9:56 AM EDT, Tue June 18, 2019
23 hours ago
Duclair Re-Signs for 1 Year

Duclair Re-Signs for 1 Year

It’s a $1.65m contract for the deadline acquisition Getting out ahead of qualifying offer season, the Senators have re-signed Anthony Duclair to a one year, $1.65m contract. After joining the Sens as part of the Ryan Dzingel return, Duclair put up 14 points in 21 games after only 19 points in 53 games with Columbus. While it was just 21 games, his post-trade production in Ottawa was the highest pace of his career to date and was done mostly at 5 on 5, with only 3 power play goals. On the flip side he was also shooting at 20% in Ottawa without an expected goals rate much higher than his...
23 hours ago
Draft Profiles: Other Interesting Forwards

Draft Profiles: Other Interesting Forwards

We kick off draft week with a look at some forwards that may be available for the Sens in the later rounds With four picks from rounds three to seven, and potentially more to come, following the Ottawa Senators draft strategy after their top picks will be interesting. This is a group that we’ve usually praised for their finds in the later rounds, not just hitting on their top picks, and it’s usually a couple of players who will be drafted in these slots over the next three drafts that will be tasked with both ensuring the team has organizational depth throughout Ottawa and Belleville,...
Jun 15, 2019
LA Kings Buyout Dion Phaneuf

LA Kings Buyout Dion Phaneuf

The buyout affects the Sens cap hit — can they reach the cap floor? On the opening day of the NHL buyout window, the Los Angeles Kings have announced that they’ve bought out the remainder of Dion Phaneuf’s contract. How does this affect the Sens? They retained 25% of his cap hit in the trade to the Kings, and that is affected too. https://t.co/yHa47qvHVH— LA Kings (@LAKings) June 15, 2019 Before the buyout, Phaneuf’s retained cap hit counted for $1.75 million against the cap with two years remaining. That term is now doubled to four years, with the cap hit counting for an...
Jun 15, 2019
Cost Per Pointcast: Draft Debaters Part 3, feat. Scott Wheeler & J.D. Burke

Cost Per Pointcast: Draft Debaters Part 3, feat. Scott Wheeler & J.D. Burke

Scott and J.D. debate some of the top defencemen available in the 2019 NHL draft. It’s less than a week until the 2019 NHL Entry Draft, and on this week’s episode of the Cost Per Pointcast, Scott Wheeler and J.D. Burke join the show to discuss some of their most differently ranked prospects. You can read J.D.’s work on EP Rinkside, and while we used his April rankings for the episode, he just released his final rankings yesterday. You can read Scott’s work on The Athletic, and for this episode, we used his Top 100 rankings. Time stamps are listed at the bottom. 0:00 — Intro 1:25...
Jun 14, 2019
Draft Profiles: Pick #32 Defencemen

Draft Profiles: Pick #32 Defencemen

Four defencemen the Sens could potentially take at pick #22. Last year, the Ottawa Senators selected Jonny Tychonick in the second round, after acquiring an extra pick from trading down in the first round. They possess two second round picks this year, picks #32 and #44, which they could possibly use to select a defenceman. In this post, we’ve chosen four defenders who are on the first/second round fringe of most scouting lists, based on their expected draft range. Let’s begin! Matthew Robertson, no relation to Nicholas, is a big, skilled defenceman currently being coached by former...
Jun 13, 2019
Senators Bring Back Klimchuk

Senators Bring Back Klimchuk

The Ottawa Senators have signed Morgan Klimchuk to a one-year, two-way contract. The Ottawa Senators announced the signing of Morgan Klimchuk to a one-year, two-way deal today. Klimchuk, acquired by the Senators in January in exchange for Gabriel Gagne, suited up for Belleville for only eight games before experiencing a season ending shoulder injury. He scored four goals and an assist in those eight games for the BSens. The Regina, Saskatchewan native has previously cracked the 40 point mark twice in his AHL career and, at 24 years of age, could be considered an injury replacement or...
Jun 13, 2019
Draft Profiles: Pick #32 Forwards

Draft Profiles: Pick #32 Forwards

The Sens will pick first in the second round. Will they take a forward? The night of June 21st will be a long one for the Ottawa Senators’ scouting staff. With the first 31 picks wrapped up in the first round, they’ll be ‘on the clock’ for pretty much the entire night, as they’ll open day two with the first pick in the second round. The Sens traded down last year, acquiring a second round pick to select defenceman Jonny Tychonick. There will be plenty of intriguing options available for them at pick #32, and in this post, we take a closer look at four forwards that are expected to...
Jun 11, 2019
Draft Profiles: Pick #19 Defencemen

Draft Profiles: Pick #19 Defencemen

Four defencemen worth keeping an eye on in the middle of the first round. In the second instalment of our draft profiles, we take a look at four defencemen the Senators could potentially target with the 19th overall pick. Last season, they picked a defender in the mid-to-late first round in Jacob Bernard-Docker. With the talent available this year, we could possibly see the same thing. The four players we’ve chosen are based on a consolidated ranking from 20 different scouting sources, as well as our personal judgement. “Expected Range” is derived from the same list. Let’s...
Jun 10, 2019
Sens Sign Nick Ebert to One Year Contract

