Ottawa Senators
Ottawa Senators
Matt Puempel
HEIGHT: 6' 2"
BIRTHDATE: 24/01/1993
AGE: 23
DRAFTED: OTT: 2011-24 overall
OHL All-Rookie Team (2010) OHL Rookie of the Year (2010) Canadian Major Junior All-Rookie Team (2010) Canadian Major Junior Rookie of the Year (2010)

2014-15: Began his second full professional season with Binghamton (AHL) … Scored 12 goals and added 20 assist in 51 games, while recording 31 penalty minutes … Was recalled to Ottawa for the first time on Feb. 19 … Made his NHL debut on Feb. 21 in Ottawa’s 4-1 win over Florida, appearing in 8:41 time-on-ice … Scored his first NHL goal in a 3-1 loss to Boston on March 10 …Played in 13 games for the Senators, scoring two goals and adding one assist while registering eight penalty minutes … Sustained a high right ankle sprain on March 21 vs. Toronto (in a game in which he recorded his first career assist) which caused him to miss the rest of the regular season and the playoffs. 2013-14: Competed in his first season of professional hockey with the B-Sens, tying for the team lead with 30 goals … Led B-Sens rookies while tying for fifth among all Binghamton players with 48 points … Ranked third among AHL rookies in goals and tied for eighth in points … Led the B-Sens with 15 power-play goals while finishing the season fifth with 94 penalty minutes ... Was presented with the B-Sens Rookie of the Year award at season’s end. 2012-13: Completed his fourth full season of major junior hockey and his first with the OHL’s Kitchener Rangers establishing a new major junior career high with 35 goals ... Ranked first among Rangers in goals and was third in team scoring ... Concluded his season by appearing in two regular-season games with Binghamton and all three post-season contests with the B-Sens, leading the club with two goals. 2011-12: Was limited to only 30 regular season games in his third full season with the OHL’s Peterborough Petes due to injury and suspension ... Finished the season in a tie for sixth among Petes in scoring ... Registered at least one point in 10 consecutive games from 10/29/11 to 11/25/11 ... Signed an entry-level contract with Ottawa on 12/29/11 ... Did not return to the Petes lineup for the remainder of the season after sustaining a concussion in a game against Kingston on 1/5/12 ... Was re-assigned to Binghamton (AHL) at the conclusion of the OHL’s regular season and made his professional debut at Adirondack on 3/25/12 ... Recorded his first professional point with a goal against Norfolk on 4/14/12. 2010-11: Completed his second season of major junior hockey with Peterborough registering new major junior career highs in goals (34), assists (35), points (69) and penalty minutes (49) ... Led Peterborough in scoring ... Tallied at least one point in nine consecutive games from 12/9/10 to 1/6/11 … Missed the final 11 games of the season due to a hip injury. 2009-10: Made his major junior debut with Peterborough on 9/17/09 against Brampton and tallied his first goal (and point) of his major junior career on 9/25/09 at Oshawa ... Registered a major junior career high with six points (three goals, three assists) in a 10-3 win over Oshawa on 3/13/10 ... Led all OHL rookies in scoring while ranking second among Petes in points ... Was recognized with the Emms Family Award as the top OHL rookie and was also presented with the CHL Rookie of the Year Award.