Senators sign coveted forward Stephane Da Costa

The Ottawa Senators have landed highly coveted NCAA prospect

Stephane Da Costa.

The free-agent forward signed a two-year, entry-level contract

with Ottawa on Thursday.

A number of NHL teams expressed interest in Da Costa, who had 30

goals and 90 points in 67 games over two seasons with Merrimack

College.

Da Costa is a native of Paris, and he’s the first Frenchman to

sign with the Senators.

The 21-year-old represented his country at last year’s world

championships.