Lazar says he's ready for Ottawa Senators

Curtis Lazar #27 of the Edmonton Oil Kings celebrates his game winning goal at 2:42 of the third...

Curtis Lazar #27 of the Edmonton Oil Kings celebrates his game winning goal at 2:42 of the third overtime against the Val-d'Or Foreurs during the 2014 Memorial Cup tournament at Budweiser Gardens on May 23, 2014 in London, Ontario, Canada. (Bruce Bennett/Getty Images/AFP)

DON BRENNAN, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 9:39 PM ET

If it was, as many suspect, Curtis Lazar's last season before becoming a full-fledged Ottawa Senator, he certainly wrung every ounce out of the thing.

The 41 goals in 58 games with the Edmonton Oil Kings, during which the versatile forward improved on an already stellar reputation as a dependable defensive player while leading the team in how the game is to be played at both ends of the ice.

In the middle of that was his participation in the world junior hockey championships, where Lazar was one of Team Canada's best players throughout the tournament and during a semi-final loss to Finland.

And then, of course, the cherry on top: Sunday's 6-3 win over the Guelph Storm that gave the Oil Kings their first Memorial Cup in almost 50 years.


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