Ottawa Senators Prospect Update: May 11th

Hail and farewell, 2021 Sens

For those somehow still unaware, tomorrow night we close the curtain on the 2021 NHL season in Ottawa and resume several months of slumber before we can once again enjoy our large chaotic sons stirring it up against the Leafs and Habs. So while it really goes without saying, savour every second of the game tomorrow and send off the lovable lads with the online praise they deserve for all the schadenfreude they provided over the past few months. With most other leagues deep into the playoffs, let’s take a look at the prospect team of the week for one of the last times this year:

Forwards

Tim Stützle

Even if he doesn’t win the Calder for his valiant efforts in 2021, Stützle has more than won over the fanbase and has absolutely lived up to our expectations in his rookie campaign. In one of the last games of this abbreviated season Stützle treated fans to one more taste of the good things to come in Ottawa with his first NHL hat trick:

Logan Brown

Yes, I know, we’ve waited a long time for Brown to get it going this season and I know a substantial faction of the fanbase still needs winning over in terms of whether or not Ottawa can salvage Brown as a project and make him into the player that management hoped he could be back on draft night all those years ago. For those of us who still believe in the big centre, we got some reassurance during Friday’s game against Laval:

Shane Pinto

The Bean himself has very quietly broken out since joining the Senators and keeps looking more and more comfortable in the NHL with every game. Pinto took some major steps forward with his first NHL goal and two assists to boot in his last three games with Ottawa, demonstrating he can get it done at the professional level. We absolutely love a young forward who enjoys scoring against Montreal.

Defence

Erik Brännström

Not one to let Tim-Jim have all the fun, Ottawa’s most dynamic young defender had a three-point game of his own this past week, collecting three apples against Montreal. Like Logan Brown, Erik has tested the patience of some fans who expected more immediate gratification after the Senators acquired the sneaky blueliner. Rest assured, at just 21 years of age, and only just beginning his tenure as a permanent defender in the NHL, Bonestorm will continue to convert even the most skeptical of fans with his production.

Maxence Guénette

Over in the QMJHL, Guénette and his mates from Val d’Or currently have a 2-0 series lead over Rimouski in their quarter-final postseason series. The steady blueliner continues his point-per-game playoff pace while averaging five shots a night. Here are the highlight’s from last Friday’s game in which Guénette had an assist and four shots:

Goaltender

Filip Gustavsson

Goose may not have had his usual sterling save percentage this week due in no small part to a relief appearance on Sunday in a game when Ottawa simply couldn’t get into gear at all, playing the second half of a back-to-back. In his Saturday night start against Winnipeg, however, Gustavsson looked every bit like the standout netminder of Ottawa’s system who has endeared himself tremendously to the fanbase during his NHL stint this season. Gus has acted as a beacon of hope during a season when goaltending often looked like the Senators’ greatest weakness.

Silver Linings

  • Although with modest results, Vitaly Abramov made his season debut in the NHL while Olle  Alsing got his first minutes at the highest level bolstering a decimated blueline for the Senators. Jacob Bernard-Docker also made his way in to the mix after fans implored the coaching staff for weeks.
  • No fault of his own, Josh Norris just missed out on the team of the week and he deserves a lot of recognition as arguably the most consistent Senator this season with production that definitely warrants some Calder consideration even if he won’t take home any hardware. Norris has that rare skillset that appeals to both the nerdy and traditional members of the fanbase equally and I can’t wait to see what he brings to the table next season.
  • If you need any extra incentive to follow the Belleville Senators down the stretch, head coach Mann has confirmed that Ridly Greig and Roby Järventie will play out the balance of the season on the farm.
  • Viktor Lodin and Timrå IK can claim the Allsvenskan title on Wednesday with a victory as they currently lead Björklöven 3-1 on the finals.
  • And one final shoutout, as Mads Søgaard remains undefeated in the AHL now with a record of 3-0-0 in Belleville. Just as Filip Gustavsson has seemingly stabilized the goaltending situation in Ottawa, Søgaard has provided some much needed consistency for the BSens who have finally started stringing together some wins. Better late than never as the saying goes. /

