Jakub Culek is serious about playing in the Ottawa Senators 2010 rookie tournament. Seriously.
The Ottawa Senators announced their 22-man rookie camp roster today, unveiling a list of two goaltenders, six defencemen, and 14 forwards heading to the rookie tournament in London, Ontario. The Sens' rookie squad will take on other rookie rosters from the Chicago Blackhawks, Toronto Maple Leafs, and Pittsburgh Penguins.
The full roster (after the jump) includes highly-touted goaltending prospect Robin Lehner (drafted second round, 46 overall, 2009) and defencemen Jared Cowen (drafted first round, nine overall, 2009), and Patrick Wiercioch (drafted second round, 42 overall, 2008). Free agent signees Bobby Butler and David Dziurzynski lead the way on the forwards, along with 2009 QMJHL MVP Mike Hoffman (drafted fifth round, 130 overall, 2009) and the only two 2010 draftees, Jakub Culek (third round, 76 overall) and Mark Stone (sixth round, 178 overall). It will be the fourth rookie camp for forward Kaspars Daugavins (drafted third round, 19 overall, 2006).
Goaltenders: Brandon Foote (Guelph - OHL), Robin Lehner (Sault Ste. Marie - OHL, Binghamton - AHL)
Defencemen: Jared Cowen (Spokane - WHL, Ottawa - NHL), Eric Gryba (Boston University - Hockey East, Binghamton - AHL), Matthew Hobbs (Prince Edward Island - QMJHL), Craig Schira (Binghamton - AHL), Adam Sedlak (Peterborough - OHL), Patrick Wiercioch (Denver - WCHA)
Forwards: Jason Bailey (Binghamton - AHL), Bobby Butler (New Hampshire - Hockey East, Ottawa - NHL), Erik Condra (Binghamton - AHL), Corey Cowick (Ottawa - OHL), Jakub Culek (Rimouski - QMJHL), Kaspars Daugavins (Binghamton - AHL, Ottawa - NHL), David Dziurzynski (Alberni Valley - BCHL), Colin Greening (Cornell - ECAC), Mike Hoffman (Saint John - QMJHL), Jim O’Brien (Binghamton - AHL), Tim Spencer (Elmira - ECHL, Binghamton - AHL), Mark Stone (Brandon - WHL), Shawn Szydlowski (Erie - OHL), Adam Wallace (Windsor - OHL) *Roster subject to change.
The Sens will play three games in the tournament:
- Saturday, Sept. 11: Pittsburgh vs. Ottawa at 2 p.m.
- Sunday, Sept. 12: Ottawa vs. Chicago at 2 p.m.
- Tuesday, Sept. 14: Toronto vs. Ottawa at 7 p.m.