Ottawa Senators Prospect Update March 30th

Now with 100% more Mike Amadio

So you wanna watch some hockey, huh? How about the Sens? Games are postponed. How about the B-Sens? They’re off ‘til Saturday. The NoDak Sens? Their season’s over. The Moncton Wildcats? Daoust is injured. Maybe some obscure European league? Don’t push your luck, kid. Try reading a book (or this article).

Prospect team of the week


A favourite here at the blog and among Sens fans at large, Alex Formenton finally got back into the NHL lineup and made it count with a goal against Toronto last week. Fans should also feel pretty good with the way coach Smith implemented Formenton in all phases and trusted him with crucial minutes. Formenton’s abcence from Ottawa’s lineup for stretches this year doesn’t represent so much an oversight as it does an indication of his value to a Belleville team that looks even more lost than usual without him.

When you can’t find him in the penalty box or serving a suspension, look for Ridly Greig on the scoresheet as he continues to terrorize the WHL in several ways. I had hoped the organization would keep Greig in Belleville despite his youth to attempt to reign in his less disciplined side and it disappointed me to see him go back to Brandon. He’ll put up big numbers with the Wheat Kings but as we know he really needs to tone down the rough stuff.

It felt like Hobey Baker finalist Shane Pinto did everything in his power to keep North Dakota’s season alive, to no avail. The sophomore wrapped up an exceptional season with another strong game and now we wait and see whether he heads north of the border or deals with some unfinished business with the Fighting Hawks.


As frustrated as we feel every time Erik Brännström heads back to the b-squad, the young defender continues to take it all in stride and force his way back into the conversation. Brännström looks years ahead of the competition when he plays with AHLers and we can only assume that should Ottawa ship off any veteran defenders at the deadline then Brännström can come back up to the NHL for good (especially in a post-Christian Wolanin paradigm).

At 20-years of age and with three impressive seasons of college hockey under his belt, Jacob Bernard-Docker looks like Ottawa’s brightest beacon of hope for a patchwork defence-corps that has struggled to contain the opposition for almost a decade. The Senators will naturally take time and precaution with JBD as I can say without hyperbole that this team needs him, to return to post-season relevancy this decade.


Even if his save percentage doesn’t indicate as much, Leevi Meriläinen got up to his usual tricks this past week and won both games as his Kärpät squad enter post-season play. I’ll write off Meriläinen’s mediocre performance in game-two to score effects.

Silver Linings

  • For those of you interested in learning more about the newest Senator, check out this (slightly outdated) write-up about Mike Amadio from our sibling site Jewels from the Crown.
  • As Spencer noted yesterday, Vitaly Abramov continues to play a huge role in Belleville since the graduations of players like Drake Batherson and Josh Norris.
  • Viktor Lodin’s season continues as Timrå won their quarterfinal series 3-1 with Patrick Wiercioch (Patty!) scoring a hat trick in game four including the game-tying and -winning goals. What a time to be alive.
  • Mads Søgaard also continues his postseason quest in Denmark as Esbjerg commences their semifinal series today. The quarterfinals turned out to be quite a nail-biter and Mads had a win and two overtime losses in his three starts. Let’s hope he can get back into his regular season groove should he continue to get starts in this penultimate round of playoff hockey.
  • I haven’t seen any updates since Philippe Daoust left Sunday’s game with an injury. Moncton’s next game is scheduled for tonight so we’ll have to wait and see.
  • And finally, lost in the lament of UND’s elimination from the Frozen Four tournament, lesser-known Senators prospects Todd Burgess (Minnesote State) and Luke Loheit (Minnesota-Duluth) will both play in the semifinals with eyes on the biggest prize in college hockey. Best of luck!/



Drake BathersonRW22NHL2000040%|3611102167714%
Erik BrännströmLD21NHL-------%|1423510268%
Erik BrännströmLD21AHL2022430%|4055640%
Josh NorrisC21NHL21010617%|367101766710%
Tim StützleLW/C19NHL2000070%|336131910758%
Vitaly AbramovRW/LW22AHL21120138%|143474408%
Olle AlsingLD24AHL200002-%|7011040%
Jonathan AspirotLD21AHL-------%|9011670%
Jean-Christophe BeaudinC/RW24AHL3000210%|15033490%
Clark BishopC24AHL-------%|31014813%
Clark BishopC24NHL2011010%|7033280%
Logan BrownC23AHL-------%|50112110%
Jonathan DavidssonRW24AHL-------%|80002100%
Alex FormentonLW21AHL1000040%|13404223113%
Alex FormentonLW21NHL21010425%|21010425%
Ridly GreigC/LW18AHL-------%|4022260%
Mark KastelicC/RW21AHL30000517%|142248248%
Parker KellyC21AHL3000290%|151348303%
Jack KopackaLW22AHL1000210%|60112120%
Zachary MagwoodC22AHL1000000%|2000010%
Cole ReinhardtLW20AHL3000230%|141234195%
Egor SokolovRW/LW20AHL30110617%|1543742914%
Lassi ThomsonRD20AHL3000490%|150556250%


Jacob Bernard-DockerRD20Univ. of North Dakota2011280%|273151820625%
Todd BurgessC/RW24Minnesota State Univ.2000000%|24591464611%
Angus CrookshankLW21Univ. of New Hampshire-------%|20991848311%
Tyler KlevenLD19Univ. of North Dakota2011410%|22527373017%
Luke LoheitRW20Univ. of Minnesota-Duluth1000000%|27325352214%
Jakov NovakLW/C22Bentley Univ.-------%|1571017364018%
Shane PintoC20Univ. of North Dakota20220100%|2815173249416%
Jake SandersonLD18Univ. of North Dakota20110100%|20213154583%
Jonny TychonickLD21Univ. of Omaha1000000%|23358162114%


Philippe DaoustC19MonctonQMJHL31564425%|2162228204513%
Ridly GreigC/LW18BrandonWHL323541513%|627917277.4%
Maxence GuénetteRD19Val-d'OrQMJHL2000230%|345172214767%


Eric EngstrandLW/RW20MalmöSHL1000010%|431568293.4%
Roby JärventieLW18IlvesLiiga-------%|451311241612610%
Viktor LodinC/LW21Timrå IKAllsvenskan-------%|47142640208516%
Viktor LodinC/LW21Timrå IK PlayoffsAllsvenskan431461718%|431461718%


Joey Daccord24BellevilleAHL--------%|20200751086.7%
Joey Daccord24OttawaNHL--------%|813102142289.7%
Filip Gustavsson22BellevilleAHL--------%|624001761690.9%
Filip Gustavsson22OttawaNHL1100029196.6%|3200173297.3%
Kevin Mandolese20BellevilleAHL2020052786.5%|413001381489.9%
Leevi Meriläinen18Kärpät U20U20 SM-sarja--------%|22------93.4%
Leevi Meriläinen18Kärpät U20 PlayoffsU20 SM-sarja2200038688.9%|2200038688.9%
Mads Søgaard20EsbjergMetal Ligaen--------%|16------92.2%
Mads Søgaard20Esbjerg PlayoffsMetal Ligaen1001018383.3%|3102069987.0%

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