Germany's Tim Stuetzle skates during first period action against Canada at the World Junior Hockey Championships on Monday, December 30, 2019 in Ostrava, Czech Republic. The Ottawa Senators signed forward Tim Stuetzle to a three-year, entry-level contract on Sunday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

Ottawa Senators sign forward Tim Stuetzle to three-year, entry-level contract

OTTAWA — The Ottawa Senators signed forward Tim Stuetzle to a three-year, entry-level contract on Sunday.

The Sens selected the 18-year-old native of Viersen, Germany with the third overall pick in the 2020 NHL Entry Draft.

“Tim possesses an exceptional blend of both speed and skill and a playmaking ability that our fans are going to enjoy watching for several years to come,” Senators general manager Pierre Dorion said in a release. “He’s a dynamic forward who we expect to become a key piece of our roster as we continue trending towards icing an eventual elite-level team.”

Stuetzle had 34 points in 41 games for the Mannheim Eagles in Germany’s top pro league last season.

The six-foot-one 187-pound forward is serving as Germany’s captain at the 2021 world junior hockey championship in Edmonton.

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