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News Release: Senators hold annual development camp, presented by Sport Chek, from July 1 to July 7

All five picks from the 2014 NHL Draft will participate

Monday, 06.30.2014 / 11:07 AM ET / News
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News Release: Senators hold annual development camp, presented by Sport Chek, from July 1 to July 7

OTTAWA - The Ottawa Senators (@Senators) announced today the schedule and list of 34 players attending the team’s annual development camp, presented by Sport Chek, which will take place from Tuesday, July 1, to Monday, July 7, at Canadian Tire Centre and the Bell Sensplex. The club has invited five goaltenders, 11 defencemen and 18 forwards. Each of the camp’s on-ice sessions will be open to the public.

The club’s five selections from the 2014 NHL Draft, held this past weekend in Philadelphia, will attend this year’s camp. Fans will get their first chance to welcome Andreas Englund, a defencemen from Sweden and Djurgardens’ program who the Senators selected with their first selection of the weekend (40th overall).

The development camp, which focuses on off-ice and on-ice training, is led by Senators assistant general manager Randy Lee and members of the team’s coaching staff including Senators assistant coach Dave Cameron, development consultant Jason Smith, goaltending coach Rick Wamsley, video coach Tim Pattyson, conditioning coach Chris Schwarz, Binghamton Senators head coach Luke Richardson, B-Sens assistant coach Steve Stirling and power-skating specialist Marc Power.

Due to overwhelming seating demand, the annual evening scrimmage (5-on-5) will take place at the Kanata Recreation Complex (100 Walter Baker Place) for the first time on Friday, July 4, at 6:45 p.m. The scrimmage gives the Senators’ prospects the opportunity to showcase their talent in a game like setting (two 20-minute periods), while allowing fans the chance to see the future of the hockey club up-close. Following the scrimmage, Senators season-seat owners will be invited back to Canadian Tire Centre for an exclusive meet and greet opportunity with the prospects and a management hotstove session on the arena floor.

Highlights of the Senators development camp schedule:

• On-ice training every day at the Bell Sensplex, starting Tuesday, July 1, with the exception of the camp’s final day, Monday, July 7, which features the 3-on-3 tournament.

• The annual 3-on-3 tournament is set to take place at the Bell Sensplex on Monday, July 7, at 9:30 a.m.

• Off-ice strength and conditioning workouts.

• Outdoor team-building events the evening of Wednesday, July 2, and the afternoon of Saturday, July 5.

• Vision training session for goaltenders at Dynamic Edge Sports Vision Training Centre.

• Specialized sport nutrition seminars held by nutrition specialists Bruce Bonner and Molly Morgan.

• Planning for success and sport psychology seminars.

• Position specific video meetings and on-ice sessions.

• All on-ice workouts, including the team scrimmage at the KRC and the 3-on-3 tournament at the Bell Sensplex, will be open to the public.

Daily on-ice schedule at the Bell Sensplex:

• Tuesday, July 1: 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

• Wednesday, July 2: 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

• Thursday, July 3: 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

• Friday, July 4: 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

• Saturday, July 5: 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

• Sunday, July 6: 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

• Monday, July 7: 9:15 a.m. to 11 a.m. (3-on-3 tournament)

Please note that the times listed above are subject to change. Daily media availability and schedule updates will be available at in addition to the team’s social media platforms, Twitter - @Senators and Facebook

Highlights of the players coming to the development camp:

• Twenty (20) players, marked on the list below with an asterisk (*), attended the Senators development camp in 2013.

• Fourteen (14) players spent at least a portion of their 2013-14 season skating for the American Hockey League’s Binghamton Senators.

• Twenty-three (23) of the 34 players attending are Senators draft picks and three were selected in the first round, including last summer’s first-round selection and recent Memorial Cup champion Curtis Lazar.

• Five prospects have local connections. Cody Ceci is a native of Orleans, Ont., while Vincent Dunn is a native of Gatineau, Que. Saturday’s first seventh-round selection, Kelly Summers, has spent the past two-plus seasons playing for the CCHL’s Carleton Place Canadians, while Shane Prince spent the last two-and-a-half seasons of his major junior career with the Ottawa 67’s (where he was a teammate of Ceci’s). Camp invitees Kevin Tansey (Hammond, Ont.) and Ryan Van Stralen (Prescott, Ont.) also have local roots. Van Stralen is also a former Ottawa 67’s teammate of Ceci and Prince.

