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Ben Harpur (born January 12, 1995) is a Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman currently playing within the Toronto Maple Leafs organization in the National Hockey League (NHL). He was selected by the Ottawa Senators in the fourth round, 108th overall, in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft.

Ben Harpur
Born (1995-01-12) January 12, 1995 (age 24)
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Height 6 ft 6 in (198 cm)
Weight 218 lb (99 kg; 15 st 8 lb)
Position Defence
Shoots Left
NHL team (P)
Cur. team
Former teams
Toronto Maple Leafs
Toronto Marlies (AHL)
Ottawa Senators
NHL Draft 108th overall, 2013
Ottawa Senators
Playing career 2015–present

Playing careerEdit

Harpur played three and a half seasons with the Guelph Storm of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) from 2011 to 2014. After the 2012–13 season, Harpur was selected in the fourth round, 108th overall, in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft. Harpur was traded in the middle of the 2014–15 season to the Barrie Colts. Harpur made his professional debut with the Senators' American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate Binghamton Senators in 2015.

During the 2015–16 season, Harpur was called up to Ottawa and made his NHL debut against the Minnesota Wild on March 31, 2016.[1][2] In the 2016–17 season, Harpur again played most of the season with Binghamton. Harpur was called up to Ottawa for the NHL playoffs and he made his playoff debut on April 17, 2017, against the Boston Bruins.[3] On February 9, 2018, Harpur signed a two-year, $1.45 million contract extension with the Senators.[4]

On December 1, 2018, in the first game back for Erik Karlsson since his trade to the San Jose Sharks, Harpur scored his first ever National Hockey League goal on Sharks goaltender Martin Jones.[5]

On July 1, 2019, Harpur was traded by the Senators, along with Cody Ceci, Aaron Luchuk and a 2020 third-round draft pick to the Toronto Maple Leafs in exchange for Nikita Zaitsev, Connor Brown and Michael Carcone.[6]

Career statisticsEdit

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2011–12 Guelph Storm OHL 34 1 3 4 22
2012–13 Guelph Storm OHL 67 3 12 15 59 5 0 0 0 2
2013–14 Guelph Storm OHL 67 3 13 16 69 20 1 4 5 12
2014–15 Guelph Storm OHL 28 4 16 20 40
2014–15 Barrie Colts OHL 29 1 10 11 22 9 2 4 6 6
2015–16 Binghamton Senators AHL 47 2 4 6 34
2015–16 Evansville IceMen ECHL 4 0 2 2 2
2015–16 Ottawa Senators NHL 5 0 1 1 2
2016–17 Binghamton Senators AHL 63 2 25 27 81
2016–17 Ottawa Senators NHL 6 0 0 0 0 9 0 2 2 4
2017–18 Belleville Senators AHL 19 2 9 11 31
2017–18 Ottawa Senators NHL 41 0 1 1 21
2018–19 Ottawa Senators NHL 51 1 4 5 56
NHL totals 103 1 6 7 79 9 0 2 2 4

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Ottawa Senators Re-Call Defenceman Ben Harpur". Silver Seven Sens. March 31, 2016.
  2. ^ Garrioch, Bruce (March 31, 2016). "Ben Harpur makes NHL debut with Senators". Ottawa Sun. Retrieved February 12, 2018.
  3. ^ "Senators overcome Bruins comeback to win Game 3 in OT". Sportsnet.ca. April 17, 2017. Retrieved February 12, 2018.
  4. ^ "Senators sign defenceman Ben Harpur to a two-year contract extension". NHL.com. February 9, 2018. Retrieved February 10, 2018.
  5. ^ "Ben Harpur's first career #NHL goal is a beauty. #GoSensGo". Ottawa Senators. December 2, 2018.
  6. ^ "Senators acquire Zaitsev, Brown from Toronto in six-player deal". Ottawa Senators. July 1, 2019. Retrieved July 1, 2019.

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