2022 NHL Draft: Open thread about the Ottawa Senators

A place to discuss the rumours swirling around the Senators and the happenings from the 2022 NHL Draft.

It feels like we’re at a pivotal point in the Senators five-year long rebuild. While the last two drafts were quiet in terms of external chatter — potentially due to their virtual nature — this year’s return to in-person has meant that the hockey world is gathered in a city well-known for its buzz. While the hometown Habs are hoping to make a splash, will the Senators steal their thunder for the third time this decade?

There are many storylines:

  • Will the Senators keep or trade the 7th overall selection?
  • If they trade it, who will it be for? Alex DeBrincat? Jakob Chychrun? Clayton Keller? A mystery name?
  • Will top prospects Shane Pinto, Ridly Greig, Roby Järventie, Jacob Bernard-Docker, Lassi Thomson, and Filip Gustavsson still be in the organization after today?
  • If they keep it, will they select one of the consensus top forwards? A surprise faller? An off-the-board selection?
  • Will the team move on from Nikita Zaitsev, Matt Murray, or Michael Del Zotto? /

We’re hoping you can discuss all of this, and more, in the comments section below!

Broadcast details

Round 1, July 7 @ 7PM ET

Watch on ESPN, ESPN+, SN, TVAS

Rounds 2-7, July 8 @11AM ET

Watch on NHLN, ESPN+, SN, TVAS

To learn more about the players the Senators might select over the next two days, check out our full draft coverage in the preview pieces below. A special thank you to Nada, Ross, Shaan, Spencer, and Trevor for their work this year!

Silver Seven’s 2022 Draft Coverage

--- Player Profiles ------ Grouped Profiles ---
USDP Forwards: Cooley, Nazar, GauthierCHL
WHL Forwards: Savoie, GeekieUSDP
Liiga Fowards: Slavkovsky, Kemell, LambertUSHL
SHL Forwards: Lekkerimaki, KasperSweden
European Defenders: Nemec, JiříčekFinland
"The Most Sens Draft Pick"Russia & rest of Europe

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