• Three prospects played in NHL games for Ottawa last season: Cody Ceci, Andrew Hammond and Mark Stone.

Players scheduled to attend 2014 development camp:

No. Players Pos. Ht. Wt. Age 2013-14 Team(s) Drafted


32 * Driedger, Chris G 6-3 200 20 Calgary (WHL), Elmira (ECHL), Binghamton (AHL) 2012 draft, 76th

30 * Hammond, Andrew G 6-1 216 26 Binghamton (AHL), Ottawa (NHL) Not drafted

35 * Hogberg, Marcus G 6-5 209 19 Mora (Allsvenskan), Linköpings (SHL) 2013 draft, 78th

34 Kral, Tomas G 5-11 176 21 Litomerice (Czech-2), HC Sparta Praha (Czech) Not drafted

33 Vazzano, Alex G 6-2 192 23 Sacred Heart (AHA) Not drafted


49 * Claesson, Fredrik D 6-0 209 21 Binghamton (AHL) 2011 draft, 126th

5 * Ceci, Cody D 6-3 209 20 Binghamton (AHL), Ottawa (NHL) 2012 draft, 15th

53 Englund, Andreas D 6-3 190 18 Djurgardens (Swe-Jr.) 2014 draft, 40th

54 Gendron, Miles D 6-2 175 18 The Rivers School (USHS) 2014 draft, 70th

67 * Harpur, Ben D 6-6 214 19 Guelph (OHL) 2013 draft, 108th

42 Leblanc, Stefan D 6-0 183 18 Sudbury (OHL), Mississauga (OHL) Not drafted

77 Murphy, Matt D 6-2 199 19 Halifax (QMJHL) Not drafted

60 * Rutkowski, Troy D 6-2 206 22 Elmira (ECHL), Binghamton (AHL) 2010 draft, 137th (COL)

70 Summers, Kelly D 6-2 183 18 Carleton Place (CCHL) 2014 draft, 189th

73 Tansey, Kevin D 6-3 216 21 Clarkson (ECAC) Not drafted

66 Wikstrand, Mikael D 6-1 183 20 Mora (Allsvenskan), Frölunda (SHL) 2012 draft, 196th


38 * Baillargeon, Robert C 6-0 175 20 Boston University (H-East) 2012 draft, 136th

36 * Dunn, Vincent C 5-11 183 18 Gatineau (QMJHL), Binghamton (AHL) 2013 draft, 138th

43 * Dzingel, Ryan C 6-0 188 22 Ohio State (Big Ten), Binghamton (AHL) 2011 draft, 204th

64 Eiserman, Shane R 6-2 200 18 Dubuque (USHL) 2014 draft, 100th

52 Karlsson, Ludwig R 6-3 200 23 Elmira (ECHL), Binghamton (AHL) Not drafted

37 * Kramer, Darren L 6-1 210 22 Binghamton (AHL) 2011 draft, 156th

27 * Lazar, Curtis C 6-0 196 19 Edmonton (WHL) 2013 draft, 17th

72 * Leblanc, Chris R 6-3 199 20 Merrimack (H-East) 2013 draft, 161st

23 * Lindberg, Tobias R 6-2 201 18 Djurgardens (Swe-Jr.), Djurgardens (Allsvenskan) 2013 draft, 102nd

69 * McCormick, Max L 5-11 185 22 Ohio State (Big Ten) 2011 draft, 171st

47 Perron, Francis L 6-0 175 18 Rouyn-Noranda (QMJHL) 2014 draft, 190th

10 * Prince, Shane L 5-11 190 21 Binghamton (AHL) 2011 draft, 61st

26 * Puempel, Matt L 6-1 205 21 Binghamton (AHL) 2011 draft, 24th

55 * Robinson, Buddy R 6-5 235 22 Elmira (ECHL), Binghamton (AHL) Not drafted

63 * Shore, Quentin C 6-2 187 20 Denver (NCHC) 2013 draft, 168th

61 * Stone, Mark R 6-2 203 22 Binghamton (AHL), Ottawa (NHL) 2010 draft, 178th

71 Thompson, Garrett L 6-2 191 24 Ferris State (WCHA), Binghamton (AHL) Not drafted

56 Van Stralen, Ryan L 6-3 210 20 Ottawa (OHL) Not drafted

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