OTTAWA - The Ottawa Senators (@Senators) announced today the schedule and list of 40 players attending the team's annual development camp, presented by Sport Chek, which will take place from Tuesday, June 27, to Monday, July 3, at Canadian Tire Centre and the Bell Sensplex. The club has invited four goaltenders, 14 defencemen and 22 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 four selections from the 2017 NHL Draft, held this past weekend in Chicago, will attend this year's camp. Local fans will get their first chance to welcome Shane Bowers, a centre from the United States Hockey League's Waterloo Black Hawks, who the Senators selected with their first-round pick (28th 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 coaches Rob Cookson and Martin Raymond, goaltending coach Pierre Groulx, conditioning coach Chris Schwarz, Belleville Senators head coach Kurt Kleinendorst, goaltending development coach Kory Cooper and University of Guelph head coach Shawn Camp.
The annual evening scrimmage will take place at the Kanata Recreation Complex (100 Charlie Rogers Place) on Thursday, June 29, at 6:15 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 the Ron Maslin Playhouse (Kanata Theatre) 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 six of the camp's seven days, with the first on-ice session scheduled to take place on Tuesday, June 27, at 1:30 p.m. at the Bell Sensplex.
- The annual 3-on-3 tournament will take place at the Bell Sensplex on Monday, July 3, at 9:30 a.m.
- Two separate (indoor and outdoor) team-building events during the afternoon of Saturday, July 1.
- 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, sleep and sport psychology seminars.
- Position specific video meetings and on-ice sessions.
- All on-ice workouts, including the team scrimmage at the Kanata Recreation Complex 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 27: 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
- Wednesday, June 28: 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
- Thursday, June 29: 6 p.m. (warm up) to 7:45 p.m. (full team scrimmage at KRC)
- Friday, June 30: 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
- Sunday, July 2: 9:15 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. (BSP Fieldhouse workout) and 1:30 p.m. to 3:20 p.m.
- Monday, July 3: 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 (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-two (22) players, marked on the list denoted above with an asterisk (*), attended the Senators development camp in 2016.
- Ten (10) players spent at least a portion of their 2016-17 season skating for the American Hockey League's Binghamton Senators.
- Twenty-four (24) of the 40 players attending are Senators draft picks and four were selected in the first round.
- The camp will feature a recent Memorial Cup championship finalist for the fifth consecutive summer; Logan Brown helped the Ontario Hockey League's Windsor Spitfires win their third Memorial Cup (and their first as the host team) in the last nine years on May 28 in Windsor, Ont.
- Four prospects played in National Hockey League games for Ottawa last season: Thomas Chabot, Andreas Englund, Nick Paul and Colin White.
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