Ottawa Senators Prospect Update - January 17th

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Prospect Team of the Week


Zack Ostapchuk

Back-to-back world junior gold medals and two goals through his first two games with his new WHL team in Winnipeg, and it feels like Ostapchuk still has more tricks up his sleeve. After the unreal postseason numbers he put up with an underdog Vancouver team last spring, we can all hope for even bigger and better things considering the talent surrounding him this season.

Stephen Halliday

Could Halliday become the latest in a long Ottawa Senators tradition of drafting overagers? Halliday now has 11 points in his last six games (three goals and eight assists) including goals in two important series against Big Ten rivals Michigan and Michigan State. That’s one way to endear yourself to the Buckeye faithful. Ohio currently ranks eighth in the national polls with another Big Ten opponent forthcoming in Wisconsin.

Egor Sokolov

Who else but the big, loveable bear could represent the Belleville Senators at the AHL all-star game? Sokolov has maintained a point-per-game pace despite Belleville’s inconsistent play throughout the season while trending towards career-highs in goals, assists, and shots. Sokolov has three goals and four assists through five games in this the year of our lord 2023. We genuinely love to see these things happen for such a nice guy.


Filip Nordberg

Ottawa’s first pick in the 2022 entry draft hasn’t put up eye-popping offensive stats so far in his first season in the system but it bodes well that the 18-year-old has already earned a call-up to Sweden’s top league (and one of the best leagues in the world really) as a young defender. We still have several years to wait before we know what Nordberg’s true potential looks like but so far he has checked off the necessary boxes climbing up the ranks in Sweden (even if he still needs to earn the trust of his new coaches).

Ben Roger

I haven’t had too many opportunities to write about Roger over the past year and a half but with an assist and four more shots last night (as I was in the process of writing this), he deserves some recognition. Of late Roger seems to have made a point of taking more shots and fewer penalties so, again, I wanted to give him some credit. He won’t suddenly top anyone’s prospect rankings but you literally cannot ever have enough right-handed defenders in the system.


Leevi Meriläinen

Meriläinen went winless this past week but he continues to put up the best numbers on a regular basis among a crop of Senators goalie prospects having a mixed to mediocre season wrought with injuries and inconsistency (just like the parent club!). Not once this season has Meriläinen given up more than three goals in a game and he has three shutouts through 22 games in Finland’s best league. If nothing else, the conversation around Ottawa’s best internal option for goaltending in the future has gotten more interesting this season.



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Jacob Bernard-DockerRD22AHL2000020%|1302210140%
Jacob Bernard-DockerRD22NHL0000000%|9011790%
Angus CrookshankLW/C23AHL21010250%|36119201510211%
Philippe DaoustC21AHL0000000%|925701020%
Ridly GreigC/LW20AHL21010333%|25121123325223%
Maxence GuénetteRD21AHL2011240%|362182013743%
Roby JärventieC/LW20AHL0000000%|823521613%
Viktor LodinLW23AHL2000460%|175712162917%
Cole ReinhardtLW22AHL2011410%|365141950677%
Egor SokolovRW/LW22AHL2011430%|36112536348114%
Lassi ThomsonRD22AHL0000000%|243111412476%
Lassi ThomsonRD22NHL0000000%|2000410%


Tyson DyckC/LW18UMass2000230%|1854961729%
Stephen HallidayC20Ohio State Univ.21232714%|2471724116311%
Tyler KlevenLD21Univ. of North Dakota10001720%|215611524611%
Luke LoheitRW22Univ. of Minnesota-Duluth2011230%|20371014447%
Jakov NovakLW/C24Northeastern Univ.11012250%|22516182818%
Cameron O'NeillRW18Tri-City (USHL)0000000%|244121610508%
Jonny TychonickLD22Univ. of Omaha21010520%|2261218144214%
Theo WallbergLD19Dubuque (USHL)1000000%|283811123010%


Tyler BoucherRW20OttawaOHL0000000%|179615286614%
Jorian DonovanLD18HamiltonOHL3011290%|378212930889%
Tomas HamaraLD18KitchenerOHL2000020%|27291111454%
Carson LatimerRW20Prince Albert/Winnipeg WHL2000620%|34101828286914%
Zach OstapchukC19Vancouver/Winnipeg WHL220202100%|23121931208714%
Ben RogerRD20KingstonOHL3011040%|2816716343%
Chandler RomeoLD19Sarnia/Guelph OHL3000050%|2714530225%


Oliver JohanssonC/LW19TimrĂĄ IKJ20 Nationell0000000%|423501315%
Oliver JohanssonC/LW19IF BjörklövenAllsvenskan1000000%|2763964015%
Oliver JohanssonC/LW19TimrĂĄ IKSHL0000000%|6000030%
Filip NordbergLD18Södertälje SKJ20 Nationell0000000%|18381114467%
Filip NordbergLD18Södertälje SKAllsvenskan0000000%|2522461315%
Filip NordbergLD18Växjö HCSHL2011010%|2011010%
Oskar PetterssonRW18Rögle BKJ20 Nationell0000000%|19151025317520%
Oskar PetterssonRW18Rögle BKSHL2000000%|141126128%


Kevin Mandolese22BellevilleAHL00000000.0%|834102122787.3%
Kevin Mandolese22AllenECHL00000000.0%|642001881492.6%
Leevi Meriläinen20KärpätLiiga2011040392.5%|2287504834191.5%
Kevin Reidler18AIKJ20 Nationell00000000.0%|19513006105790.7%
Mads Søgaard22BellevilleAHL2020046687.0%|1858104594490.4%

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