The schedule has been released for the 2016 Rookie Tournament in London, ON as the Sens prospects square off against the Penguins, Canadiens and Maple Leafs in their annual pre-season round-robin.
From the release:
Full Tournament Schedule:
Friday, September 16, 2016
3:35 p.m. Game # 1 – Pittsburgh (black) vs. Montreal (red)
7:00 p.m. Game #2 – Ottawa (white) vs. Toronto (white)
Saturday, September 17, 2016
3:35 p.m. Game #3 Pittsburgh (black) vs. Ottawa (white)
7:00 p.m. Game #4 Toronto (blue) vs. Montreal (red)
Sunday, September 18, 2016
1:00 p.m. Game #5 Montreal (red) vs. Ottawa (white)
4:35 p.m. Game #6 Toronto (blue) vs. Pittsburgh (black)
The Sens rookies went 2-1 last year and historically have represented themselves quite well at the tournament having won at least two of their three games for eighth consecutive years. It's also interesting to note that 8 players spent sometime in the NHL with the big club last season. Here's a look back at their roster and trio of matches from last year...
The Senators’ 2015 rookie tournament roster:
Goaltenders: Chris Driedger, Matt O’Connor
Defencemen: Chris Carlisle, Thomas Chabot, Marcus Crawford, Ben Harpur, Chris Rumble, Troy Rutkowski, Mikael Wikstrand.
Forwards: Filip Chlapik, Vincent Dunn, Ryan Dzingel, Travis Ewanyk, Gabriel Gagne, Alex Guptill, Tobias Lindberg, Max McCormick, Nick Paul, Ryan Penny, Francis Perron, Matt Puempel, Buddy Robinson, Alex Wideman, Matthew Zay.
2015 rookie tournament results:
Game 1: Sens 5 | Leafs 4 (OT): Recap, Highlights
Game 2: Penguins 4 | Sens 1: Recap, Highlights
Game 3: Sens 2 | Canadiens 1: Recap, Highlights
For more info on the 2016 Rookie Tournament and tickets (which go on sale this Friday) you can read the full release here.