Player News - Senators

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Ryan Dzingel scored the only Senators goal in a 4-1 loss to the Maple Leafs on Tuesday night.

Dzingel got the Senators off to a great start as he fired a Matt Duchene pass into the net just 21 seconds into the contest. Unfortunately, the Sens could not hold the lead for long as the Leafs tied the game under five minutes later and never looked back. Dzingel may be heavily relied upon by his team to contribute offensively this upcoming season after this past offseason’s roster retooling. Given the potential increase in playing time this season, he could be a decent late-round draft choice in deeper fantasy leagues. The 26-year old recorded 23 goals and 41 points in 79 games with a 16:30 average TOI in 2017-18.
Sep 18 - 10:54 PM

Thomas Chabot will likely quarterback Ottawa's top power-play unit, but Ottawa coach Guy Boucher expects to experiment at training camp.

The Senators moved Erik Karlsson to San Jose last week, which will give plenty of defenders new opportunities. "(Chabot) has that look and (Chris) Wideman was here last year and he was doing terrific on it before he got hurt (in November)," Boucher said. "You have to look at guys like (Christian) Wolanin and I’m not sure how much time (Cody) Ceci is going to get on it."
Sep 18 - 10:40 AM

Peter MacTavish will join the Ottawa Senators as an assistant general manager, starting on Oct. 1.

MacTavish served as a labor and employment partner for the law firm Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP within their Ottawa offices. He also has 15 years of experience in the player representation industry. Among other things, he'll help the Senators in dealing with player contracts and salary arbitration.
Sep 17 - 2:54 PM

Dylan DeMelo is thrilled about being back on the East Coast.

DeMelo was born in London, Ontario, so he's much closer to home now that he's a member of the Ottawa Senators. "It’s a dream for me to play for a Canadian team," said DeMelo, who was acquired in the Erik Karlsson deal. "Every time I came here to play (in junior), I enjoyed it. My parents are happier that I’m closer to home and (they) don’t have to stay up until 10:30 to catch the first period of a hockey game." The 25-year-old had 20 assists in 63 games with San Jose last season. He shouldn't pop up on your fantasy radar.
Sep 16 - 10:11 AM

Jean-Gabriel Pageau suffered a torn Achilles tendon on Thursday and he is expected to miss a minimum of six months.

Pageau underwent surgery Thursday night after he was injured during training. The two-way center had 14 goals and 29 points in 78 games last season. Pageau was slated to compete for a second-line spot at training camp, but now that position will probably go to newcomer Chris Tierney, who was acquired from San Jose in the Erik Karlsson trade.
Sep 14 - 9:47 AM

Ottawa will provide an update on the status of Jean-Gabriel Pageau on Friday.

According to reports, Pageau injured his ankle doing his physical tests Thursday morning. Some sources mentioned that he could be out months if surgery is required to repair a Achilles' tendon, but nothing has been confirmed at this time.
Sep 13 - 5:00 PM

Ottawa has acquired the rights to prospect Josh Norris from San Jose.

The Senators obtained Norris as part of the trade that sent Erik Karlsson to the Sharks. "Josh is strong two-way center who is a great skater and has a unique ability to produce offense," said Ottawa GM Pierre Dorion. "He brings a complete game to the table." Norris was the 19th overall pick in the 2017 NHL Draft. He produced eight goals and 23 points in 37 games for the University of Michigan last year.
Sep 13 - 3:30 PM

Dylan DeMelo has been sent to the Ottawa Senators as part of the trade that moved Erik Karlsson to San Jose.

DeMelo agreed to a two-year contract with the Sharks over the summer after he wasn't given a qualifying offer. "Dylan is a strong, determined player. He is a competitor and made significant strides last season," said Senators GM Pierre Dorion. "He will fit in well with our style of play." DeMelo had 20 assists in 63 contests last season for San Jose.
Sep 13 - 3:23 PM

Rudolfs Balcers has been traded to the Ottawa Senators.

