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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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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

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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

Matt Puempel has been assigned to the minors.

Shane Prince was projected to stay with Ottawa because he has to clear waivers to be sent down. He will serve as the Senators' 13th forward and Puempel will start the season with Binghamton.
Wed, Oct 7, 2015 03:18:00 PM

Matt Puempel and Shane Prince are still in a battle for the Senators' last forward spot.

Ottawa will break camp with 13 forwards and only one of Puempel and Prince will make the team. As well only one will play Saturday night against the Habs. After Saturday's game, one will be sent to the AHL. Right now it looks as if Prince has the upper hand on a roster spot. From a fantasy perspective, however, Puempel has more uspide. Stay tuned.
Source: Ottawa Sun
Sat, Oct 3, 2015 11:46:00 AM

It appears that Matt Puempel is just fine after injuring his left arm in practice Friday.

The Senators were concerned when Puempel left the ice clutching his arm, but the roster hopeful was on the ice for practice Saturday morning with his Ottawa teammates. Puempel is competing for a fourth-line job with Alex Chiasson and Shane Prince and despite his obvious offensive skills, has little fantasy value for this season based on his predicted useage.
Sat, Sep 26, 2015 10:33:00 AM

Matt Puempel says his high-ankle sprain did not hamper his offseason training.

Puempel said he felt 100% in June. "I feel great. There's been no problems with it at all. My testing was better than last year with lower body stuff," said Puempel. "I've been on the ice for a few weeks every day. It feels good." Puempel had 32 points in 51 games in the American Hockey League, while recording three points in 13 games in the NHL.
Source: Ottawa Sun
Sun, Sep 13, 2015 10:29:00 AM

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.
Sun, Jul 5, 2015 10:24:00 AM

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.
Mon, Mar 23, 2015 05:22:00 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.
Sun, Mar 22, 2015 12:26:00 PM

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.
Sat, Mar 21, 2015 12:00:00 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.
Tue, Mar 10, 2015 11:15:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Kyle Turris
2Mika Zibanejad
3Jean-Gabriel Pageau
4Zack Smith
5Curtis Lazar
6Ryan Dzingel
LW1Mike Hoffman
2Clarke MacArthur
3Shane Prince
4David Dziurzynski
RW1Bobby Ryan
2Mark Stone
3Chris Neil
4Alex Chiasson
D1Erik Karlsson
2Dion Phaneuf
3Marc Methot
4Cody Ceci
5Mark Borowiecki
6Patrick Wiercioch
7Chris Wideman
8Chris Phillips
G1Craig Anderson
2Andrew Hammond