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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.

2018 NHL Draft - Round One Photo by Brian Babineau/NHLI via Getty Images

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!