During these boring and mundane times, here are a few morsels to satiate your appetite for Ottawa Senators news.
Today the Ottawa Senators released their list of players who will be playing in this fall’s annual rookie camp/tournament that will start on Saturday, September 10th in Oshawa, Ontario.
According to the Senators website, here’s the list of players who are expected to play:
Goaltenders: Robin Lehner (Binghamton - AHL, Ottawa - NHL), Matej Machovsky (Guelph - OHL, Brampton - OHL).
Defencemen: Mark Borowiecki (Clarkson - ECAC, Binghamton - AHL), Jared Cowen (Spokane - WHL, Binghamton - AHL), Eric Gryba (Binghamton - AHL), Jordan Fransoo (Brandon - WHL), Josh Godfrey (South Carolina - ECHL, Hershey - AHL, Chicago - AHL), David Rundblad (Skelleftea - SEL), Patrick Wiercioch (Binghamton - AHL, Ottawa - NHL).
Forwards: Louie Caporusso (Michigan - CCHA), Corey Cowick (Elmira - ECHL, Binghamton - AHL), Jakub Culek (Rimouski - QMJHL), Stephane Da Costa (Merrimack College - Hockey East, Ottawa - NHL), Derek Grant (Michigan State - CCHA, Binghamton - AHL), Wacey Hamilton (Medicine Hat - WHL), Darren Kramer (Spokane - WHL), Stefan Noesen (Plymouth - OHL), Jean-Gabriel Pageau (Gatineau - QMJHL), Andre Petersson (HV 71 - SEL), Shane Prince (Ottawa - OHL), Matt Puempel (Peterborough - OHL), Mark Stone (Brandon - WHL), Mika Zibanejad (Djurgardens - SEL).
From this list, there aren’t (m)any surprises. At least on paper, it looks like this team has everything from goaltending, to a strong D and some good offensive players. Assuming that this team can gel together quickly, it’s the kind of lineup that makes a small road trip to Oshawa seem worthwhile.
If you’re thinking of making the trek to attend the tourney, here is Ottawa’s schedule:
Saturday, Sept. 10: Pittsburgh vs. Ottawa, 2 p.m.; Chicago vs. Toronto, 7 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 11: Ottawa vs. Chicago, 2 p.m.; Toronto vs. Pittsburgh, 7 p.m.
Tuesday, Sept. 13: Chicago vs. Pittsburgh, 2 p.m.; Toronto vs. Ottawa, 7 p.m.