OTTAWA - The Ottawa Senators (@Senators) announced today the 22-player roster for the club's 2018-19 regular-season opener, which will take place on Thursday, Oct. 4, when Ottawa hosts the Chicago Blackhawks at Canadian Tire Centre.
The 2018-19 season will open with 22 players who have a combined 5,935 games of NHL experience. The opening night roster also includes two players with NHL experience who are new to Ottawa (Dylan DeMelo, Chris Tierney,) and four players who will qualify as NHL rookies this season: Alex Formenton, Max Lajoie, Brady Tkachuk and Colin White.
The Senators will host their annual red-carpet entry into Canadian Tire Centre on opening night. The red carpet will be on the plaza where fans are invited to welcome the entire roster, coaching staff and team management, who are expected to enter the arena starting at 4:30 p.m.
2018-19 Ottawa Senators opening-night roster (22 players)
Two goaltenders, 2017-18 team(s): Craig Anderson (Ottawa - NHL), Mike Condon (Ottawa - NHL).
Seven (7) defencemen, 2017-18 team(s): Mark Borowiecki (Ottawa - NHL), Cody Ceci (Ottawa - NHL), Thomas Chabot (Belleville - AHL, Ottawa - NHL), Dylan DeMelo (San Jose - NHL), Ben Harpur (Belleville - AHL, Ottawa - NHL), Maxime Lajoie (Brampton - ECHL, Belleville - AHL) and Chris Wideman (Ottawa - NHL).
Thirteen (13) forwards, 2017-18 team(s): Mikkel Boedker (San Jose - NHL), Matt Duchene (Colorado - NHL, Ottawa - NHL), Ryan Dzingel (Ottawa - NHL), Alex Formenton (London - OHL, Belleville - AHL, Ottawa - NHL), Max McCormick (Belleville - AHL, Ottawa - NHL), Magnus Paajarvi (St. Louis - NHL, Ottawa - NHL), Tom Pyatt (Ottawa - NHL), Bobby Ryan (Ottawa - NHL), Zack Smith (Ottawa - NHL), Mark Stone (Ottawa - NHL), Chris Tierney (San Jose - NHL), Brady Tkachuk (Boston University - H-East) and Colin White (Belleville - AHL, Ottawa - NHL).
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