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 www.ottawasenators.com in addition to the team’s social media platforms, Twitter - @Senators and Facebook www.facebook.com/ottawasenators.
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:
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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