The 2019 NHL Draft is this weekend in Vancouver and we've got all the info you need to know before the Sens are on the clock on Friday night.
Sens Draft Order
The Sens enter the 2019 NHL Draft with 7 selections, including 3 picks between 19th and 44th overall. Their first selection (19th overall) was acquired from the Columbus Blue Jackets at the trade deadline along with Vitaly Abramov, Jonathan Davidsson and a conditional first-round pick in 2020.
Here's a look at the Sens' current selections heading into the first round on Friday night...
- Round 1: 19th overall (from CBJ)
- Round 2: 32nd overall
- Round 2: 44th overall
- Round 3: 83rd overall (from PIT via VGK)
- Round 4: 94th overall
- Round 5: 125th overall
- Round 7: 187th overall
With over 200 names expected to be called this weekend in Vancouver, it can be a difficult process to start familiarizing yourself with so many prospects but I've compiled some helpful links that should streamline things a little.
For starters, you can check out NHL Central Scouting's final lists below...
North American Skaters | North American Goalies
International Skaters | International Goalies
That's still a lot to comb through so if you're a little more interested in the top of the Draft, here are some quick rankings by position...
Top 10 left wingers | Top 10 centres | Top 10 right wingers
Top 10 defensemen | Top 10 goalies
NHL.com Mock Draft
The professional prognosticators over at NHL.com have weighed in with their opinions too and have identified 3 potential prospects that could be available around the Sens' first selection. Here's who they believe could end up being selected by Ottawa at 19th overall...
Adam Kimelman - Victor Soderstrom, D, Brynas (SWE): The right-shot defenseman has a calmness and maturity to his game that has impressed scouts. He skates the puck well, has an emerging offensive game, and his hockey IQ helps him be in the right position defensively to break up plays.
Mike G. Morreale - Ryan Suzuki, C, Barrie (OHL): One of the smartest players in the Ontario Hockey League, Suzuki was named best playmaker in the Eastern Conference Coaches Poll. He has good straightaway speed to break away from defenders and can make quick decisions at top speed.
Guillaume Lepage - Thomas Harley, D, Mississauga (OHL): The Senators have plenty of good young forwards and have their top defense pair of the future in Erik Brannstrom and Thomas Chabot. The very reliable Harley eventually would fit right in with this young group.
Catch up on what you may have missed with our exclusive Sens Draft coverage leading up to this weekend...
Ottawa Senators Scouting Meetings: Part 1
Video: Ottawa Senators Scouting Meetings | Part 1
Ottawa Senators Scouting Meetings: Part 2
Video: Ottawa Senators Scouting Meetings | Part 2
Where to Watch
The first round of the NHL Draft kicks off on Friday evening at 8 p.m. ET from Rogers Arena in Vancouver with rounds 2-7 set to start at 1 p.m. ET on Saturday. You can catch all the action live on Sportsnet and TVAS (first round only) but if you're looking for a great spot to watch the Sens' first select then be sure to check out our official Draft Party at the Royal Oak on Kent St. Sens alumni will be in attendance as well as some sweet prizes.
For full details on the Sens Draft Party click here.