Kurt Kleinendorst spent the last season as the head coach of the USA Hockey National Team Development Program’s under-18 team, where he won the gold at the IIHF U-18 World Hockey Championship in Belarus. He also has an awesome name!
The Ottawa Senators announced today that they've signed former Ottawa 67 Corey Cowick to an entry-level contract. Cowick had 15 goals in 27 games with the 67's this year, in a shortened season due to a separated shoulder. Cowick was a sixth-round pick by Ottawa in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft
The Ottawa Senators re-signed defenceman Geoff Kinrade to a one-year, two-way contract on Thursday. Kinrade played all of last season with Binghamton, scoring 27P (7G and 20A) in 76GP. With Kinrade, David Hale, Derek Smith, Patrick Wiercioch, Eric Gryba, and Craig Schira as their apparent top six, the B-Sens' defence looks pretty strong for next year.
According to TSN, Ottawa Senators defensive prospect Jared Cowen will miss this summer's Team Canada World Junior camp because he's recovering from mononucleosis. Update: Cowen will be attending the camp, but won't be participating due to mono.
Best Hockey fight ever!
Ben Eager brings the cup to Ottawa, took the time to shoot this and posted as two parts, here is the part two link with the different speeches
"He was hired by the Blues on July 7, 2006, as assistant/goaltending coach after spending the previous seven years as goaltending coach and professional scout with the Columbus Blue Jackets."
Didn't see this happening, but the Elmira Jackals are now the ECHL affiliate for the Anaheim Ducks and Syracuse Crunch. Their two-year affiliation with the Ottawa and Binghamton Senators has expired, but apparently they're working to expand it--meaning that the Jackals could have two affiliates, and a stacked team.
Binghamton will be joining the Hamilton Bulldogs (Montréal Canadiens AHL affiliate) for a five-day training camp, including three exhibition games.
Barry Brust becomes the 3rd goalie in Binghamton, so don't expect to see Robin Lehner in Ottawa this season.