Ottawa Senators Prospect Update - December 2nd

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*Note: To keep things consistent across updates, stats are current as of Monday night

Prospect Team of the Week


Ridly Greig:

Look now I don’t want to alarm anyone but Greig recently had a three-game streak of at least two points while averaging six shots. While we seem to have reached a consensus around Jake Sanderson as the top prospect in the Senators’ system, Greig won’t go quietly into that good night. Penalties continue to plague his game but he still wins a lot of faceoffs to compliment his offensive output. Also it seems good that Greig got a hat trick last Friday:

Roby Järventie:

While he has had a slightly slower curve as an AHL rookie than some of us would have hoped, Järventie’s North American game has started to take shape and he now has 12 points through his first 20 AHL games over parts of two seasons with a respectable 42 shots along the way. More importantly, Järventie has cut back on his PIM substantially and he’ll likely break out of his 8% shooting funk any day now that the Belleville Sens seem rolling in earnest.

Egor Sokolov:

We spill a lot of ink around these parts over Sokolov because he has one of the best prospect personalities we’ve ever seen from a Senator and it’s impossible for us not to want to see him succeed in Ottawa one of these days. Since returning from his four-game NHL stint earlier this month, Sokolov has gone off in Belleville with seven points and 17 shots in four games, basically doubling his totals from before his call-up.


Chandler Romeo:

In the grand scheme of players I figure to have on my radar when writing up these reports, Romeo ranks pretty far down there. That being said, the defender has seven shots in his last four games and three assists over that span and Hamilton hasn’t lost in regulation in over two weeks so I think the rookie deserves some credit.

Lassi Thomson:

Albeit in a small sample size of just six games, fans have found a lot to like about Thomson’s performance at the NHL level. Thomson recorded at least a shot in his last four games and shot attempts in his last five while breaking even in penalties taken/drawn and turning over the puck exactly zero times. While the on-ice numbers like corsi and expected goals haven’t exactly flattered Thomson, no one looking at this team and its overall performance will hold a rookie defender accountable especially considering his performance relative to his peers.


Mads Søgaard:

Currently rocking a four-game winning streak and six-game streak of allowing two goals, Søgaard has rebounded mightily from two rough outings in his first three games this season, and has sported a save percentage of 92 or better in every appearance since his last non-quality start on November 3rd. Did I mention that Søgaard has faced over 30 shots in each of those last four wins? This guy deserves a lot of credit for helping turn things around in Belleville after a shaky start to the season.

Silver Linings

  • While they didn’t make team of the week honours, a couple of my favourite under-the-radar prospects in Philippe Daoust and Maxence Guenette have started finding their grooves since graduating from the QMJHL for their rookie AHL seasons. Daoust has assists in four of his last six games and a six-game streak going with a shot on goal. Guenette meanwhile has points in three of his last four games and eleven shots in his last five games (not to mention just two penalty minutes on the season as a defender!):/
  • With Matt Murray Belleville-bound for the time being, Kevin Mandolese will report to ECHL Atlanta to ensure ample ice-time. We all figured Mando would end up the odd-man out in a scenario like this (although we probably assumed Filip Gustavsson or Anton Forsberg would get sent down first). I don’t think this hampers Madolese’s development but it seems like a logistical pain for anyone.
  • While he hasn’t quite lived up the expectations put upon him via his second-round selection at the NHL entry draft this past summer, Ben Roger could still get his season on track thanks to a trade from OHL London to Kingston where he’ll join fellow Sens prospect Leevi Meriläinen:/
  • Viktor Lodin deserves a shoutout here as well for his point-streak with two goals and five assists over five games with twelve shots to boot./
  • Jake Sanderson (who currently trails only Owen Power in points per game among NCAA defenders) and Tyler Kleven had two very different weeks at UND. While the former continued developing his annual highlight reel, the latter found himself in more penalty trouble./



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Erik BrännströmLD22AHL0000000%|912310215%
Erik BrännströmLD22NHL0000000%|2000210%
Philippe DaoustC20AHL2022220%|120554110%
Maxence GuénetteRD20AHL31122714%|922421315%
Parker KellyC22NHL2000010%|111014911%
Parker KellyC22AHL0000000%|513410119%
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Jonathan AspirotLD22AHL0000000%|6033490%
Angus CrookshankLW/C22AHL0000000%|0000000%
Roby JärventieC/LW19AHL3022030%|163696368%
Mark KastelicC/RW22AHL3022720%|17459203113%
Cole ReinhardtLW21AHL31125425%|1627921287%
Egor SokolovRW/LW21AHL324621315%|13491344010%
Egor SokolovRW/LW21NHL0000000%|4000450%
Lassi ThomsonRD21AHL0000000%|61126166%
Lassi ThomsonRD21NHL2011030%|6033280%


Tyler BoucherRW18Boston University110101100%|14213321811%
Tyler KlevenLD19Univ. of North Dakota20001510%|15325503010%
Luke LoheitRW21Univ. of Minnesota-Duluth1000010%|81016147%
Jakov NovakLW/C23Northeastern Univ.21010425%|16505122719%
Jake SandersonLD19Univ. of North Dakota2011050%|136101644015%
Jonny TychonickLD21Univ. of Omaha0000000%|2000250%


Ridly GreigC/LW19BrandonWHL354991729%|15121123377915%
Carson LatimerRW18EdmontonWHL0000000%|1862823617%
Zach OstapchukC18VancouverWHL3011240%|1313413343%
Ben RogerRD19London/KingstonOHL3000020%|2003312220%
Chandler RomeoLD18HamiltonOHL3022640%|1914526215%


Vitaly AbramovLW/RW23ChelyabinskKHL1000200%|334812244210%
Olle AlsingLD25Nur-SultanKHL0000000%|3025710445%
Eric EngstrandLW21MalmöSHL210101100%|1531401127%
Eric EngstrandLW21Troja/Ljungby IFAllsvenskan0000000%|801127120%
Oliver JohanssonC/LW18Timrå IKJ20 Nationell0000000%|14591442818%
Oliver JohanssonC/LW18Timrå IKSHL1000020%|80000100%
Viktor LodinC/LW22Timrå IKSHL21122520%|164913294010%


Filip Gustavsson23BellevilleAHL00000000.0%|1010032487.5%
Filip Gustavsson23OttawaNHL2010036391.7%|935103112990.7%
Kevin Mandolese21BellevilleAHL1100038392.1%|834002362489.8%
Leevi Meriläinen19KingstonOHL32100991287.9%|17104305165789.0%
Mads Søgaard20BellevilleAHL2200074494.6%|963002642391.3%

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