Ottawa Senators Prospect Update - January 3rd

Mostly back to business as usual

Before I get into the team of the week, I should provide a quick update on the world juniors. All four of the Ottawa Senators’ affiliated prospects will proceed to the tournament round with their respective national teams. Right on!

Prospect Team of the Week


Ridly Greig, now back from injury (for good we hope) has started to put together the type of AHL season we all took for granted, after several false starts. Four goals this past week have gotten Greig that much closer to point-per-game pace (17 in 20) and the consistent ice time should only further help his cause. He makes Belleville a completely different team when he steps on the ice (now if only the rest of the Senators’ lineup could get healthy).

I’ve had Cameron O’Neill as my dark horse pick from this most recent draft for a while and it looks like maybe he has started settling into a groove in the USHL. He hasn’t had many big weeks so far this season but with three assists in his lone game this past week, I feel hopeful about his outlook going forward. He continues to hang just outside the top of his team’s scorers while they hover around .500 near the bottom of their division.

Carson Latimer, whom Prince Albert traded to Winnipeg this past week, ended his tenure with the Raiders with a goal and an assist in his last two games (scoring on ninja turtles night no less). Latimer has now changed teams twice since the Senators drafted him but this time around he’ll head to a team with Memorial Cup aspirations. I imagine we’ll see a decline in ice time and output, but Latimer should certainly benefit from some postseason experience this spring.


Probably actually Ottawa’s best sleeper pick from this most recent draft, Jorian Donovan had another solid week to maintain his impressive pace this season, adding three more assists in three games. You gotta love that sweet little drag in the highlight below. Donovan continues to rank just outside the top-ten scorers among defenders in the OHL while playing for a pretty average Hamilton team that suffered a couple major graduations since dominating the OHL last season.

Maybe a couple years too late, but a healthy Jonny Tychonick has really taken a step forward this season after a lot of lost time. It probably doesn’t help that Tychonick transferred to an unranked program in Omaha but through 20 games, he has set new bests in every meaningful category, and leads Omaha defenders by a healthy margin. I usually wouldn’t use a highlight of an empty net goal but they don’t get much more accurate than this from your own goal line.


Leevi Meriläinen didn’t have a necessarily remarkable week with a win and a loss and a sub 90 save percentage but Ottawa’s netminders had another rough week across the organization and Leevi’s overall season numbers still look the best of the bunch since he returned to Europe after a mixed lone season in North America.



Tyler BoucherRW19USA531461421%
Tomas HamaraLD18Czechia5000860%
Zach OstapchukC19Canada521325450%
Oskar PetterssonRW18Sweden51340520%


Jonathan AspirotLD23AHL31122128%|41122138%
Jacob Bernard-DockerRD22AHL0000000%|8011680%
Jacob Bernard-DockerRD22NHL3000010%|9011790%
Angus CrookshankLW/C23AHL3000090%|31991815959%
Philippe DaoustC21AHL0000000%|925701020%
Ridly GreigC/LW20AHL340461136%|209817304321%
Maxence GuénetteRD21AHL3011270%|31215176673%
Roby JärventieC/LW20AHL0000000%|823521613%
Viktor LodinLW23AHL0000000%|12448121527%
Cole ReinhardtLW22AHL3000060%|31591442589%
Egor SokolovRW/LW22AHL3011040%|3182028307011%
Lassi ThomsonRD22AHL0000000%|243111412476%
Lassi ThomsonRD22NHL0000000%|2000410%


Tyson DyckC/LW18UMass2022020%|1434741030%
Stephen HallidayC20Ohio State Univ.0000000%|205121795110%
Tyler KlevenLD20Univ. of North Dakota0000000%|1816735333%
Luke LoheitRW22Univ. of Minnesota-Duluth1011030%|1726812385%
Jakov NovakLW/C24Northeastern Univ.2000420%|20415162516%
Cameron O'NeillRW18Tri-City (USHL)10330100%|244131710508%
Jonny TychonickLD22Univ. of Omaha21230617%|2051116143714%
Theo WallbergLD19Dubuque (USHL)3000050%|25369102811%


Tyler BoucherRW19OttawaOHL0000000%|179615286614%
Jorian DonovanLD18HamiltonOHL3033560%|3081826267011%
Tomas HamaraLD18KitchenerOHL0000000%|24291111415%
Carson LatimerRW19Prince AlbertWHL21120520%|31101828206515%
Zach OstapchukC19VancouverWHL0000000%|21101929208512%
Ben RogerRD20KingstonOHL3011210%|2315616284%
Chandler RomeoLD19SarniaOHL2000510%|2214530157%


Oliver JohanssonC/LW19Timrå IKJ20 Nationell0000000%|423501315%
Oliver JohanssonC/LW19IF BjörklövenAllsvenskan3011250%|2552763614%
Oliver JohanssonC/LW19Timrå IKSHL0000000%|6000030%
Filip NordbergLD18Södertälje SKJ20 Nationell0000000%|1627914435%
Filip NordbergLD18Södertälje SKAllsvenskan21010425%|2322461217%
Oskar PetterssonRW18Rögle BKJ20 Nationell0000000%|19151025317520%
Oskar PetterssonRW18Rögle BKSHL0000000%|121126128%


Kevin Mandolese22BellevilleAHL00000000.0%|724101802685.6%
Kevin Mandolese22AllenECHL1100023387.0%|532001621193.2%
Leevi Meriläinen20KärpätLiiga2110036488.9%|1785203783092.1%
Kevin Reidler18AIKJ20 Nationell00000000.0%|19513006105790.7%
Mads Søgaard22BellevilleAHL2020059886.4%|1436103513590.0%

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