Each of the club’s seven selections from the 2012 NHL Entry Draft, held Friday and Saturday in Pittsburgh, will attend. Fans will also get their first chance to welcome Orleans native Cody Ceci, the Ottawa 67’s defenceman the Senators selected with their first-round pick (15th overall).
The development camp, which focuses on off-ice and on-ice training, is led by Randy Lee, the Senators’ director of hockey operations and player development, and the team’s coaching staff headed up by video coach Tim Pattyson, conditioning coach Chris Schwarz and power-skating specialist Marc Power.
Highlights of the Senators development camp schedule:
- On-ice training every day at the Bell Sensplex, starting Tuesday, June 26, at 1:30 p.m., with the exception of the camp’s final day, Monday, July 2, which features the 3-on-3 tournament.
- An evening scrimmage (5-on-5) will take place on Thursday, June 28, at 7 p.m. at the Bell Sensplex. The scrimmage will be followed by a meet-and-greet reception with Senators season-seat owners in the fieldhouse on the lower level of the Sensplex.
- The annual 3-on-3 tournament is set to take place at the Bell Sensplex on Monday, July 2, at 9:45 a.m.
- Off-ice workouts on the mornings of June 27 and June 28 and afternoon workouts on June 29 and June 30.
- An outdoor welcome to Ottawa team-building event in the afternoon on July 1.
- A vision training session for goaltenders at Dynamic Edge Sports Vision Training Centre (Bell Sensplex).
- An information session on injury recovery led by Seantors head atheletic therapist Gerry Townend.
- A specialized sport nutrition/cooking seminar held by creative nutrition specialist Molly Morgan.
- A champions talk with Carleton University men’s basketball head coach Dave Smart. Smart has guided the Ravens to eight Canadian Interuniversity Sport championships since assuming the role in 1999. He has also served as an assistant coach with the Canadian men’s National Team.
- All on-ice workouts, including the team scrimmage and 3-on-3 tournament, are open to the public.
- Media availability will take place at Scotiabank Place following off-ice workouts and at the Bell Sensplex after on-ice practice sessions.
Highlights of the players coming to the development camp:
- Twenty-two (22) players, marked on list below with an asterisk (*), attended the Senators development camp in 2011.
- Nine players spent at least a portion of their 2011-12 season skating for the American Hockey League’s Binghamton Senators.
- Twenty-nine (29) of 35 players attending are Senators draft picks and four were selected in the first round.
- Two prospects played local major junior hockey last season with the Ottawa 67’s (Ceci and Shane Prince), while Jean-Gabriel Pageau played the first half of the season with the Gatineau Olympiques before being traded to Chicoutimi. Ceci is a native of Orleans, Ont. while Francois Brassard is a native of Gatineau, Que.
- Four prospects played NHL games for Ottawa last season: Mark Borowiecki, Mike Hoffman, Robin Lehner and Mark Stone.
Players scheduled to attend 2012 development camp:
31Brassard, FrancoisG6-115418Gatineau (QMJHL)2012 draft, 166th
32Driedger, ChrisG6-319018Calgary (WHL)2012 draft, 76th
40Lehner, RobinG6-424120Binghamton (AHL), Ottawa (NHL)2009 draft, 46th
63* Aneloski, BryceD6-220422Nebraska-Omaha (WCHA)2010 draft, 196th
70* Blood, BenD6-323223North Dakota (WCHA), Binghamton (AHL)2007 draft, 120th
74* Borowiecki, MarkD6-221022Binghamton (AHL), Ottawa (NHL)2008 draft, 139th
47Boyle, TimothyD6-118519Nobles & Greenough (USHS)2012 draft, 106th
49* Claesson, FredrikD6-019819Djurgardens (Sweden)2011 draft, 126th
38Ceci, CodyD6-220718Ottawa (OHL)2012 draft, 15th
52* Fransoo, JordanD6-218819Brandon (WHL), Victoria (WHL)2011 draft, 186th
72New, DanielD6-119023Providence College (HE), Springfield (AHL)Not drafted
58Sdao, MichaelD6-420722Princeton (ECAC)2009 draft, 191st
56 Van Riemsdyk, TrevorD6-218520New Hampshire (HE)Not drafted
45* Wideman, ChrisD5-1018322Miami (Ohio) (CCHA)2009 draft, 100th
66Wikstrand, MikaelD6-118318Mora IK (Swe-Jr.)2012 draft, 196th
37Baillargeon, Robert C6-017518 Indiana (USHL)2012 draft, 136th
73* Costello, JeffL6-019021Notre Dame (CCHA)2009 draft, 146th
54* Cowick, CoreyL6-321521Elmira (ECHL), Binghamton (AHL)2009 draft, 160th
50* Culek, JakubL6-318819Rimouski (QMJHL)2010 draft, 76th
64Darcy, CameronR6-018118U.S. National Dvlpmt. (USHL)Not drafted
43* Dzingel, RyanC6-018520Ohio State (CCHA)2011 draft, 204th
59* Dziurzynski, DavidL6-321322Binghamton (AHL)Not drafted
53* Hamilton, WaceyR5-1118021Elmira (ECHL), Binghamton (AHL)Not drafted
68* Hoffman, MikeL6-018522Binghamton (AHL), Ottawa (NHL)2009 draft, 130th
6* Kramer, DarrenL6-221020Spokane (WHL)2011 draft, 156th
27Maidens, JarrodC6-017818Owen Sound (OHL)2012 draft, 82nd
69* McCormick, MaxL5-1117520Ohio State (CCHA)2011 draft, 171st
36* Noesen, StefanR6-119819Plymouth (OHL)2011 draft, 20th
44* Pageau, Jean-GabrielC5-917019Gatineau (QMJHL), Chicoutimi (QMJHL)2011 draft, 96th
61* Peltz, BradL6-117522Yale (ECAC)2009 draft, 190th
10* Prince, ShaneL5-1118919Ottawa (OHL)2011 draft, 61st
3* Puempel, MattL6-120119Peterborough (OHL), Binghamton (AHL)2011 draft, 24th
51Schneider, ColeL6-218021Connecticut (AHA), Binghamton (AHL)Not drafted
60* Stone, MarkR6-320320Brandon (WHL), Ottawa (NHL)2010 draft, 178th
93* Zibanejad, MikaC6-120019Djurgardens (Sweden), Ottawa (NHL)2011 draft, 6th
** Roster subject to change.
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