The 2016 NHL Draft Lottery is in the books and the Sens will select 12th overall at the upcoming Entry Draft in June.
It wasn't meant to be as the Sens were up against some long odds and held their original position ahead of Carolina and Boston.
Here's how the lottery shook out for Round 1:
1st: Toronto Maple Leafs
2nd: Winnipeg Jets
3rd: Columbus Blue Jackets
4th: Edmonton Oilers
5th: Vancouver Canucks
6th: Calgary Flames
7th: Arizona Coyotes
8th: Buffalo Sabres
9th: Montreal Canadiens
10th: Colorado Avalanche
11th: New Jersey Devils
12th: Ottawa Senators
13th: Carolina Hurricanes
14th: Boston Bruins
Starting next week we'll begin our Sport Check Prospect Profiles to help you get ready for the 2016 NHL Entry Draft which will be held from June 24–25, 2016 at the First Niagara Center in Buffalo.
Sens captain Erik Karlsson was once again named one of the finalists for the Norris Trophy by the NHL (along with Drew Doughty of the Los Angeles Kings and Brent Burns of the San Jose Sharks).
From the NHL:
Karlsson is the first NHL defenseman to score at least 82 in a season since Brian Leetch of the New York Rangers (85 points) and Ray Bourque of the Boston Bruins (82 points) in 1995-96. Karlsson played all 82 regular-season games for a third straight season and led the NHL in ice time (2,375:55), even-strength ice time (1,885:26), and average ice time (28:58), all NHL career highs.
Karlsson's 2015-16 campaign was truly remarkable and with 2 games remaining in the regular season we put together the video below to help showcase that. The captain is so good he actually improved on all these stats so when you're watching it just pretend all the numbers are just a bit higher...
Here's what Sens GM Pierre Dorion had to say after learning of EK65's Norris nomination:
Erik had a record-setting year and we’re also pleased with the season he put together as our captain. He is truly one of the league’s most dynamic players. I think the most encouraging thing for me about Erik’s season is that as good as it was, he knows he can take himself and the team to another level. That’s exciting to me.
The winner will be announced Wednesday, June 22, during the 2016 NHL Awards from the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.
Here's everything you need to know as the Sens look to beat the odds in 2016 NHL Draft Lottery that takes place this Saturday.
The schedule has been released for the 2016 Rookie Tournament in London, ON as the Sens prospects square off against the Penguins, Canadiens and Maple Leafs in their annual pre-season round-robin.
Senators' 2015 first-round pick Thomas Chabot was named the CHL's Player of the Week after registering 10 assists in 4 playoff games with the Saint John Sea Dogs.
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We catch up with Sens assistant general manager Pierre Dorion to talk about the team's signing of Swedish prospect Andres Englund to and entry-level contract...