The Ottawa Senators announced the roster of 54 invited players (EDIT: But there are only 53 players listed... weird... )for their NHL training camp today. Those players invited include 23 Senators draft picks, 13 players acquired as free agents, eight via trade, seven on try-out contracts and three on AHL-only deals. There are six goalies, 16 defencemen, and 32 forwards. Eighteen members of the rookie squad were also invited--including standout goaltender Robin Lehner and 2008 first-round draft choice Erik Karlsson--and 2009 first-round draft choice Jared Cowen is also expected to attend.
And, of course, Dany Heatley has an invitation, and barring any trade is also expected to be there.
Read more to see the whole roster...
Stealing an idea from Pension Plan Puppets, I'll cross out names as players are cut.
|Daniel Alfredsson||Casey Lee||Paul Baier||Brian Lee||Mike Brodeur|
|Jason Bailey||Matt Lowry||Drew Bannister||Chris Phillips||Andy Chiodo|
|Cody Bass||Milan Michalek||Chris Campoli||Alexandre Picard||Brian Elliott|
|Matt Carkner||Chris Neil||Jared Cowen||Mat Robinson||Chris Holt|
|Jonathan Cheechoo||James O'Brien||Erik Karlsson||Craig Schira||Pascal Leclaire|
|Erik Condra||Brett Parnham||Geoff Kinrade||Derek Smith||Robin Lehner|
|Keegan Dansereau||Peter Regin||Filip Kuba||Anton Volchenkov|
|Kaspars Daugavins||Jarkko Ruutu||Tomas Kudelka||Kyle Wharton|
|Shean Donovan||Christoph Schubert|
|Mike Fisher||Ryan Shannon|
|Nick Foligno||Zack Smith|
|Denis Hamel||Jason Spezza|
|Joshua Hennessy||Martin St. Pierre|
|Mike Hoffman||Brandon Svendsen|
|Ryan Keller||Jesse Winchester|
|Chris Kelly||Jeremy Yablonski|
|Alex Kovalev||Ilya Zubov|