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Senators spread holiday cheer at CHEO

Friday, 12.8.2006 / 12:00 AM ET / News
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Senators spread holiday cheer at CHEO
Ottawa Senators captain Daniel Alfredsson meets with a young fan during the club's annual Christmas visit to CHEO today.

by Todd Anderson

The Ottawa Senators met with some of their biggest fans today during the annual Christmas visit to the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO).

The smiles on the faces of the children were priceless.

"This team means a lot to me," said nine-year-old Cheyenne Harper. "I like this team a lot. My friends like this team. Almost my whole family likes this team. This is pretty exciting. The players are so nice."

It was a special day for the players as well.

"To come in here and see the smiles on their faces is pretty special," said forward Brian McGrattan. "This is a big deal to the kids and to us."

Senators game announcer Stuntman Stu introduced the players one-by-one to the crowd to start the visit in the hospital's cafeteria. After the introductions, the group of young patients, parents and staff, had a special surprise for the team - a Christmas-themed song dedicated to the Senators.

"My friends and I thought this would be fun and creative," said Adam Fuisz, 13, one of the writers of the song. "I've never met (the players). This is pretty awesome."

After the song, the players scattered across the room to meet the children individually.

"It's always great if you can light up the days of those who are recovering," said Senators goaltender Martin Gerber. "This is a great opportunity for us to be able to cheer up the kids and put a smile on their face."

After visiting the group in the cafeteria, the players visited other patients in the in-patient units at CHEO and also stopped by Roger's House.

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ATLANTIC DIVISION
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 FLA 52 31 15 6 143 115 68
2 TBL 51 29 18 4 137 118 62
3 BOS 52 28 18 6 151 137 62
4 DET 52 26 18 8 130 131 60
5 MTL 54 26 24 4 143 143 56
6 OTT 53 24 23 6 148 165 54
7 BUF 53 21 26 6 120 139 48
8 TOR 51 19 23 9 117 140 47

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2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
E. Karlsson 53 11 48 7 59
B. Ryan 52 19 26 -1 45
M. Hoffman 49 23 18 6 41
M. Stone 51 14 24 -13 38
M. Zibanejad 52 11 21 -2 32
K. Turris 47 13 17 -10 30
J. Pageau 53 12 8 3 20
Z. Smith 52 10 5 5 15
C. Ceci 46 5 10 -3 15
C. Lazar 48 5 9 0 14
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Anderson 21 17 4 .913 2.91
A. Hammond 3 5 2 .900 3.10