Sens Sign Nick Ebert to One Year Contract

The journeyman defender makes his next stop in Ottawa. The Ottawa Senators announced today that they’ve agreed to a one year, two-way contract with defenceman Nick Ebert. At 25 years old, Ebert returns to North America after spending two seasons in the KHL and SHL. News Release: #Sens sign defenceman Nick Ebert to a one-year, two-way contract: https://t.co/uFqEhkrJMlCommuniqué : Les #Sens mettent sous contrat le défenseur Nick Ebert : https://t.co/DZm3KzbUlL pic.twitter.com/4jJP8gxgHQ— Ottawa Senators (@Senators) June 10, 2019 A right-shot defenceman from Livingston, New Jersey,...
Jun 10, 2019
Draft Profiles: Pick #19 Forwards

Draft Profiles: Pick #19 Forwards

Kicking off our draft series with four forwards who could be possible targets for the Sens at pick #19. Welcome to the annual Silver Seven draft coverage! Over the next two weeks, Colin and Ary will dive into a bunch of prospects that the Ottawa Senators could potentially take at the 2019 NHL draft on June 21st & 22nd. After a tumultuous season, the rebuilding Senators will be picking... 19th??? The 1st round pick traded for Matt Duchene in 2017 immediately backfired, and with the Sens opting to keep last year’s pick to draft Brady Tkachuk, they’ve given up this year’s fourth overall...
Jun 8, 2019
Cost Per Pointcast: Draft Debaters Part 2, feat. Will Scouch & Ryan Biech

Cost Per Pointcast: Draft Debaters Part 2, feat. Will Scouch & Ryan Biech

Two data-driven analysts discuss some of this year’s most intriguing prospects. Episode two of the Draft Debaters series is here, with two of hockey’s most data-driven prospect analysts, Will Scouch & Ryan Biech, join the show to discuss some of the most intriguing prospects in the 2019 NHL Entry Draft. You can find Will’s work on his YouTube channel Scouching, and read Ryan’s work on NextGenHockey.ca. Both do phenomenal work that you can expect to be frequently referenced in our upcoming draft coverage. Time stamps are listed at the bottom. 0:00 — Introduction 1:28 — Bobby...
Jun 6, 2019
Jack Capuano Named Associate Coach

Jack Capuano Named Associate Coach

The former Islanders coach joins D.J. Smith on the Sens’ revamped coaching staff. D.J. Smith has made his first addition to the Sens’ revitalized bench today, bringing in Jack Capuano as the associate coach. A former head coach to the New York Islanders for seven seasons, he spent the last two seasons as an associate coach for the Florida Panthers. News Release: Jack Capuano named Ottawa Senators associate coach: https://t.co/ZUtwJ5npLTCommuniqué : Jack Capuano est nommé entraîneur-associé des #Sens : https://t.co/yaoPt6knJl pic.twitter.com/W3FJ4pVDj7— Ottawa Senators...
Jun 6, 2019
NHL Mock Draft: Senators Select Bobby Brink with No. 19 Pick

NHL Mock Draft: Senators Select Bobby Brink with No. 19 Pick

We have the Sens taking the American winger with their first pick in the 2019 draft. It’s mock draft season for SB Nation, and at pick number 19, we were blessed with numerous excellent options still on the board. Instead of opting for centreman Ryan Suzuki or defenceman Cam York, we’ve chosen Bobby Brink, the right winger, and we couldn’t be more pleased. Brink came into this past season as a bit of a dark horse. Fresh out of playing for Minnetonka High School (the same team as Sens prospect Luke Loheit), he joined the Sioux City Musketeers, where he quickly burst onto the scene....
Jun 4, 2019
Cost Per Pointcast: Draft Debaters Part 1, feat. Steve Kournianos & Larry Fisher

Cost Per Pointcast: Draft Debaters Part 1, feat. Steve Kournianos & Larry Fisher

Launching a new mini-series with two of hockey’s top prospect analysts. The Cost Per Pointcast has a busy month ahead, as we introduce the Draft Debaters series! From now until the NHL Draft on June 21st, four episodes will be released, each featuring two scouts/prospect analysts debating their most differently ranked players. In part 1, Steve Kournianos and Larry Fisher join the show. You can read Steve’s work at TheDraftAnalyst.com and Sporting News NHL, and you can read Larry’s work at The Hockey Writers. Larry just released his final top 350 rankings yesterday, and while Steve is...
Jun 3, 2019
Coaching & Hockey Ops - Belleville Year In Review

Coaching & Hockey Ops - Belleville Year In Review

Led by Troy Mann, the Belleville Senators made huge strides in their systems and overall performance. Welcome to the third instalment of the Belleville Year In Review. On Monday, we worked through the forwards and Wednesday was all about the blueline and goaltenders. Today, we’re taking a look at the coaching staff and transactions that were made this season. It’s safe to say that, for me, the bar was set incredibly low for Belleville’s head coach Troy Mann. After watching Kurt Kleinendorst lean on incapable veterans while the skilled prospects in his lineup rode the pine, all Mann...