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Ales Hemsky | Winger

Team: Ottawa Senators
Age / DOB:  (30) / 8/13/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 185
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Ottawa Senators captain Jason Spezza says "there’s a lot of reflecting" to be done about his future with the team, but Ales Hemsky was pretty clear.
If the Sens trade Spezza, which is widely speculated, Hemsky will take off as an unrestricted free agent. "I want to play with a good center," Hemsky said. "That’s the most important for me. Jason been great to me. I had a blast to play with him. I would like to know what they want to do." The Spezza and his Czech Mates Line – Hemsky and Milan Michalek — had fantastic offensive numbers while playing together after Hemsky was acquired from the Edmonton Oilers before the March trade deadline. Spezza scored seven goals and 12 assists in 18 games after the deal. Hemsky had four goals and 13 assists in 20 games. Michalek netted seven goals and five assists in 20 games. But even with those point totals, the Sens still missed the playoffs, and the organization has some major decisions to make concerning its star players. Apr 15 - 11:19 AM

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Ales Hemsky has played well for the Senators since he was acquired at the trade deadline from Edmonton, but it's unclear if he'll be back with the team next year.

He can test the market as an unrestricted free agent in the summer. Hemsky notched a goal and two assists in Tuesday's 4-1 win over the Islanders to give him 16 points in 17 games with Ottawa.
Apr 10 - 10:48 AM

Ales Hemsky had an assist and the shootout winner against Carolina on Monday.

That was enough to give the Senators a 2-1 victory. Hemsky has a three-game assist going now, over which he has collected four helpers. He has 38 points in 68 games this season between Edmonton and Ottawa.
Apr 1 - 8:18 AM

Ales Hemsky picked up two assists in Sunday's 6-3 win against Calgary.

He has four helpers in his last eight outings, which gives him 11 points in 12 games since being acquired by the Senators at the trade deadline.
Mar 31 - 10:58 AM

Ales Hemsky scored a goal for Ottawa in Thursday's 5-4 loss to the Lightning.

Hemsky is one of the few players still producing at a reasonable clip now that the Senators fortunes for the season have gone south. He has registered eight points in seven games since being traded to Ottawa. Clarke MacArthur, Erik Karlsson and Milan Michalek all found the back of the net in the loss.
Mar 20 - 11:47 PM

Ales Hemsky produced three assists for a second straight game in Monday's 4-3 overtime loss to Nashville.

He picked up three helpers in a 5-3 win over Winnipeg on Saturday to give him six points in three games since he was traded to the Senators. Hemsky is starting to click with Ottawa captain Jason Spezza and the two of them could be a solid tandem down the stretch.
Mar 11 - 8:58 AM

Ales Hemsky dished out three assists in the Senators' 5-3 win over the Jets on Saturday evening.

When Hemsky is at his best, he is creating offense, lighting the lamp at a good pace but setting up even more. The problem, of course, is he tends to disappear too frequently. He has five points over his last three games, with nine goals and 29 points on the season. Milan Michalek registered a goal and two helpers, Mike Hoffman scored and assisted, while Eric Gryba, Kyle Turris and Jared Cowen potted the other goals. Jason Spezza had four helpers.
Mar 8 - 6:16 PM

Ales Hemsky made his Ottawa debut in Wednesday's loss to Calgary.

He skated alongside Jason Spezza and Milan Michalek. He was credited with two shots during his 15:55 of ice time.
Mar 6 - 11:11 AM

The Ottawa Senators have acquired Ales Hemsky from the Edmonton Oilers in exchange for a third round pick and a fifth rounder.

Edmonton will also reportedly retain half of Hemsky's remaining salary. Hemsky has nine goals and 26 points in 55 games this season. His contract will expire at the end of the campaign and even at the age of 30, his glory days seem to be behind him. We wouldn't count on him being anything more than a secondary scorer with Ottawa, but it's worth keeping an eye on this situation. There's always a chance he'll end up on a line with Jason Spezza.
Mar 5 - 12:20 PM

Ales Hemsky acknowledged that he might have played in his last game with Edmonton.

