Player News - Senators

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Patrick Wiercioch did not get a qualifying offer so he will be an unrestricted free agent on July 1.

The move was expected after the Senators were unsuccessful in their attempts to trade him at the draft. Wiercioch posted just five assists in 52 games with Ottawa last season, but he could have some value to other clubs as a depth defender.
Jun 27 - 4:22 PM

Patrick Sieloff has been traded to the Ottawa Senators for Alex Chiasson.

Sieloff made his NHL debut with the Flames last season and scored the game-winning goal in a 2-1 victory over Minnesota. He contributed two goals, nine assists and 54 penalty minutes in 52 outings with the AHL's Stockton Heat.
Jun 27 - 4:18 PM

Ottawa GM Pierre Dorion doesn't want to go to salary arbitration with Mike Hoffman.

The two sides will continue to work on various terms to avoid that outcome. Hoffman was awarded a one-year deal worth $2 million last August through salary arbitration.
Jun 25 - 5:40 PM

The Ottawa Senators have selected Logan Brown with the 11th overall pick in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft.

This pick belonged to New Jersey, but the Senators acquired it in exchange for the 12th and 80th overall picks. Logan Brown, whose father was long-time NHLer Jeff Brown, represents a lot of what front offices want both classically and today. At 6’6" and 220 lbs, Brown draws favorable comparisons to Joe Thornton not in just size but style of play as well. He uses his body expertly to protect the puck and his vision to find teammates at both ends of the ice in a team-first manner, and is committed to protecting his own net. Brown scored 21 goals and 74 points in 57 games for Windsor (OHL), finding his wrister in the second half of the year where he posted 15 goals in 24 games. Still just 18-years-old, Brown appears well ahead of the usual learning curve for players his age, and size. Brown also has an Ottawa connection with from his father, who has coached the Ottawa 67's for the last two seasons.
Jun 24 - 8:34 PM

Buddy Robinson has inked a one-year, two-way deal with the Ottawa Senators.

Robinson will earn $750K annually when playing in the NHL and $75K at the AHL level. He had 13 goals, 23 points, and 66 penalty minutes in 62 AHL games in 2015-16.
Jun 23 - 3:38 PM

Cody Ceci's agent, J.P. Barry, was in Ottawa Monday for a one-on-one discussion with Ottawa GM Pierre Dorion.

It's believed the two sides have talked about deals in the range of two to six years. "(The) meeting went very well and we'll meet again in (Buffalo at the draft)," Barry told the Postmedia via text message.
Jun 21 - 10:00 AM

If Ottawa can't trade Patrick Wiercioch this weekend at the draft then he will reportedly become an unrestricted free agent.

It's believed the Senators have told Wiercioch that they will likely pass on giving him a $2.7-million qualifying offer, which would make him an unrestricted free agent.
Jun 21 - 9:54 AM

Chris Wideman could be a sixth or seven defenseman for the Senators in 2016-17.

He suited up in 64 games for Ottawa last campaign and he contributed 13 points. "If we're looking for anything, it would be to improve our depth on defense," GM Pierre Dorion said. "Though I'm really encouraged with the way Chris Wideman played at the World Championships (for Team USA)." Wideman had six points, including two goals, in 10 contests at the tournament.
Jun 21 - 9:50 AM

Ottawa GM Pierre Dorion doesn't think he will be able to move up from the No. 12 pick in the 2016 NHL Draft.

"There's always a possibility of moving up," Dorion said Monday. "Realistic? I think, at this point, in time every scout, chief scout, director of player personnel, is telling their GM a pick — or whatever it is — in the top 10 is so valuable. One of the upsides of missing the playoffs is you get to pick really early in the draft. If I was a gambling man, which I'm not really, I'd say we're going to end up picking 12th." Dorion is convinced the Senators will get a good player in that spot anyway and he's probably right. Ottawa could choose from players like Logan Brown, Travis Jost, Clayton Keller or Jakob Chychrun, who might be available in that range.
Jun 21 - 9:29 AM

The Ottawa Senators have hired Pierre Groulx as the team's new goalie coach.

Groulx previously worked with Senators starter Craig Anderson when they were both with the Florida Panthers. Groulx also has ties with Senators head coach Guy Boucher from when they were with the Montreal Canadiens. ‎"We continue to feel strongly about adding people with significant NHL experience to our staff and Pierre meets that want in an unconditional manner," said Boucher. "Not only is he someone with whom I enjoyed terrific success while in Hamilton, his familiarity and previous work experience with Craig Anderson is something that I’m certain will be of the utmost benefit to the organization."
Jun 17 - 9:03 AM

Rob Cookson has joined the Ottawa Senators as an assistant coach.

Cookson is coming from Switzerland's Zurich, where he also served as an assistant. Prior to that he spent 11 seasons as an assistant with the Calgary Flames. This move also reunites him with Guy Boucher and Marc Crawford, who worked together during the 2015 Spengler Cup.
Source: Ottawa Sun
Jun 16 - 10:08 AM

Ottawa is believed to be looking for help on the back end this off-season.

The Senators would like someone to play with Mark Borowiecki and they could look within the organization. Thomas Chabot is expected to get a long look at training camp and Chris Wideman could be a candidate for a permanent spot in the lineup as well. Chabot was the 18th overall pick in the 2015 NHL Draft.
Jun 14 - 10:10 AM

Cody Ceci will become a restricted free agent in July.

It is believed that the Senators have offered him short- and long-term deals. Ceci enjoyed his best season in 2015-16 when he collected 10 goals and 26 points in 75 games.
Jun 14 - 9:47 AM

Mike Hoffman can become a restricted free agent in July and there hasn't been any news on negotiations.

He can go to salary arbitration if the two sides can't come to terms. Hoffman is a key member of the Senators and he broke out in 2015-16 with 29 goals and 59 points in 78 contests.
Jun 14 - 9:43 AM

Daniel Alfredsson has agreed to a one-year extension with Ottawa to continue serving as the team's senior advisor of hockey operations.

"It is great to have Daniel back as part of the Senators' hockey department," said Senators owner Eugene Melnyk. "It is wonderful to know that Daniel and his family are returning to Ottawa and will once again make the nation's capital their home. I look forward to the contributions Daniel will continue to make with our hockey club and in the community."
Jun 13 - 2:13 PM


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