Ottawa Senators general manager John Muckler announced that they have signed Shawn Weller, Clarkson’s leading scorer, to an entry-level contract. Weller, 20, was the Senators’ first third-round choice (77th overall) in the 2004 NHL entry draft.
The South Glens Falls, N.Y., native set career highs in goals (19), assists (21) and points (40) while recording 62 penalty minutes in 39 games in his junior campaign with the Golden Knights. He gives up his remaining year of eligibility to sign with Ottawa.
“We are pleased for Shawn and wish him nothing but the best,” stated Clarkson head coach George Roll. “We think it is the right decision for him, but obviously it is a tough loss for us. He’s made a huge impact on our program and has certainly helped us in our turnaround. It reflects highly on our program that we can attract players of Shawn’s caliber. After seeing his development here at Clarkson, I am certain Shawn will have a long and successful pro career.”
Playing in 109 career games wearing the Green and Gold sweater, Weller tallied 78 points on 36 goals and 42 assists.