With the team out of the playoff race, they are believed to be actively shopping Hemsky. He scored twice on Tuesday in what might have been his final game with the Oilers. "It's sad if it comes to an end, but it is what it is. It's business," Hemsky said. "We'll see what happens. I wish it had been a different situation, that we were battling for the playoffs and that they would want to sign me. It's a different situation than that."
Mar 5 - 9:24 AM

Ales Hemsky scored two goals to lead the Oilers to a 3-2 win against the Ottawa Senators on Tuesday at Rexall Place.

One of Hemsky's best performances with the Edmonton Oilers this season may very well have been his last. He is an unrestricted free agent at the end of the season and he is expected to be traded by the Oilers prior to the NHL Trade Deadline at 3 p.m. ET on Wednesday. If Hemsky is traded Wednesday, he finish his career with the Oilers having played 652 regular-season games with the team, scoring 142 goals and 335 assists for 477 points. This season he has nine goals and 17 assists in 55 games. Jordan Eberle also scored for the Oilers, while Taylor Hall added two helpers in the victory.
Mar 5 - 4:30 AM

Look for forward Ales Hemsky to be dealt by the Edmonton Oilers before the NHL's trade deadline on Wednesday.

"I know what will happen and I’m ready for it," Hemsky said. "I’m excited." Hemsky hasn’t asked to be traded, but he’s an unrestricted free agent in July and has already been with Edmonton a year longer than he and the Oilers decided was best when they agreed to part ways last summer, only to be reunited in training camp when general manager Craig MacTavish wasn’t satisfied with the returns being offered in a trade. This time, it’s for real, so Hemsky is making sure to stop and smell the roses on the way out. "I’ll just try and enjoy the moment with the guys," he said. "It could be the last two games in this lockerroom so I better enjoy it, enjoy every moment. Spend it with the guys, spend it with friends and people I know." Hemsky has seven goals and 17 assists in 53 games for the lowly Oilers this season and could be very productive with the right offensive-minded team.
Mar 1 - 9:36 AM

Ales Hemsky has moved up from the third to second line.

Hemsky is expected to play alongside Sam Gagner and Jordan Eberle when the NHL schedule resumes. Hemsky's scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent this summer and the Oilers are presumably shopping him ahead of the March 5 trade deadline. Bumping him up to a scoring line will allow give interested parties one last chance to see what he can do before they make a bid.
Feb 25 - 9:15 AM

Ales Hemsky scored both goals for the Czech Republic in a 5-2 loss to the United States on Wednesday.

With the defeat, the Czechs are eliminated from Olympic play. Both of Hemsky's goals were unassisted. He has recorded only eight markers and 24 points in 52 matches with Edmonton this season.
Feb 19 - 2:32 PM

Ales Hemsky received just 6:58 of ice time in Wednesday's Olympic opener versus Sweden.

"It's hard if you don't play the first half of the game," Hemsky said after the Czech Republic's 4-2 loss. "I'm not used to it. I didn't sit like that for how many years, but it is what it is. I just tried to get back and just get my legs going." He didn't get a shift in the first period and made his first appearance about 31 minutes into the match.
Feb 12 - 3:58 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Jason Spezza
2Kyle Turris
3Mika Zibanejad
4Zack Smith
5Jean-Gabriel Pageau
LW1Clarke MacArthur
2Milan Michalek
3Colin Greening
4Matt Kassian
5Mike Hoffman
RW1Bobby Ryan
2Ales Hemsky
3Chris Neil
4Mark Stone
5Erik Condra
D1Erik Karlsson
2Marc Methot
3Chris Phillips
4Jared Cowen
5Patrick Wiercioch
6Eric Gryba
7Cody Ceci
G1Craig Anderson
2Robin Lehner
3Nathan Lawson