The Ottawa Senators announced today the rosters for Team Red and Team Black for this year’s Sens Skills competition, presented by Metro, which returns to Scotiabank Place on Monday, Feb. 21. The event, which is being held in conjunction with the Ottawa Citizen, Home Hardware, Milk, Team 1200 radio and Rogers Television, will begin at 1 p.m., with doors opening at noon. Parking is free of charge for all fans.
Team Red: Chris Phillips
(captain), Craig Anderson
, Bobby Butler
, Matt Carkner
, Erik Condra
, Sergei Gonchar Erik Karlsson
, Filip Kuba
, Milan Michalek
, Chris Neil
, Zack Smith
, Jesse WinchesterTeam Black: Daniel Alfredsson
(captain), Andre Benoit, Chris Campoli, Nick Foligno
, Colin Greening
, Alex Kovalev, Brian Lee, Robin Lehner
, Francis Lessard, Peter Regin
, Ryan Shannon, Jason Spezza
Sens Skills sees the players demonstrating their hockey skills in the following categories:
- Ottawa Citizen puck control relay - observe players illustrating versatility in stickhandling
- Recharge with Milk fastest skater - see players showcasing their speed on skates
- Home Hardware hardest shot - witness the power of an NHL slap shot
- Sens Foundation Accuracy shooting - find out who shoots with the most precision
- Team 1200 Power Play challenge - watch as players execute the 3-on-1 to perfection
- Metro Breakaway Shootout - who has the moves to be crowned king of the shootout
The Senators will participate in a 10-minute warmup, from 12:35 p.m. to 12:45 p.m., followed by the Sens Skills competition.
On behalf of Metro, the National Hockey League and the National Hockey League Players' Association, the Senators will donate this year’s net proceeds to the Sens Foundation and the NHLPA's Goals & Dreams Fund.
Participating alongside the Senators will be 10 minor hockey skaters and two goaltenders from the National Capital Region. The 12 competitors were chosen through the Senators’ Mini 1-on-1 program presented by Bell. Mini 1-on-1, a shootout tournament for minor hockey players, was held at Scotiabank Place on Sunday, Feb. 6, when the winners received the opportunity to participate in Sens Skills.
Over the past three years, more than 50,000 fans have attended Sens Skills presented by Metro, with the Senators and NHLPA donating more than $350,000 to local charities on behalf of their partners.
All 100-, 200- and 300-level tickets for Sens Skills presented by Metro are priced at $15, $12 and $8 respectively (advance sales). For group ticket information (groups of 20 or more), please call 613-599-0210 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Ticket prices include taxes and CRF fees, but exclude applicable convenience charges.
Tickets are currently on sale and can be purchased by visiting www.CapitalTickets.ca, by phone at 613-599-FANS (3267) or 1-877-788-FANS (3267); in person at The Sens Store at Rideau Centre and Place d’Orléans; at any Ottawa Sports Experts location; Les Galeries de Hull and at the Scotiabank Place box office.