Ottawa – The Ottawa Junior Senators swung a deal with the Nepean Raiders earlier this month to acquire the CCHL playing rights to Stittsville native Justin Palmer, a right winger who has played the last three seasons with Lake Forest in the Midwest Prep Hockey League.
Palmer is a 6’3 forward that Head Coach and General Manager Martin Dagenais feels will bring some size and scoring ability to their forward group when the puck drops in September.
“Our scouting staff identified Justin as a player of interest during the last few seasons.” Dagenais commented, “They liked his offensive ability around the net and felt he could help us in a few areas of need. We are excited to bring him into our organization.”
The former Ottawa Valley Titan is happy to join the two-time defending CCHL Champions.
“They are the right fit for me because they are a dominant and classy organization in the CCHL. I can also attend Carleton University as a part-time student.” Palmer added, “They are a successful program that is run for the right reasons.”
Palmer has a good idea about what he can bring to the Junior Senators on the ice.
“I can bring size, physicality and a touch for scoring goals.”
Palmer plans to work hard this summer and be ready to go when training camp begins in August. He hopes to continue the success he had at Lake Forest with his new club and parlay his skills into securing his ultimate goal, playing NCAA Division 1 hockey.