Balcers was acquired in the blockbuster trade that sent Erik Karlsson to the San Jose Sharks. "Rudolfs has excellent puck skills and possesses an outstanding shot, with a great release," said Senators GM Pierre Dorion. He is a dynamic player that wants to have the puck and has exceptional quickness." Balcers tallied 23 goals and 48 points in 67 games for the AHL's San Jose Barracuda last season. The 21-year-old also had four goals and six points in eight outings for Latvia at the 2018 IIHF World Championship.
Sep 13 - 3:18 PM

Ottawa has obtained Chris Tierney from the San Jose Sharks in the Erik Karlsson trade.

Tierney just signed a two-year, $5.875 million contract with Sharks over the summer. He registered 17 goals and 40 points in 82 games last season. "Chris has everything we want in a Senator. He's talented, hard-working, and a strong leader," said Senators GM Pierre Dorion. "He is coming into his own as an NHL player and his best years are in front of him. Tierney will probably have a shot at being Ottawa's second-line center in 2018-19.
Sep 13 - 3:13 PM

Marian Gaborik (back) is not expected to be available for the start of training camp and his status for the 2018-19 season is also in doubt.

"Gaborik has not been fully cleared health-wise," said Ottawa GM Pierre Dorion on Wednesday. "He's still in L.A. seeing a back specialist. Once he gets here, we'll have more information. Right now, I can't tell you more than that." Gaborik had surgery on a herniated disc in April and a timetable for his return is unclear at this time.
Source: Ottawa Sun
Sep 12 - 6:58 PM

Jack Skille will attend Ottawa's training camp on a professional tryout.

Skille notched 11 goals and 14 assists in 41 games for Dinamo Minsk of the KHL last season. He posted nine points over 55 contests with the Vancouver Canucks during the 2016-17 campaign.
Sep 12 - 12:19 PM

Filip Gustavsson turned aside all 15 shots he faced in Friday's 4-0 win over the Montreal Canadiens in a rookie game.

"I didn’t have plenty to do tonight, but the saves I did were good saves," he said. "For me, personally it’s easier the more shots I get, so to keep up the focus without getting more shots is hard. It’s almost like I wanted to play in their net tonight to get more shots, but I can’t save more pucks than those that are coming at me. It was a great start and I also want to say think you to the defencemen out there." The Senators acquired Gustavsson from the Penguins as part of the trade that sent Derick Brassard to Pittsburgh. The 20-year-old came over to North America towards the end of last season after spending most of the year in Sweden. Gustavsson will likely get an opportunity to play a lot of games in the minors with AHL Belleville this season. It sounds like he's going to be the Senators goalie of the future.
Sep 8 - 11:05 AM

Brady Tkachuk scored a pair of goals in Friday's 4-0 rookie tournament game against the Montreal Canadiens.

The two goals don't really mean anything, but it's nice to see he's off to a good start. "I’m definitely confident in myself and definitely helps to play with two guys like that (Colin White and Filip Chlapik) and it’s easy to find chemistry with them," said Tkachuk. The Senators drafted him fourth overall in last June's NHL Entry Draft. The 18-year-old is entering his first season as a professional hockey player after spending last year with Boston University. Tkachuk has a legitimate shot to make the team out of training camp, but he could also spend some time in the AHL if the Sens feel like he's not ready.
Sep 8 - 11:01 AM

Brady Tkachuk is going into training camp with a real chance of making the Senators' opening game roster.

Ottawa took Tkachuk with the fourth overall pick in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft. He had eight goals and 31 points in 40 games with Boston University as a freshman in 2017-18 and decided to sign with the Senators in Ottawa rather than continue down the college route. He's no longer eligible to play in the NCAA, but the door is now open to him playing for Ottawa. "There was a lot of motivation this summer and there’s an opportunity there and now I have to work for it and just play my game," Tkachuk said. "I think for me it’s just working hard and playing my best every shift and try to get better every shift. That’s my main focus right now. I think it’s also going to help if we get two wins this weekend, so that’s really important for us." If he doesn't make Ottawa's roster, then the team will have to decide whether to send him to AHL Belleville or OHL London.
Sep 7 - 4:18 PM


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