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Bulletin: Ottawa Senators announce training camp roster

by Staff Writer / Ottawa Senators
OTTAWA – The Ottawa Senators today announced the roster (PDF) for the 2008-09 training camp being held at Scotiabank Place and the Bell Sensplex from Tuesday, Sept. 16, to Sunday, Sept. 28. The Senators then travel to Gothenburg, Sweden, until the completion of camp on Thursday, Oct. 2. The 17-day training camp includes six pre-season games, 13 days in Ottawa and four days in Sweden as part of the NHL Premiere 2008. The regular-season opener is on Saturday, Oct. 4, in Stockholm against the Pittsburgh Penguins.


Players report for medicals and physical fitness testing at Scotiabank Place today and then move to on-ice sessions at Scotiabank Place on Wednesday, Sept. 17, at 9 a.m., 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.

The Senators training camp roster includes six goaltenders, 18 defencemen and 30 forwards.

The list of camp invitees is built primarily around the Senators’ draft. Twenty-two were selected by Ottawa in NHL entry drafts, five were obtained in trades, 16 signed as free agents signings and 11 are on professional try-out agreements. Twenty-two players lined up for at least one game with the Senators during the 2007-08 season, while another eight suited up with other NHL squads. Nineteen also participated in the rookie camp and tournament in Kitchener, Ont.

2008-09 Senators training camp roster (PDF)

6 goaltenders, 2007-08 team(s):
Alex Auld, Boston, Phoenix - NHL; Brian Elliott, Binghamton - AHL; Kevin Desfossés, Quebec (QMJHL); Martin Gerber, Ottawa - NHL; Jeff Glass, Binghamton - AHL; Mitch O’Keefe, Ferris State Univ. - CCHA

18 defencemen, 2007-08 team(s): Brendan Bell, San Antonio - AHL; Mitch Ganzak, Miami-Ohio Univ. - CCHA; Mattias Karlsson, Farjestads Sweden; Filip Kuba, Tampa Bay - NHL; Tomas Kudelka, Elmira - ECHL and Binghamton - AHL; Brian Lee, Binghamton - AHL and Ottawa - NHL; Guillaume Lepine, Rouyn Noranda – QMJHL; Chris Phillips, Ottawa - NHL; Alexandre Picard, Philadelphia Tampa Bay - NHL; Luke Richardson, Ottawa - NHL; Brandon Roach, Florida - ECHL; Christoph Schubert, Ottawa - NHL; Derek Smith, Binghamton - AHL; Jason Smith, Philadelphia - NHL; Chris St. Croix, Landshut (Germany); Anton Volchenkov, Ottawa - NHL; Geoff Waugh, Binghamton - AHL; Ben Wright, Lethbridge - WHL

30 forwards, position, 2007-08 team(s): Daniel Alfredsson (RW), Ottawa - NHL; Cody Bass (C), Binghamton - AHL and Ottawa - NHL; Matt Carkner (RW), Binghamton - AHL; Danny Bois (RW), Binghamton - AHL; Kaspars Daugavins (LW), Mississauga - OHL; Shean Donovan (RW), Ottawa - NHL; Mike Fisher (C), Ottawa - NHL; Nick Foligno (LW), Binghamton - AHL Ottawa - NHL; Denis Hamel (LW), Binghamton - AHL; Dany Heatley (LW), Ottawa - NHL; Josh Hennessy (C), Binghamton - AHL and Ottawa - NHL; Brad Isbister (LW), Vancouver - NHL; Chaz Johnson (RW), Elmira - ECHL and Binghamton - AHL; Chris Kelly (LW), Mick Lawrence (RW), Nebraska Omaha (CCHA); Ottawa - NHL; Greg Mauldin (C), Binghamton - AHL; Dean McAmmond (C), Ottawa - NHL; Chris Neil (RW), Ottawa - NHL; Alexander Nikulin (C), Binghamton - AHL; Jim O’Brien (C), Seattle (WHL); Peter Regin (C), Timra (Sweden); Jarkko Ruutu (LW), Pittsburgh - NHL; Ryan Shannon (RW), Manitoba - AHL and Vancouver - NHL; Zack Smith (C), Swift Current - WHL and Manitoba - AHL; Jason Spezza (C), Ottawa - NHL; Antoine Vermette (C), Ottawa - NHL; Shawn Weller (LW), Elmira - ECHL and Binghamton - AHL; Jesse Winchester (C), Colgate - ECHL; Jeremy Yablonski (RW), Binghamton - AHL; Ilya Zubov (C), Binghamton - AHL

The Senators schedule for the first six days of training camp is as follows:

Tuesday, Sept. 16
Medical evaluations, fitness and strength testing and on-ice testing will take place at Scotiabank Place. Media availability for players will be from 9 a.m. to noon. Head coach Craig Hartsburg and general manager Bryan Murray will be available at 11 a.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 17
Group 1: Practice from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.; post-practice workout from 10:50 a.m. to 11:20 a.m.
Group 2: Pre-practice workout from 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.; practice from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Group 3: Pre-practice workout from noon to 12:30 p.m.; practice from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 18
Group 3: Practice from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.; post-practice workout from 10:50 a.m. to 11:20 a.m.
Group 1: Pre-practice workout from 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.; practice from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Group 2: Pre-practice workout from noon to 12:30 p.m.; practice from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 19
Group 2: Practice from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.; post-practice workout from 10:50 a.m. to 11:20 a.m.
Group 3: Pre-practice workout from 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.; practice from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Group 1: Pre-practice workout from noon to 12:30 p.m.; practice from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 20
Game players: Pre-game skate at 10:30 a.m.; Senators vs. Rangers at 7 p.m.
Non-game players: Practice from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.; post-practice workout from 3:15 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Sunday, Sept. 21
Game players for Sept. 22: Practice at Bell Sensplex from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.; leave for New York City at 2:30 p.m.
Non-game players: Practice at Bell Sensplex from noon to 1:50 p.m.; Post-practice workout from 2:10 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.

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