OTTAWA – The Ottawa Senators (@Senators) announced today the schedule and list of 36 players attending the team’s annual development camp, presented by Sport Chek, which will take place from Tuesday, June 28, to Monday, July 4, at Canadian Tire Centre and the Bell Sensplex. The club has invited four goaltenders, 12 defencemen and 20 forwards. Each of the camp’s on-ice sessions will be open to the public. For a .pdf copy of the Development Camp roster, please click here.
Each of the club’s five selections from the 2016 NHL Draft, held this past weekend in Buffalo, will attend this year’s camp. Local fans will get their first chance to welcome Logan Brown, a centre from the Ontario Hockey League’s Windsor Spitfires, who the Senators selected with their first-round pick last weekend (11th overall).
The development camp, which focuses on off-ice and on-ice training, is led by Senators assistant general manager Randy Lee and player development coach Shean Donovan in addition to members of the Senators coaching staff including associate coach Marc Crawford, assistant coach Rob Cookson, goaltending coach Pierre Groulx, video coach Kristopher Young, conditioning coach Chris Schwarz, goaltending development coach Kory Cooper, Binghamton Senators head coach Kurt Kleinendorst, B-Sens assistant coach Steve Stirling and University of Guelph head coach Shawn Camp. Senators senior advisor of hockey operations, Daniel Alfredsson, will also participate in on-ice sessions.
The annual evening scrimmage will take place at the Kanata Recreation Complex (100 Charlie Rogers Place) on Saturday, July 2, at 4:15 p.m. The scrimmage provides the Senators’ prospects with the opportunity to showcase their respective 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 members will be invited to remain at the KRC for an exclusive meet and greet opportunity with the prospects and to attend a management hotstove session.
Highlights of the Senators development camp schedule:
•On-ice training, a full team scrimmage or the 3-on-3 tournament will take place on each of the camp’s seven days at the Bell Sensplex, with the first on-ice session scheduled to take place on Tuesday, June 28, at 2 p.m.
•The annual 3-on-3 tournament will take place at the Bell Sensplex on Monday, July 4, at 9:30 a.m.
•An outdoor team-building event during the afternoon of Thursday, June 30 (Chutes Coulonge Zip Line).
•Off-ice strength and conditioning workouts.
•A specialized sport nutrition seminar held by nutrition specialist Molly Morgan.
•A vision training session for goaltenders at the Amped Sports Lab and Ice Complex (a certified Dynamic Edge Sports Vision Training facility) which is located on Leitrim Road in Ottawa.
•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.
On-ice schedule at the Bell Sensplex:
•Tuesday, June 28: 2 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.
•Wednesday, June 29: 1 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.
•Thursday, June 30: 9:30 a.m. to 11:20 a.m.
•Friday, July 1: 9:30 a.m. to 11:20 a.m.
•Saturday, July 2: 4:30 p.m. (warm up) to 5:45 p.m. (full team scrimmage at KRC)
•Sunday, July 3: 9:15 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. (BSP Fieldhouse workout) and 1:30 p.m. to 3:20 p.m.
•Monday, July 4: 9:15 a.m. (warm up) 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 via the team’s media information line, the club’s website (www.ottawasenators.com) and via some of the team’s social media platforms (Twitter – @Senators and @Media_Sens; Facebook – www.facebook.com/ottawasenators).
Highlights of the players coming to the development camp:
•Eighteen (18) players, marked on the list denoted above with an asterisk (*), attended the Senators development camp in 2015.
•Six players spent at least a portion of their 2015-16 season skating for the American Hockey League’s Binghamton Senators.
•Twenty-three (23) of the 36 players attending are Senators draft picks and three were selected in the first round.
•The camp will feature a recent Memorial Cup championship finalist for the fourth consecutive summer; Francis Perron helped the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League’s Rouyn-Noranda Huskies win their first President’s Cup as league champion before falling to London in the Memorial Cup championship game on May 29 in Red Deer, Alta.
•Three prospects played in National Hockey League games for Ottawa last season: Ben Harpur, Matt O’Connor and Nick Paul.
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