Ottawa last season and you could tell going into the locker room that this was a team and a family rather than a bunch of people playing hockey in the same jersey, said Edwards who appeared in four games with OJS as an affiliate in 2019-20. “The way that the coaches and management truly care about the players shows why they are such a successful hockey program.”
With the Jr. Senators losing many key pieces up front, Edwards is looking to be the guy to provide a spark for the team’s offence that ranked in the middle of the pack in goals scored last year.
“The biggest asset of my game is my ability to win battles, whether it’s on the boards or in the corner, I’m willing to go head to head with anyone and feel comfortable coming out with the puck, added Edwards. “I like to shoot the puck and make plays but I’m also a more physical player. I think this year I’ll be working on my defensive game a little more to make myself a more complete player.”
Edwards is looking to make an immediate impact playing the game he loves while looking ahead at a possible championship and what could come past junior hockey.
“Hockey is a sport I really love so I’m hoping to play for as long as I can,” noted Edwards. “There’s so many opportunities and experiences out there whether it’s in school or playing somewhere overseas. Looking forward to this year, my goal is to obviously win a championship with Ottawa but to work on becoming a well-rounded player and help my teammates improve as well.”