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Matt Puempel | Winger

Team: Ottawa Senators
Age / DOB:  (22) / 1/24/1993
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 196

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Matt Puempel still isn't fully recovered from the high ankle sprain he suffered last season.
The 22-year-old played in 13 games with the Sens last year, and there's a realistic chance he will start the season with the big club if he's healthy. Puempel is taking part in the Senators' development camp, but he won't be participating in contact drills. Jul 5 - 10:24 AM

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Matt Puempel (lower body injury) will be held out of Monday's tilt with the San Jose Sharks.

Puempel left Saturday’s game early after sustaining a lower body injury and will be unable to dress Monday night. He has just two goals and an assist in 13 games this season and should be considered day-to-day. Zach Smith and Colin Greening will dress in place of Puempel and Milan Michalek, who was also injured Saturday night and will be unable to suit up Monday.
Mar 23 - 5:22 PM

Matt Puempel (lower-body) left Saturday's game and did not return.

The 22-year-old has two goals and three points in 13 games this season. He should be considered day-to-day right now. The Senators also lost Milan Michalek in the game.

Matt Puempel was skating in practice with Mika Zibanejad and Bobby Ryan Saturday morning.

If Puempel gets to keep that gig for Saturday night's game against Toronto it will be a boost to his fantasy value. Meanwhile, leading scorer Mike Hoffman was scrimmaging on the fourth line with Alex Chiassson and David Legwand. If you have Hoffman, you may want to bench him for Saturday night's game as a precaution. Keep an eye on this situation.
Mar 21 - 12:00 PM

Matt Puempel's first NHL goal was the only marker for Ottawa in a 3-1 defeat at the hands of the Bruins on Tuesday night.

Puempel was a first round pick of the Sens in the 2011 draft and still has the potential for a solid career, but with just one point in his first seven games, he's not worth a look in fantasy leagues at the moment. Patrick Wiercioch and Jean-Gabriel Pageau picked up helpers on the goal.
Mar 10 - 11:15 PM

After sitting out Wednesday's tilt with the Jets, Puempel was reinserted into the Senators' lineup against the Sabres on Friday night.

Puempel replaced Colin Greening on the third line to the left of David Legwand and Alex Chiasson. The young forward has a bright future, but also zero points for the Sens through his first four games.

Matt Puempel will move back to the press box Wednesday night versus the Jets.

Puempel had skated in four of the last five games but will give way to Colin Greening Wednesday night. The 22-year-old former first round pick has played in just four career games and has yet to find the score sheet but has plenty of time to become a mainstay in the Senators lineup in future years. For this season though, he has no fantasy value.
Mar 4 - 5:03 PM

Matt Puempel will skate on the fourth line on Saturday night against the San Jose Sharks.

After sitting out a game, Puempel will skate to the right of Erik Condra and Jean-Gabriel Pageau. The young Puempel has just a hit and two shots through his first two NHL games, but he also owns 12 goals and 32 points in 51 games this season for AHL Binghamton.
Feb 28 - 7:35 PM

Matt Puempel will be scratched against the LA Kings on Thursday night.

Through Puempel's first two career NHL games, he has just a hit and two shots to show for his efforts. However The 22 year old has 12 goals and 32 points in 51 games for AHL Binghamton this season, and did reach the 30 goal plateau for them last season.
Feb 26 - 8:27 PM

Matt Puempel is expected to make his NHL debut on Saturday.

Puempel was Ottawa's first round pick in the 2011 Entry Draft. He is the third member of the Senators to make his NHL debut this week after Shane Prince and Andrew Hammond. "He’s a real good prospect for us," GM Bryan Murray said Friday, after Puempel had his first practice with the NHL Senators. "He looks like an NHL player out there with this group." The 22-year-old has 12 goals and 32 points in 51 games in the AHL this season, but he did reach 30-goals there last year.
Feb 21 - 9:29 AM

The Ottawa Senators have recalled forward Matt Puempel, and could make his NHL debut on Saturday versus Florida.

The 22 year old winger was selected 24th overall by the Sens in the 2011 Entry Draft. Over 136 career AHL games for Binghamton, Puempel has 78 goals, 128 points and 170 PIMs, the vast majority coming since last season.
Feb 19 - 8:37 PM

Matt Puempel has been assigned to the minors by Ottawa.

David Dziurzynski, Alex Grant, Aaron Johnson, Buddy Robinson, Fredik Claesson and goaltender Scott Greenham were also sent to AHL Binghamton as part of the Senators' final roster cuts.
Mon, Oct 6, 2014 12:19:00 PM

Matt Puempel is projected to be in the mix for a roster spot with Ottawa at training camp.

He's expected to compete with Curtis Lazar, Mark Stone, Mike Hoffman and Shane Prince for one or two winger spots. "You can't control who other guys are and what other guys do and you can only worry about yourself," said Puempel. "If you do that within a team environment, you will have success." He amassed 30 goals, 48 points and 94 penalty minutes in 74 games with AHL Binghamton last season.
Tue, Sep 16, 2014 07:27:00 AM

One young player to keep an eye on in Senators' camp in September will be Matt Puempel.

The 21-year-old winger really blossomed after Christmas playing for Binghamton of the AHL, scoring 30 goals on the season and registering 94 penalty minutes. The Sens believe he may be able to make the jump to the NHL next season and see him as the potential power forward they are missing.
Source: Ottawa Sun
Sat, Apr 26, 2014 11:06:00 AM

Matt Puempel missed all three rookie tournament games for Ottawa because of a back issue.

He was nursing back spasms which could put him on the sidelines for the start of the Senators' big camp. Puempel had two goals for AHL Binghamton in three playoff games last year and he will probably end up starting the 2013-14 campaign in the minors once he's cleared to return.
Mon, Sep 9, 2013 12:24:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Kyle Turris
2Mika Zibanejad
3Jean-Gabriel Pageau
4Zack Smith
5Curtis Lazar
6Eric O'Dell
LW1Clarke MacArthur
2Mike Hoffman
3Milan Michalek
4Colin Greening
5Matt Puempel
RW1Bobby Ryan
2Mark Stone
3Alex Chiasson
4Chris Neil
D1Erik Karlsson
2Marc Methot
3Cody Ceci
4Patrick Wiercioch
5Jared Cowen
6Mark Borowiecki
7Chris Phillips
G1Craig Anderson
2Andrew Hammond