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News Release: Senators hold annual development camp, presented by Sport Chek, from July 1 to July 7

by Staff Writer / Ottawa Senators

OTTAWA - The Ottawa Senators (@Senators) announced today the schedule and list of 34 players attending the team’s annual development camp, presented by Sport Chek, which will take place from Tuesday, July 1, to Monday, July 7, at Canadian Tire Centre and the Bell Sensplex. The club has invited five goaltenders, 11 defencemen and 18 forwards. Each of the camp’s on-ice sessions will be open to the public.

The club’s five selections from the 2014 NHL Draft, held this past weekend in Philadelphia, will attend this year’s camp. Fans will get their first chance to welcome Andreas Englund, a defencemen from Sweden and Djurgardens’ program who the Senators selected with their first selection of the weekend (40th overall).

The development camp, which focuses on off-ice and on-ice training, is led by Senators assistant general manager Randy Lee and members of the team’s coaching staff including Senators assistant coach Dave Cameron, development consultant Jason Smith, goaltending coach Rick Wamsley, video coach Tim Pattyson, conditioning coach Chris Schwarz, Binghamton Senators head coach Luke Richardson, B-Sens assistant coach Steve Stirling and power-skating specialist Marc Power.

Due to overwhelming seating demand, the annual evening scrimmage (5-on-5) will take place at the Kanata Recreation Complex (100 Walter Baker Place) for the first time on Friday, July 4, at 6:45 p.m. The scrimmage gives the Senators’ prospects the opportunity to showcase their talent in a game like setting (two 20-minute periods), while allowing fans the chance to see the future of the hockey club up-close. Following the scrimmage, Senators season-seat owners will be invited back to Canadian Tire Centre for an exclusive meet and greet opportunity with the prospects and a management hotstove session on the arena floor.

Highlights of the Senators development camp schedule:

•On-ice training every day at the Bell Sensplex, starting Tuesday, July 1, with the exception of the camp’s final day, Monday, July 7, which features the 3-on-3 tournament.

•The annual 3-on-3 tournament is set to take place at the Bell Sensplex on Monday, July 7, at 9:30 a.m.

•Off-ice strength and conditioning workouts.

•Outdoor team-building events the evening of Wednesday, July 2, and the afternoon of Saturday, July 5.

•Vision training session for goaltenders at Dynamic Edge Sports Vision Training Centre.

•Specialized sport nutrition seminars held by nutrition specialists Bruce Bonner and Molly Morgan.

•Planning for success and sport psychology seminars.

•Position specific video meetings and on-ice sessions.

•All on-ice workouts, including the team scrimmage at the KRC and the 3-on-3 tournament at the Bell Sensplex, will be open to the public.

Daily on-ice schedule at the Bell Sensplex:

•Tuesday, July 1: 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

•Wednesday, July 2: 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

•Thursday, July 3: 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

•Friday, July 4: 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

•Saturday, July 5: 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

•Sunday, July 6: 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

•Monday, July 7: 9:15 a.m. to 11 a.m. (3-on-3 tournament)

Please note that the times listed above are subject to change. Daily media availability and schedule updates will be available at in addition to the team’s social media platforms, Twitter - @Senators and Facebook

Highlights of the players coming to the development camp:

•Twenty (20) players, marked on the list below with an asterisk (*), attended the Senators development camp in 2013.

•Fourteen (14) players spent at least a portion of their 2013-14 season skating for the American Hockey League’s Binghamton Senators.

•Twenty-three (23) of the 34 players attending are Senators draft picks and three were selected in the first round, including last summer’s first-round selection and recent Memorial Cup champion Curtis Lazar.

•Five prospects have local connections. Cody Ceci is a native of Orleans, Ont., while Vincent Dunn is a native of Gatineau, Que. Saturday’s first seventh-round selection, Kelly Summers, has spent the past two-plus seasons playing for the CCHL’s Carleton Place Canadians, while Shane Prince spent the last two-and-a-half seasons of his major junior career with the Ottawa 67’s (where he was a teammate of Ceci’s). Camp invitees Kevin Tansey (Hammond, Ont.) and Ryan Van Stralen (Prescott, Ont.) also have local roots. Van Stralen is also a former Ottawa 67’s teammate of Ceci and Prince.

