Curtis Lazar
Born February 2 1995 (1995-02-02) (age 25),
Salmon Arm, BC, CAN
6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
210 lb (95 kg; 15 st 0 lb)
Position Centre
Shoots Right
NHL team Ottawa Senators
NHL Draft 17th overall, 2013
Ottawa Senators
Playing career 2014–present

Curtis Lazar (born February 2, 1995) is a Canadian professional ice hockey player. He is currently a member of the Ottawa Senators of the National Hockey League. Lazar was selected by the Senators in the first round (17th overall) of the 2013 NHL Entry Draft. He played his junior hockey with the Edmonton Oil Kings of the Western Hockey League (WHL).[1]

Playing careerEdit

In February 2011, Lazar captained Team British Columbia to win the gold medal in ice hockey at the 2011 Canada Winter Games.[2] He broke the tournament goal scoring record previously set by Steven Stamkos (12) and Sidney Crosby's points mark (17) in six games.[3] He was the second overall choice in the 2010 WHL Bantam Draft.[3] Lazar played at the Pursuit of Excellence Hockey Academy before playing in the CSSHL with the Okanagan Hockey Academy during the 2010-11 season.[4][5] During the 2011-12 season he helped his Edmonton Oil Kings team capture the Ed Chynoweth Cup as the WHL Champions.[6] During the 2012-13 season he played with Team Canada to win a gold medal at the 2012 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament,[7] and was an invited participant at the 2013 CHL Top Prospects Game.[8]

Lazar's playing style has been compared to that of Boston Bruins' forward Milan Lucic[9] and former Senators' forward Mike Fisher.[10] On June 30, 2013, he was selected in the first round, 17th overall, by the NHL's Ottawa Senators in the NHL Entry Draft. On September 17, 2013, he signed a three-year entry-level contract with the Senators.

Personal lifeEdit

Lazar was born in Salmon Arm, British Columbia, but grew up in Vernon, British Columbia.[11] His parents, Dave and Karen Lazar, have three other children, Jenna, Ryan and Cory.[3] Lazar lists Joe Sakic and Ryan Getzlaf as his favourite hockey players growing up.[12]

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season and playoffsEdit

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2010–11Edmonton Oil KingsWHL6011041010
2011–12Edmonton Oil KingsWHL632011315620811194
2012–13Edmonton Oil KingsWHL723823614722921120
2013–14Edmonton Oil KingsWHL58413576302110122212
WHL totals 199 99 70 169 133 67 28 25 53 36


Year Team Event Result   GP G A Pts PIM
2012 Canada Pacific WHC17 5th 5 2 1 3 4
2012 Canada IH18 Gold medal icon 5 3 2 5 2
2014 Canada WJC 4th 7 3 4 7 0
Junior totals 17 8 7 15 6

Awards and honoursEdit

Awards Year
Canada Winter Games Gold Medal (Team British Columbia) 2011 [13]
Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament Gold Medal (Team Canada) 2012 [14]
CHL Top Prospects Game 2013 [15]
WHL First All-Star Team (East) 2013–14 [16]
Memorial Cup Championship 2014 [17]


External links Edit

Preceded by
Cody Ceci
Ottawa Senators first round draft pick
Succeeded by
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