OTTAWA - With the Binghamton Baby Sens getting ready to take on the Houston Aeros in Game 3 of the Calder Cup final, the Senators announced Monday they’ve signed prospect forwards Louis Caporusso and Jakob Silfverberg.
Caporusso, a Toronto native who spent four years at the University of Michigan, agreed to a two-year entry- level contract. He was a third-round pick (90th overall) in the 2007 NHL draft. In 41 games last season, Caporusso had 11 goals and 20 assists.
“He’s a skilled forward,” said assistant GM Tim Murray. “He’s been a top scorer at Michigan and a top scorer wherever he has played. We like his skill level and the whole offensive package.”
Silfverberg, 20, a second-rounder (39th overall) in 2009, signed a three-year deal, but is expected to stay in Sweden next season for developmental reasons. He had 34 points playing for Brynas Gavle in the Swedish Elite League.
He’s a great kid and he had a very good year,” said Murray. “He’s got a chance to be a top-six NHL forward.”
Murray told The Team 1200 that Mississauga’s Dave Cameron and Binghamton’s Kurt Kleinendorst will be interviewed for the vacant Senators coaching job. Murray said a coach could be in place before the draft, June 24-25. “We’re at the meat of it now,” said Murray. “In the next few days, there will be quite a few interviews. Then, it will be up to (GM) Bryan (Murray) to decide if a couple of guys have stood out for him or if we have to go outside that group.”
Baby Sens on TV
The rest of the AHL Calder Cup final between the Baby Sens and Aeros will be shown locally on Rogers Sportsnet Sens. Subscribers to Sportsnet One can watch it on the club’s companion channel, starting with Game 3 from Binghamton Wednesday at 7 p.m.