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POSTED ON Wednesday, 26.06.2013 / 3:35 PM
By Chris Lund - OttawaSenators.com / Inside the Senate Blog

For the past three days Scotiabank Place has played host to convocation ceremonies for Algonquin College, an Ontario college with campuses in the National Capital Region. On Wednesday, the tie between the Sens and the college was made a little bit stronger with accolades for Binghamton Senators coach Luke Richardson and his wife, Stephanie.

The Richardsons became the first couple to receive an honourary degree from Algonquin College for their work with youth mental health initiatives stemming from their organization, Do It For Daron, which is now in its third year.

From the Algonquin College's official release...

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POSTED ON Wednesday, 26.06.2013 / 1:30 PM
By Chris Lund - OttawaSenators.com / Inside the Senate Blog

They say you can’t teach size and, from that, we can conclude that London Knights defenceman Nikita Zadorov has a lot that cannot be taught.

Zadorov, a 6-foot-5, 230 pound rearguard, was a rock on the blueline for the Knights during their 2012-13 OHL Championship season. He didn’t post big numbers with six goals and 19 points in 63 games by virtue of his shutdown style, but Zadorov was a key part of the Knights season nonetheless, posting a plus-33 over that span for his efforts.

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POSTED ON Wednesday, 26.06.2013 / 1:00 PM
By Chris Lund - OttawaSenators.com / Inside the Senate Blog

There are many famous NHL last names in this year’s Entry Draft but none may come with more name recognition than that belonging to Max Domi of the London Knights.

Domi is a far cry from his father, Tie, who plied his trade for years as a pugilist at the pro level. Boasting plenty of skill with the puck, Max was a dominant scorer in the OHL this season, recording 87 points in 64 games for the Knights prior to adding another 32 in 21 games during the playoffs. He also won a gold medal at the Ivan Hlinka tournament, chipping in with seven points in five games for Canada.

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POSTED ON Wednesday, 26.06.2013 / 12:30 PM
By Chris Lund - OttawaSenators.com / Inside the Senate Blog

Fans who were hoping their favourite team would take a versatile forward in round one this year had their eyes opened the first time they saw Bo Horvat play.

While he didn’t post outrageous numbers with the London Knights this season, Horvat had a solid offensive campaign for his OHL Championship squad. In 67 games for London in 2012-13, Horvat recorded 61 points and added another 23 in 21 games come playoff time, scoring more goals than any other player in the OHL playoffs. He was also a star for Canada at the Ivan Hlinka tournament, recording four points in five games.

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POSTED ON Tuesday, 25.06.2013 / 1:30 PM
By Chris Lund - OttawaSenators.com / Inside the Senate Blog

If you’re looking for the Sens to keep it all in the family on draft day, Andre Burakowsky is your man. His father, Robert, was a member of the Sens during the 1993-94 season. Now Andre is poised to be a first round selection.

It was a tough year on the scoresheet for Burakowsky as he was stuck in a middle ground between Malmo’s junior and senior circuits. In 13 games for the junior squad, he was very strong, recording three goals and four assists. However, he struggled to earn minutes with the senior team during their Allsvenskan season, scoring four goals and 11 points. He did not play for Sweden at the World Juniors, but was strong with the U18 team, scoring four goals in five games at the World U18 tournament and recording six goals and 12 points in 10 games in other U18 competition.

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POSTED ON Tuesday, 25.06.2013 / 1:00 PM
By Chris Lund - OttawaSenators.com / Inside the Senate Blog

With a renewed emphasis on dynamic offensive talent on the blueline in the modern NHL, Josh Morrissey of the Prince Albert Raiders will be a tough player to pass up for many teams.

Morrissey, a 5-foot-11, 182 pound defender who shoots from the left side, had a very productive 2012-13. In 70 games for the Raiders, he was an offensive catalyst from the blueline, recording 15 goals and 47 points. He was also a star for Canada at the Ivan Hlinka tournament and the World U18 championships, recording eight points in five games and seven points in seven games respectively. He earned a gold medal at both tournaments.

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POSTED ON Tuesday, 25.06.2013 / 12:30 PM
By Chris Lund - OttawaSenators.com / Inside the Senate Blog

In a draft filled with the sons of former NHLers, Kerby Rychel may be the most polished of the bunch.

Rychel has developed as a prolific scorer for the Windsor Spitfires playing for his father, Warren. The 2012-13 season marked the second consecutive year Rychel hit the 40 goal plateau in Windsor and his play earned him a place in the CHL Top Prospects Game. A year ago, after the 2011-12 OHL season, he helped Canada to a bronze medal at the World U18s, potting five goals and eight points in seven games.

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POSTED ON Tuesday, 25.06.2013 / 9:45 AM
By Chris Lund - OttawaSenators.com / Inside the Senate Blog

With the Stanley Cup now residing in Chicago for the next year, the attention of the NHL turns to New Jersey and the NHL Draft on Sunday where the newest crop of NHLers will find out where they will ply their trade for the foreseeable future.

In anticipation of this, Sens TV and Inside the Senate joined forces for an exclusive series of interviews with Sens brass. You will be able to see these exclusives over the coming days.

Here's part one of our interview with Sens GM Bryan Murray and Director of Player Personnel Pierre Dorion as we talk about their favourite draft memories and the art of scouting.

Take a look...

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POSTED ON Monday, 24.06.2013 / 3:00 PM
By Chris Lund - OttawaSenators.com / Inside the Senate Blog

We’re on to Memorable Monday number four here at Inside the Senate and today, in honour of the fourth edition of this segment, we’ll be taking a fitting look at what may be the most remarkable phenomenon in all of Ottawa: The Big Rig Rule.

As we now know, if Chris Phillips scores a goal for the Sens you may as well call it a win then and there.

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POSTED ON Monday, 24.06.2013 / 1:00 PM
By Chris Lund - OttawaSenators.com / Inside the Senate Blog

Rasmus Ristolainen may not be the biggest name defenceman in the Entry Draft this summer, but his pedigree dictates he could be the first of the crop appearing on an NHL team.

Ristolainen has been playing with TPS of the SM-liiga for three seasons now and has outperformed his age by a fair margin. He may not be the most offensively prolific defenceman but he recorded 15 points in 52 games for his team in Finland’s top circuit. He was one of Finland’s stronger players at the last World Juniors with six points in six games.

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ATLANTIC DIVISION
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - BOS 82 54 19 9 261 177 117
2 x - TBL 82 46 27 9 240 215 101
3 x - MTL 82 46 28 8 215 204 100
4 x - DET 82 39 28 15 222 230 93
5 OTT 82 37 31 14 236 265 88
6 TOR 82 38 36 8 231 256 84
7 FLA 82 29 45 8 196 268 66
8 BUF 82 21 51 10 157 248 52

STATS

2013-2014 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
E. Karlsson 82 20 54 -15 74
J. Spezza 75 23 43 -26 66
K. Turris 82 26 32 22 58
C. MacArthur 79 24 31 12 55
B. Ryan 70 23 25 7 48
A. Hemsky 75 13 30 -15 43
M. Michalek 82 17 22 -25 39
M. Zibanejad 69 16 17 -15 33
M. Methot 75 6 17 0 23
P. Wiercioch 53 4 19 -1 23
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Anderson 25 16 8 .911 3.00
R. Lehner 12 15 6 .913 3.06