Angela J. Cesere | AnnArbor.com

The Ottawa Senators offered qualifying deals to forwards Stephane Da Costa, Mike Hoffman, Corey Cowick and David Dziurzynski and defenseman Mark Borowiecki. One forward, however, was left off the list, and that guy would be Loui Caporusso.

Caporusso was a third-round pick (No. 90 overall) by the Ottawa Senators in the 2007 draft but had a tough time cracking the Binghamton lineup in his two professional seasons following four years at the University of Michigan. Caporusso appeared in 13 AHL games with Binghamton during the 2011-2012 campaign, spending most of his first pro season with the ECHL’s Elmira Jackals. He made his AHL debut on November 4th and appeared in seven games during November and six more in March. In limited ice time he had no points and was minus-two with 6 penalty minutes. Caporusso scored at a better than point-per-game pace for Elmira, finishing with 16 goals and 16 assists in 29 ECHL games and was plus-five with 8 penalty minutes.

The speedy winger added 19 goals and 26 assists in 41 games with Elmira this past season, but once again he could not sustain the production in the AHL, posting a goal and five assists in 23 games with Binghamton.  At just 5’9, 185, he is easily knocked around and overpowered and he doesn’t have enough skill to be a top six forward, so his chance of making any team is very limited.

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Steven took a different route towards his hockey interests. Starting out as a big Habs fan, he started to gravitate towards the more obscure levels of hockey, such as the low level tournaments in Asia, strange club matches between teams most people in North America can’t pronounce, and even some 3am contests between Bulgaria and New Zealand. Aside from his love for strange hockey events, Steven occasionally acts as a mediocre ball hockey goalie following a failed attempt at making it to the NHL as a fourth line house league grinder. Beyond hockey, Steven is an avid racing fan and loves to chat about NASCAR, F1, Indycar, you name it. Oh, and don’t get him started on music. That is, unless you want the whole history of metal and a guitar lesson. Currently, Steven is a credentialed media member with the Mississauga Steelheads of the OHL, as well as with the Oakville Blades of the OJHL. Steven has also hosted the television show "The Hockey House" on TVCogeco in Ontario, as well as a segment under the same with on LeafsTV in Toronto. Home page: http://www.thehockeyhouse.net

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