Ottawa Senators Prospect Update - January 24th

Jorian Donovan continues to be a bright spot in the 2023 season.

Everything sucks right now. Here are a few exceptions.


Zack Ostapchuk

The Winnipeg Ice’s big trade deadline acquisition is settling into his new role, contributing a goal and three assists in his last three games, for a total of 6 points in 5 games. It’s not the dominance we saw back in Vancouver, but a few more games to adjust and he’ll be ready for another playoff run, this time with a much better team around him.

Angus Crookshank

While Belleville didn’t have the best week, Crookshank was one of their more productive forwards with a goal and assist in three games this week. With Ottawa lacking any semblance of a decent bottom-six outside of Mathieu Joseph and Derick Brassard, look for Crookshank to potentially push for a spot on the big club.

Cole Reinhardt

Just read the last entry and replace “Crookshank” with “Reinhardt”.


Jorian Donovan

With back-to-back two-point games against North Bay and Sudbury, the overachieving 5th-round left-shot defenseman from the most recent draft now has 33 points in 40 games with the OHL’s Hamilton Bulldogs. Sitting 7th in the OHL’s Eastern Conference with a 19-19-4 record, they’re certainly a far cry from the squad that won the league last year, but a playoff spot is likely and if Donovan and a few others heat up at the right time, they could pull off an upset on a higher seed.

Chandler Romeo

While not considered a major addition, acquired for a mere 4th-round pick and a swap of 2nds, Romeo is off to a good start with the Guelph Storm nonetheless. The 2021 7th-rounder scored in back-to-back contests to triple his season goal total for the season.


Leevi Merilainen

Of the two goalies in the system who played this week, Merilainen stood out this week with a .957 save percentage in his two starts with Karpat. With Mads Sogaard and Kevin Mandolese struggling, it may come down to the unexpected 3rd-rounder from 2020 to determine if the Sens actually have a goaltender of the future.

Silver Linings:

  • With Josh Norris done for the season, Ridly Greig has been called up. He’s had a modest first year in the AHL with 23 points in 28 games, including 12 goals.
  • As for the prospects in Sweden, it’s good to see both Filip Nordberg and Oskar Pettersson playing in the SHL. Even with a lack of production, being able to hold down a role on the big club at a young age is a good first step for players drafted after the first round, as is so for 2022 2nd-rounder Nordberg and 2022 3rd-rounder Pettersson. Additionally, Nordberg will take part in the Five Nations tournament from February 6th-12th, representing Sweden./


Pro (NHL, AHL)

Jonathan AspirotLD23AHL3022290%|122468356%
Jacob Bernard-DockerRD22AHL0000020%|1302210140%
Jacob Bernard-DockerRD22NHL4000260%|130117150%
Angus CrookshankLW/C23AHL31120520%|391210221510711%
Philippe DaoustC21AHL0000000%|925701020%
Ridly GreigC/LW20AHL3000640%|28121123385621%
Maxence GuénetteRD21AHL3000050%|392182013793%
Roby JärventieC/LW20AHL0000000%|823521613%
Viktor LodinLW23AHL2101260%|196713183517%
Cole ReinhardtLW22AHL31122714%|396152152748%
Egor SokolovRW/LW22AHL31120714%|39122638348814%
Lassi ThomsonRD22AHL0000000%|243111412476%
Lassi ThomsonRD22NHL0000000%|2000410%


Tyson DyckC/LW18UMass2000030%|2054962025%
Stephen HallidayC20Ohio State Univ.2011020%|2671825116511%
Tyler KlevenLD21Univ. of North Dakota2000060%|235611525210%
Luke LoheitRW22Univ. of Minnesota-Duluth21010520%|22471114498%
Jakov NovakLW/C24Northeastern Univ.2000420%|24516223017%
Cameron O'NeillRW19Tri-City (USHL)2000080%|264121610587%
Jonny TychonickLD22Univ. of Omaha2011080%|2461319145012%
Theo WallbergLD19Dubuque (USHL)2000010%|303811123110%


Tyler BoucherRW20OttawaOHL0000000%|179615286614%
Jorian DonovanLD18HamiltonOHL32249729%|40102333399511%
Tomas HamaraLD18KitchenerOHL4011240%|312101213494%
Carson LatimerRW20Prince Albert/Winnipeg WHL31016425%|37111829347315%
Zach OstapchukC19Vancouver/Winnipeg WHL31340333%|26132235209114%
Ben RogerRD20KingstonOHL3011240%|3117818383%
Chandler RomeoLD19Sarnia/Guelph OHL220252100%|29347352413%


Vitaly AbramovLW/RW24MoscowKHL4000010%|389514165915%
Oliver JohanssonC/LW19Timrå IKJ20 Nationell0000000%|423501315%
Oliver JohanssonC/LW19IF BjörklövenAllsvenskan0000000%|2763964015%
Oliver JohanssonC/LW19Timrå IKSHL0000000%|6000030%
Filip NordbergLD18Södertälje SKJ20 Nationell0000000%|18381114467%
Filip NordbergLD18Södertälje SKAllsvenskan0000000%|2522461315%
Filip NordbergLD18Växjö HCSHL2000000%|4011010%
Oskar PetterssonRW18Rögle BKJ20 Nationell0000000%|19151025317520%
Oskar PetterssonRW18Rögle BKSHL2000010%|161126138%


Kevin Mandolese22BellevilleAHL302101041288.5%|1136203163987.7%
Kevin Mandolese22AllenECHL00000000.0%|642001881492.6%
Leevi Meriläinen20KärpätLiiga2110047295.7%|2498505304391.9%
Kevin Reidler18AIKJ20 Nationell00000000.0%|19513006105790.7%
Mads Søgaard22BellevilleAHL00000000.0%|1858104594490.4%

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