Stats

Pro

-----Sincethelastprospectupdate-|-TOTAL-
PLAYERPOSAGELEAGUEGPGAPPIMSOGSH%|GPGAPPIMSOGSH%
Vitaly AbramovRW/LW23NHL2000000%|2000000%
Vitaly AbramovRW/LW23AHL0000000%|2261117105311%
Olle AlsingLD25NHL3000010%|3000010%
Olle AlsingLD25AHL0000000%|7011040%
Mike AmadioC/RW24NHL0000000%|5011250%
Drake BathersonRW23NHL3011040%|55171734810916%
Jacob Bernard-DockerRD20NHL3000060%|4000060%
Erik BrännströmLD21NHL3033040%|292101225415%
Erik BrännströmLD21AHL0000000%|4055640%
Alex FormentonLW21AHL0000000%|13404223113%
Alex FormentonLW21NHL21012333%|1942662417%
Josh NorrisC22NHL31120714%|55161834139417%
Shane PintoC20NHL31230520%|111564119%
Tim StützleLW/C19NHL33030560%|521217291411111%
Jonathan AspirotLD21AHL0000000%|22459262914%
Jean-Christophe BeaudinC/RW24AHL110101100%|29561193216%
Logan BrownC23AHL11122250%|121678195%
Angus CrookshankLW/C21AHL0000010%|1439124339%
Jonathan DavidssonRW24AHL0000000%|120002130%
Brandon FortunadoLD24AHL1000000%|3000210%
Ridly GreigC/LW18AHL1000010%|5022270%
Mark KastelicC/RW22AHL1000010%|25459143511%
Parker KellyC21AHL0000000%|287512165313%
Jack KopackaLW23AHL0000000%|90116150%
Zachary MagwoodC23AHL0000000%|8000460%
Cole ReinhardtLW21AHL1000020%|28561183614%
Egor SokolovRW/LW20AHL11010250%|2914620126123%
Lassi ThomsonRD20AHL1000020%|291111212462%

NCAA

-----Sincethelastprospectupdate-|-TOTAL-
PLAYERPOSAGETEAMGPGAPPIMSOGSH%|GPGAPPIMSOGSH%
Jacob Bernard-DockerRD20Univ. of North Dakota0000000%|273151820625%
Todd BurgessC/RW25Minnesota State Univ.0000000%|25591464611%
Angus CrookshankLW21Univ. of New Hampshire0000000%|20991848311%
Tyler KlevenLD19Univ. of North Dakota0000000%|22527373017%
Luke LoheitRW20Univ. of Minnesota-Duluth0000000%|28325352214%
Jakov NovakLW/C22Bentley Univ.0000000%|1571017364018%
Shane PintoC20Univ. of North Dakota0000000%|2815173249416%
Jake SandersonLD18Univ. of North Dakota0000000%|22213154583%
Jonny TychonickLD21Univ. of Omaha0000000%|23358162114%

CHL

------Sincethelastprospectupdate-|-TOTAL-
PLAYERPOSAGETEAMLEAGUEGPGAPPIMSOGSH%|GPGAPPIMSOGSH%
Philippe DaoustC19MonctonQMJHL0000000%|2162228204513%
Ridly GreigC/LW18BrandonWHL0000000%|21102232398312%
Maxence GuénetteRD20Val-d'OrQMJHL0000000%|365172214826%
Maxence GuénetteRD20Val-d'Or playoffsQMJHL20110100%|52350258%

Europe

------Sincethelastprospectupdate-|-TOTAL-
PLAYERPOSAGETEAMLEAGUEGPGAPPIMSOGSH%|GPGAPPIMSOGSH%
Eric EngstrandLW/RW20MalmöSHL0000000%|451458313.2%
Eric EngstrandLW/RW20Malmö PlayoffsSHL0000000%|2000010%
Roby JärventieLW18IlvesLiiga0000000%|481411251613410%
Roby JärventieLW18Ilves PlayoffsLiiga0000000%|50114100%
Viktor LodinC/LW21Timrå IKAllsvenskan0000000%|47142640208516%
Viktor LodinC/LW21Timrå IK PlayoffsAllsvenskan1000020%|124598459%

Goalies

-----Sincethelastprospectupdate--|-TOTAL--
PLAYERAGETEAMLEAGUEGPWLOTLSOLSAGASV%|GPWLOTLSOLSAGASV%
Joey Daccord24BellevilleAHL00000000%|20200751086.7%
Joey Daccord24OttawaNHL00000000%|813102142289.7%
Filip Gustavsson22BellevilleAHL00000000.0%|1357104103791.0%
Filip Gustavsson22OttawaNHL2100042490.5%|841112211493.7%
Kevin Mandolese20BellevilleAHL00000000.0%|725002462789.0%
Leevi Meriläinen18Kärpät U20U20 SM-sarja00000000%|22------93.4%
Leevi Meriläinen18Kärpät U20 FinalsU20 SM-sarja00000000%|3111079791.1%
Mads Søgaard20BellevilleAHL1100029389.7%|3300086791.9%
Mads Søgaard20EsbjergMetal Ligaen00000000%|16------92.2%
Mads Søgaard20Esbjerg Semi-FinalsMetal Ligaen00000000%|3110083890.4%

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