Sens assistant GM Randy Lee went on the air with SiriusXM's NHL Radio to look back on last season and preview the 2014-15 Senators on Tuesday. Here's what he had to say...
Ever wonder what a day at an NHL development camp is like for a prospect? Here's your chance to get a better look. The Sens run a jam-paced development camp for their prospects each summer with opportunities to take in various seminars on topics ranging from nutrition to sports psychology, workout sessions led by Chris Schwarz and his strength and conditioning team, talks from the NHL coaching staff and management, as well as on-ice sessions to grow their game and team building events that are a little more light-hearted.
In sum, it's a week loaded with events that give a player the chance to add to his toolbox while on the path to what is ideally a career in the NHL. While there are many different nuances in between the teams who run camps across the NHL, Ottawa's is designed to teach prospects how to be professionals.
To give you a look at a day in the life of Senators Development Camp, Sens TV took a day to follow 2013 first round pick Curtis Lazar from event to event. In part one of this series, you get a look at a morning at dev camp, complete with a nutrition seminar at breakfast, talk from Senators head coach Paul MacLean and off-ice workout at Canadian Tire Centre.
Take a look at a day in the life of Curtis Lazar at development camp...
Team Canada played its third tune-up game on Thursday night when they took on Russia and earned a 6-3 victory. Both Curtis Lazar and Nick Paul suited up for the Canadians and registered their names on the scoresheet.
The Ottawa Senators, in conjunction with the City of Ottawa, unveiled the Richcraft Sensplex today. The state-of-the-art facility is the third of its kind, joining the Bell Sensplex in Kanata and the Cavanagh Sensplex in Kinburn, which includes four ice pads and incorporates the JB Potvin Arena.
Sentors defenceman Patrick Wiercioch made a visit to the Bell Sensplex today to visit the campers at Sens Summer Camps presented by Canadian Tire. After his stop we ran him through the traditional Sens TV gamut of questions on his summer. Take a look...
The Senators announced on Wednesday afternoon that the club has signed Vincent Dunn to a three-year entry-level contract.
Dunn, a fifth round selection of the Senators in 2013, was traded to the Rimouski Océanic this summer after playing his 2013-14 season with the nearby Gatineau Olympiques. At the conclusion of Gatineau's playoff run, he made his professional debut with the Binghamton Senators.
From the official release...
Team Canada's World Junior squad played its first summer tune up game in Montreal on Tuesday night, defeating the Czech Republic by a 6-2 margin. The Sens had two prospects suit up for Canada in the win as both Curtis Lazar and Nick Paul dressed.
Over the coming days and weeks here at Inside the Senate, I'll be passing along various statistical breakdowns of some of your favourite Senators based on their 2013-14 seasons. While finishing five points out of a playoff position meant the season did not go according to plan, the team itself and, on an individual level, a number of its members did a lot of good over the course of 82 games. It simply just didn't pan out.
As hockey fans and, more broadly, fans of any sport will tell you, the game is cruel. The Senators were conceivably worthy of a better fate last season and with the benefit of a few bounces here or there very easily could have made it into the dance. Alas, hindsight is just that.
Before we dive into a player-by-player look at how the Senators fared last year, I thought it would be of some value to do an overview of the stats we will be profiling. Let's begin...
Sens TV sat down with a handful of Senators prospects during development camp to give fans a chance to get to know them a little bit better. Up next in this series is Ben Harpur who is currently with Team Canada at their World Junior Development Camp in Montreal.
Harpur was a fourth-round selection by the Senators in the 2013 Draft out of the Guelph Storm program. A big-bodied shut-down defenceman, Harpur played a key role on the blueline for the OHL Champion and Memorial Cup finalist Storm, earning an invite to the aforementioned Hockey Canada camp in the process.
As things stand, Harpur will likely return to the Storm for the 2014-15 season and shoulder a heavy load for them on the blueline.
With all that said, here's Sens TV with Ben Harpur.
Sens TV sat down with a handful of Senators prospects during development camp to give fans a chance to get to know them a little bit better. Up next in this series is Mikael Wikstrand who was signed to an entry-level deal by the Senators in the spring after being drafted by the club in the 2012 Draft
Need a refresher on Mikael? Here's a rundown...