•Three prospects played in NHL games for Ottawa last season: Cody Ceci, Andrew Hammond and Mark Stone.

Players scheduled to attend 2014 development camp:

No.PlayersPos.Ht.Wt.Age2013-14 Team(s)Drafted


32* Driedger, ChrisG6-320020Calgary (WHL), Elmira (ECHL), Binghamton (AHL)2012 draft, 76th

30* Hammond, AndrewG6-121626Binghamton (AHL), Ottawa (NHL)Not drafted

35* Hogberg, MarcusG6-520919Mora (Allsvenskan), Linköpings (SHL)2013 draft, 78th

34Kral, TomasG5-1117621Litomerice (Czech-2), HC Sparta Praha (Czech)Not drafted

33Vazzano, AlexG6-219223Sacred Heart (AHA)Not drafted


49* Claesson, FredrikD6-020921Binghamton (AHL)2011 draft, 126th

5* Ceci, CodyD6-320920Binghamton (AHL), Ottawa (NHL)2012 draft, 15th

53Englund, AndreasD6-319018Djurgardens (Swe-Jr.)2014 draft, 40th

54Gendron, MilesD6-217518The Rivers School (USHS)2014 draft, 70th

67* Harpur, BenD6-621419Guelph (OHL)2013 draft, 108th

42Leblanc, StefanD6-018318Sudbury (OHL), Mississauga (OHL)Not drafted

77Murphy, MattD6-219919Halifax (QMJHL)Not drafted

60* Rutkowski, TroyD6-220622Elmira (ECHL), Binghamton (AHL)2010 draft, 137th (COL)

70Summers, KellyD6-218318Carleton Place (CCHL)2014 draft, 189th

73Tansey, KevinD6-321621Clarkson (ECAC)Not drafted

66Wikstrand, MikaelD6-118320Mora (Allsvenskan), Frölunda (SHL)2012 draft, 196th


38* Baillargeon, RobertC6-017520Boston University (H-East)2012 draft, 136th

36* Dunn, VincentC5-1118318Gatineau (QMJHL), Binghamton (AHL)2013 draft, 138th

43* Dzingel, RyanC6-018822Ohio State (Big Ten), Binghamton (AHL)2011 draft, 204th

64Eiserman, ShaneR6-220018Dubuque (USHL)2014 draft, 100th

52Karlsson, LudwigR6-320023Elmira (ECHL), Binghamton (AHL)Not drafted

37* Kramer, DarrenL6-121022Binghamton (AHL)2011 draft, 156th

27* Lazar, CurtisC6-019619Edmonton (WHL)2013 draft, 17th

72* Leblanc, ChrisR6-319920Merrimack (H-East)2013 draft, 161st

23* Lindberg, TobiasR6-220118Djurgardens (Swe-Jr.), Djurgardens (Allsvenskan) 2013 draft, 102nd

69* McCormick, MaxL5-1118522Ohio State (Big Ten)2011 draft, 171st

47Perron, FrancisL6-017518Rouyn-Noranda (QMJHL)2014 draft, 190th

10* Prince, ShaneL5-1119021Binghamton (AHL)2011 draft, 61st

26* Puempel, MattL6-120521Binghamton (AHL)2011 draft, 24th

55* Robinson, BuddyR6-523522Elmira (ECHL), Binghamton (AHL)Not drafted

63* Shore, QuentinC6-218720Denver (NCHC)2013 draft, 168th

61 * Stone, MarkR6-220322Binghamton (AHL), Ottawa (NHL)2010 draft, 178th

71Thompson, GarrettL6-219124Ferris State (WCHA), Binghamton (AHL)Not drafted

56Van Stralen, RyanL6-321020Ottawa (OHL)Not drafted

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