Ottawa Senators Prospect Update - December 14th

Where it’s almost time for the WJC

Prospect Team of the Week:


Vitaly Abramov

Don’t look now but our old friend has goals in three of his last four games and 12 shots over that same span. Abramov has had a few such streaks throughout the season balanced out with lengthy goalless stretches. Playing on one of the top teams in the KHL’s eastern conference, Abramov has averaged just over 14 minutes per game. He still has another year on his contract with his hometown team after this season.

Ridly Greig

Making a strong case as the best forward in Ottawa’s system, Greig already has five points and 12 shots through three games in December (with no penalties this week! (and the Wheat Kings won both of their games)). And most noteworthy of all, Greig will represent the Senators on the Canadian team at the World Juniors later this month.

Carson Latimer

Sticking to our WHL representatives, Latimer has five points through three games and ten shots since his trade to Prince Albert from Edmonton this month. While it probably stings leaving one of the top teams in the WHL, Latimer has already started making the most of his expanded role with the Raiders and could end up one of the redeeming selections of a controversial 2021 Senators draft class.


Tyler Kleven

With some big names like Erik Brännström and Jake Sanderson sidelined with injury, we didn’t have too much to work with in terms of defence this week but Kleven had six more shots this week and added an empty net goal to his totals in Sanderson’s abcence. So far Kleven has already eclipsed his shot total from last year, matched his assists, and will set a new high in goals at this current pace, in his sophomore year. Like I said, Kleven only scored an empty-netter this week so enjoy this Viktor Lodin highlight instead. Kleven and Sanderson will once again represent the Senators on team USA at the WJC.

Lassi Thomson

Making the most of his circumstances, Thomson has more than doubled his point total to date for this AHL season since returning to Belleville from Ottawa. Granted Thomson has thrown the puck at the net all season, so more than anything he has started getting some bounces going his way in his second AHL season. With some meaningful NHL minutes now under his belt and as one of Belleville’s top defenders, we’ve started to see Thomson settle into the North American game right before our eyes after a disappointing finish to his career in Finland.


Kevin Mandolese

With due credit to Leevi Meriläinen (who along with Roby Järventie will represent the Senators at the WJC for Finland) who won both of his decisions this week for Kingston, Mandolese had the better overall percentages despite a hectic schedule split between ECHL Atlanta and AHL Belleville. While Mandolese played valiantly in Atlanta and had one of his best games upon his return to Belleville, I don’t envy anyone having to make that trek on a regular basis.

Silver Linings:

  • With ten days between games, it appears SHL Malmö will send Eric Engstrand back on loan to Allsvenskan Troy to continue getting reps in the meantime. Engstrand had a goal for the Redhawks this past week.
  • Murray Pam penned this write-up about Jacob Bernard-Docker’s latest callup to Ottawa and discussed the development of the Senators’ blueline. We’ve spoken at length around these parts about the roles of players like Brännström , Thomson, and Bernard-Docker and I know we’re all feeling anxious to see how Ottawa’s defence will take shape by the end of this season.
  • And finally, as always, treat yourself to some wholesome Egor Sokolov content./



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Jacob Bernard-DockerRD21NHL0000000%|2011000%
Erik BrännströmLD22AHL0000000%|912310215%
Erik BrännströmLD22NHL0000000%|2000210%
Philippe DaoustC20AHL0000000%|140554120%
Maxence GuénetteRD20AHL2000000%|1422421613%
Parker KellyC22NHL0000000%|111014911%
Parker KellyC22AHL2011450%|1014518234%
Shane PintoC21NHL0000000%|5011250%
Jonathan AspirotLD22AHL0000000%|6033490%
Angus CrookshankLW/C22AHL0000000%|0000000%
Roby JärventieC/LW19AHL2000260%|213698457%
Mark KastelicC/RW22AHL2000230%|22459283910%
Cole ReinhardtLW21AHL2000220%|21371025378%
Egor SokolovRW/LW21AHL2011080%|18410146567%
Egor SokolovRW/LW21NHL0000000%|4000450%
Lassi ThomsonRD21AHL22130540%|832562114%
Lassi ThomsonRD21NHL1000030%|110332150%


Tyler BoucherRW18Boston University1000010%|17213342110%
Tyler KlevenLD19Univ. of North Dakota21018617%|19426583910%
Luke LoheitRW21Univ. of Minnesota-Duluth2000620%|1010112166%
Jakov NovakLW/C23Northeastern Univ.0000000%|18538162917%
Jake SandersonLD19Univ. of North Dakota0000000%|156131944613%
Jonny TychonickLD21Univ. of Omaha2000050%|60009110%


Ridly GreigC/LW19BrandonWHL22130825%|19141428469115%
Carson LatimerRW18Edmonton/Prince AlbertWHL23142838%|21941344620%
Zach OstapchukC18VancouverWHL3000260%|196612174613%
Ben RogerRD19London/KingstonOHL3022040%|2505514300%
Chandler RomeoLD18HamiltonOHL3022630%|2516734284%


Vitaly AbramovLW/RW23ChelyabinskKHL22022633%|387815265613%
Olle AlsingLD25Nur-SultanKHL2022040%|35281012554%
Eric EngstrandLW21MalmöSHL21010250%|2041501331%
Eric EngstrandLW21Troja/Ljungby IFAllsvenskan0000000%|801127120%
Oliver JohanssonC/LW18Timrå IKJ20 Nationell0000000%|14591442818%
Oliver JohanssonC/LW18Timrå IKSHL2000030%|120000160%
Viktor LodinC/LW22Timrå IKSHL210101100%|195914294312%


Filip Gustavsson23BellevilleAHL00000000.0%|1010032487.5%
Filip Gustavsson23OttawaNHL1010027581.5%|1137103734089.3%
Kevin Mandolese21BellevilleAHL1100025196.0%|944002612590.4%
Kevin Mandolese21AtlantaECHL1010027292.6%|3030096891.7%
Leevi Meriläinen19KingstonOHL2200073889.0%|21144306386689.7%
Mads Søgaard20BellevilleAHL00000000.0%|1165003182791.5%

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