Meet Jared Cowan, Ottawa’s 1st round pick in the recently held 2009 NHL Entry Draft and 9th overall. Born in Allan, a tiny town in the province of Saskatchewan, his family & he moved to the city of Saskatoon, where he now calls home, at the age of 14.
A knee injury & operation forced him into rehab back in February and was probably the reason why Ottawa was able to pick him at 9. Had he had a fit full season, Jared would have been picked earlier. Possibly by Phoenix at #6. But they didn’t and hence the Senators got their chance at a top rated defenceman.