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Matt Puempel | Winger | #26

Team: Ottawa Senators
Age / DOB:  (23) / 1/24/1993
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 204
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 1 (24) / OTT

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Matt Puempel thinks he has a chance to be a full-time NHLer in 2016-17.
He feels more confident going into training camp and wants to play his style rather playing it safe like he did last campaign. "It's a huge fresh start," Puempel said. "It's a new GM, even though Pierre was there before (as assistant GM), new coaches — everything's new, so there's a new mentality. I had a good relationship with Dave but obviously with the new coaching staff, it's exciting. It's a positive energy feel in Ottawa. I was up there for a couple weeks in the summer and I think the whole city is excited, as are all the guys, too." Puempel had two goals and one assist in 26 games with Ottawa last season, while averaging 11:20 of ice time per match. Aug 11 - 5:33 PM

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The Ottawa Senators have signed Matt Puempel to a one-year, two-way contract.

Puempel's deal is worth $900,000 in the NHL or $75,000 in the minors. He had 17 goals and 30 points in 34 AHL contests last season. He also scored two goals and three points in 26 games with the Ottawa Senators.
Jul 16 - 9:07 PM

Matt Puempel picked up his fourth NHL goal during Saturday's 6-1 win over Boston.

Through 24 career NHL games, the 23-year-old Puempel has now posted just six points. So unless you're in a super duper deep pool, we'd leave him undrafted next season.
Apr 9 - 3:48 PM

Matt Puempel and Patrick Wiercioch will be scratched against Buffalo on Friday.

Unfortunately it doesn't seem as though either youngster is in Coach Cameron's plans. Tonight marks just twice over the last nine games Puempel has played, while Wiercioch has played just thrice over the last 13 games.
Source: Joe Yerdon
Mar 18 - 6:22 PM

Matt Puempel and Patrick Wiercioch will be scratched from Tuesday's match with Minnesota.

Including tonight, Puempel will have played just twice over the last eight games. While Wiercioch has seen just three games of action of the last dozen. At this time, it doesn't seem as though either fit in to Coach Cameron's plans.
Mar 15 - 7:08 PM

Matt Puempel and Patrick Wiercioch will be scratched from Saturday's match with Toronto.

Unfortunately neither pose any fantasy value. Puempel for example has posted 26 points in 31 games for AHL Binghamton, but has just two points in 16 games for Ottawa.
Mar 12 - 2:50 PM

Matt Puempel and Patrick Wiercioch will each be scratched against Carolina on Tuesday.

Unfortunately there isn't a lick of fantasy value between them. The 23-year-old forward has posted 26 points in 31 games with AHL Binghamton, but he's yet to put it together with Ottawa with just five points in 23 games.
Mar 8 - 6:26 PM

Matt Puempel will be scratched against the Maple Leafs on Saturday night.

Through 15 games this season Puempel has posted just two points and little else to his stat line. So we'd let him lie on the waiver wire until he proves he can hang.
Source: Mike Brophy
Mar 5 - 6:14 PM

Matt Puempel has been called up by Ottawa.

He has one goal and one assist in 14 games with the big club this season. Puempel has scored 15 markers and 26 points in 31 matches in the minors this year.
Feb 29 - 6:27 PM

Ottawa has sent Matt Puempel to AHL Binghamton.

He has one goal and one assist in 14 NHL outings this year. Puempel may be back with Ottawa after the All-Star break.
Jan 27 - 10:46 AM

Matt Puempel will skate on Ottawa's third line against the Islanders on Friday night.

Puempel will skate to the left of Zack Smith and Curtis Lazar, and is quite intriguing if you're in a deep pool. Though the 22-year-old Puempel has yet to put it all together with the big boys, he seems to be improving down on the farm. This season he already has 13 goals and 24 points with just 15 PIMs in 29 games for AHL Binghamton. His previous career highs are 30 goals and 48 points with 94 PIMs in 70 games back in 2013-14. Quite a bit of maturation there.
Jan 22 - 6:37 PM

The Ottawa Senators have recalled Matt Puempel from the AHL and have made him a healthy scratch in Thursday's game against the New Jersey Devils.

The 22-year-old was Ottawa's first round pick, 24th overall, in 2011. He has one goal and two penalty minutes in 11 games this season.
Jan 21 - 7:15 PM

Matt Puempel has been returned to the AHL.

The move was made Sunday and he picked up an assist in Binghamton's 6-4 loss to the Toronto Marlies that afternoon. Puempel has one goal in 11 NHL appearances this season.
Mon, Nov 23, 2015 10:44:00 AM

Matt Puempel skated with Mika Zibanejad and Bobby Ryan during Wednesday's practice.

He was a healthy scratch in Tuesday's 7-5 loss to Nashville and could draw back into the lineup on Thursday. Puempel has one goal in six appearances with Ottawa this year.
Thu, Nov 12, 2015 09:00:00 AM

Matt Puempel has been called up by Ottawa.

He was summoned on an emergency basis as the Senators have been building up injuries up front. Puempel had two goals and one assist in 13 games with Ottawa last season.
Mon, Oct 26, 2015 06:45:00 PM

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4Zack Smith
5Chris Kelly
6Curtis Lazar
7Logan Brown
LW1Mike Hoffman
2Clarke MacArthur
3Ryan Dzingel
4Nick Paul
5Matt Puempel
RW1Bobby Ryan
2Mark Stone
3Chris Neil
4Buddy Robinson
5Michael Blunden
D1Erik Karlsson
2Dion Phaneuf
3Marc Methot
4Cody Ceci
5Mark Borowiecki
6Chris Wideman
7Fredrik Claesson
G1Craig Anderson
2Andrew Hammond