Ottawa Senators Prospect Update - March 9th

It was a rough week, but not without a few diamonds.

The Senators had a rough go of it this week, both in the NHL and AHL. Ottawa and Belleville won just one game each out of four, and nobody really stood out in a big way. Except for one...


Egor Sokolov

The most wholesome player in the Senators organization has quickly acclimated to the pro leagues, with 3 goals and 1 assist in 4 games with Belleville this week. Drafting a double-overager in the second round of last year's draft was yet another so-crazy-it-just-might-work decision by Trent Mann, and it’s worked out so far, albeit in a very small sample size. It’s still enough to know he’s worked extremely hard on his skating, the main weakness in his game heading into the season.

Josh Norris

I’ve been very impressed with Norris this season, it’s huge that he’s producing like a middle-six center one year after his first pro season while demonstrating an impressive level of competency in his own end. He’s definitely an NHL player at this point, and he’s got plenty of time to improve and become a long-term piece in Ottawa’s top-six. Again, it was a fairly quiet week for the prospect pool as a whole, so two points in four games are enough to earn a spot on the team.

Alex Formenton

With three goals in eight games with Belleville so far, Formenton hasn’t had the best start on the scoresheet, but the chances have been there each game thanks to his magnificent skating. He’s starting to find his way, with goals in back-to-back games, this one in particular shows he’s far from a one-dimensional player:

The question is, can he translate his success to the NHL? It’s not vital for him to be a top-six player for the Senators, but if he does become one, then things are looking real good up front. At the very least, he’ll be a lethal weapon during 3-on-3 overtime.


Erik Brännström

Very few (eligible) defensemen within the Senators’ system had points this week, one of which was Brännström. He only played five minutes against the Flames on Sunday, but he logged 19:50 yesterday. Just the one assist this week, but he’s been one of the team’s better players in his own end, and should definitely be a regular in the lineup going forward.

Lassi Thomson

The 19th pick of the 2019 NHL Entry Draft had one assist in four games this week, and is showing signs of adjusting to professional hockey in North America. For added insight on Thomson, head over to Full Press Hockey, where Murray Pam discusses his recent play.


Joey Daccord

He was supposed to be the main man in Belleville this year, but injuries have forced Daccord into a role with the big club, and he’s been pretty good. It’s a shame the Senators haven’t been able to get him a win yet, they’ve played much better games in front of Matt Murray and Marcus Högberg, still losing thanks to subpar goaltending. Even with his limited sample size, I’d say he’s the best option in net for the Senators right now, which is pretty scary since Murray’s locked in at $6.25M for three more years, but on the bright side, Daccord at $750k for two more years could cancel that out.

Silver Linings:

  • With the NCHC season at an end, 2020 5th overall pick Jake Sanderson has been selected for the NCHC All-Rookie Team, tallying 11 points in 17 games in his freshman year.
  • Shane Pinto and Jacob Bernard-Docker have also earned honours for their strong sophomore and junior seasons, respectively:/
  • Quarterfinal matchups have been determined for the NCHC’s Frozen Faceoff. Top-ranked North Dakota has eight-seed Miami on Friday. The following day, Luke Loheit and third-seed Minnesota Duluth will take on sixth-seed Western Michigan, while Jonny Tychonick and fourth-seed Omaha will play fifth-seed Denver.
  • Other playoff games taking place in the NCAA this week include Angus Crookshank and New Hampshire taking on Vermont, as well as a best-of-three between Minnesota State; featuring Todd Burgess; and Ferris State./


Pro (NHL, AHL)

Drake BathersonRW22NHL4011060%|28991866115%
Erik BrännströmLD21NHL4011490%|1323510229%
Josh NorrisC21NHL41120333%|285101564711%
Tim StützleLW/C19NHL41012813%|25691585810%
Vitaly AbramovRW/LW22AHL4000080%|81012166%
Olle AlsingLD24AHL-------%|3000000%
Jonathan AspirotLD21AHL4011450%|8011660%
Jean-Christophe BeaudinC/RW23AHL4000030%|4011210%
Clark BishopC24AHL-------%|31014813%
Logan BrownC23AHL3011270%|50112110%
Jonathan DavidssonRW23AHL4000070%|4000070%
Alex FormentonLW21AHL4202490%|8303101916%
Ridly GreigC/LW18AHL-------%|4022260%
Mark KastelicC/RW21AHL4011090%|71124119%
Parker KellyC21AHL4022240%|81342138%
Jack KopackaLW22AHL1000040%|3011050%
Zachary MagwoodC22AHL1000010%|1000010%
Cole ReinhardtLW20AHL4011070%|70220110%
Egor SokolovRW/LW20AHL431441225%|832541421%
Lassi ThomsonRD20AHL4011270%|80332120%


Jacob Bernard-DockerRD20Univ. of North Dakota1000010%|242131518504%
Todd BurgessC/RW24Minnesota State Univ.2000040%|21591464611%
Angus CrookshankLW21Univ. of New Hampshire-------%|18981727512%
Tyler KlevenLD19Univ. of North Dakota1000230%|17516312520%
Luke LoheitRW20Univ. of Minnesota-Duluth2000000%|23325331916%
Jakov NovakLW/C22Bentley Univ.-------%|146713363617%
Shane PintoC20Univ. of North Dakota1000010%|2315132827021%
Jake SandersonLD18Univ. of North Dakota1000030%|1729114375%
Jonny TychonickLD21Univ. of Omaha1000200%|21358142114%


Philippe DaoustC19MonctonQMJHL-------%|134913122914%
Ridly GreigC/LW18BrandonWHL-------%|-------%
Maxence GuénetteRD19Val-d'OrQMJHL40000100%|305162112707%


Eric EngstrandLW/RW20MalmöSHL2011260%|371348283.6%
Roby JärventieLW18IlvesLiiga31014911%|381111221410411%
Viktor LodinC/LW21Timrå IKAllsvenskan31120617%|44132336207418%


Joey Daccord24BellevilleAHL-------%|20200751086.7%
Filip Gustavsson22BellevilleAHL413001021288.2%|523001281389.8%
Kevin Mandolese20BellevilleAHL--------%|1010041587.8%
Leevi Meriläinen18Kärpät U20U20 SM-sarja--------%|20------92.9%
Mads Søgaard20EsbjergMetal Ligaen--------%|16------92.2%

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