OTTAWA – The Ottawa Senators (@Senators) announced today the schedule and list of 35 players attending the team’s annual development camp, presented by Sport Chek, which will take place from Tuesday, June 30, to Monday, July 6, at Canadian Tire Centre and the Bell Sensplex. The club has invited four goaltenders, 12 defencemen and 19 forwards. Each of the camp’s on-ice sessions will be open to the public. For a .pdf copy of the full Development Camp roster, please click here.
Seven of the club’s eight selections from the 2015 NHL Draft, held this past weekend in Sunrise, Fla., will attend this year’s camp. Fans will get their first chance to welcome Thomas Chabot, a defencemen from the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League’s Saint John Sea Dogs, and centre Colin White, a member of the U.S. National Development Program, who the Senators selected with their first-round picks last weekend (18th and 21st overall, respectively).
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 coaches Jason Smith and Andre Tourigny, goaltending coach Rick Wamsley, player development coach Shean Donovan, 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 second consecutive summer on Thursday, July 2, at 5:45 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 all but one of the camp’s seven days (Friday, July 3) at the Bell Sensplex, with the first on-ice session scheduled to take place on Tuesday, June 30, at 1:30 p.m.
•The annual 3-on-3 tournament will take place at the Bell Sensplex on Monday, July 6, at 9:30 a.m.
•Off-ice strength and conditioning workouts.
•Outdoor team-building events during the afternoon of Friday, July 3 (Spartan Sprint), and the evening of Saturday, July 4 (Ottawa REDBLACKS game).
•Vision training session for goaltenders at Dynamic Edge Sports Vision Training Centre, which is located at 145 Iber Rd. in Stittsville, Ont.
•A specialized sport nutrition seminar held by nutrition specialist 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.
On-ice schedule at the Bell Sensplex:
•Tuesday, June 30: 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
•Wednesday, July 1: 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. (Group 1)
•Wednesday, July 1: 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (Group 2)
•Thursday, July 2: 5:35 p.m. to 7 p.m. (full team scrimmage at KRC)
•Saturday, July 4: 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
•Sunday, July 5: 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
•Monday, July 6: 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 via the team’s media information line (613-599-0275), 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:
•Twenty-one (21) players, marked on the list denoted above with an asterisk (*), attended the Senators development camp in 2014.
•Eight players spent at least a portion of their 2014-15 season skating for the American Hockey League’s Binghamton Senators, while Travis Ewanyk, obtained in a trade with Edmonton on Saturday, spent his entire season with the AHL’s Oklahoma City Barons.
•Twenty-four (24) of the 35 players attending are Senators draft picks and three were selected in the first round.
•The camp will feature a recent Memorial Cup champion for the second consecutive summer; Tobias Lindberg helped the Ontario Hockey League’s Oshawa Generals capture major junior hockey’s championship trophy on May 31 in Quebec City.
•Five prospects have local connections; Vincent Dunn is a native of Gatineau, Que., while camp invitee Kevin Tansey is from nearby Hammond, Ont. Kelly Summers spent two-plus seasons playing for the Central Canada Hockey League’s Carleton Place Canadians, while Buddy Robinson spent a portion of the 2010-11 season playing for the CCHL’s Nepean Raiders.
•Two prospects played in National Hockey League games for Ottawa last season: Chris Driedger and Matt Puempel.
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