Ottawa Senators Prospect Update - November 17th

Multiple players saw their first NHL action this season, and didn’t look out of place.

So, you’re telling me that Jake Sanderson has matched his point total from last season in half as many games? Well, at least the haters can finally be vindicated by the Ottawa Senators’ 2021 draft class, at least for now. Seriously though, we’re not very far into the season, but if these guys don’t start putting some points on the board soon, it will start looking really bad.

Not too many guys stood out this week, particularly when it came to forwards. We typically highlight three forwards, two defensemen, and one goalie each week, but today seems like an ideal day to pay homage to Guy Boucher, by drawing attention to one more blueliner than necessary.


Ridly Greig

Whether it’s scoring, shooting, or making opposing players want to quit hockey altogether, you can always count on Ridly Greig to do something of note each game. Returning from injury this week, he had one goal in the two games he played, but what might catch you off guard is that he fired 19 shots, including 14 on Friday, on goal. Insane.

There were discussions earlier in the year regarding Greig starting the season in the NHL, but considering how he hasn’t produced too much up to this point, there probably isn’t a high-end offensive ceiling there. However, his style of play combined with the amount of success he’s had in generating shots and chances could serve him well in a bottom-six role with the Senators as early as next season.


Jake Sanderson

Alright, I lied. It’ll be four defencemen instead of three. Anyway, as I alluded to before, Sanderson’s got 15 points, including 6 goals, in 11 games with UND this season, thanks to back-to-back three-point nights. I can’t imagine how one wouldn’t be excited about a player like this:

And if for some reason, you don’t think he’ll be a top-pairing NHL defenseman, that’s fine. Because he’ll be on Ottawa’s second pair.

Tyler Kleven

I don’t know how much of it will translate to the NHL, but Kleven has recently been putting in some work offensively. This week, he had a goal and an assist in two games, with four shots on goal in each one.

He now has 5 points in 11 games, which isn’t too bad for a blueliner who’ll be expected to earn his keep on the defensive side of things. There are plenty of solid ones out there who take a physical approach to defending — we’ll see if Kleven has the smarts and puck skills to get there.

Lassi Thomson & Jacob Bernard-Docker

Lighting up the Pittsburgh Penguins for six goals on Saturday was an extremely good time for everyone, but for two first-round defense prospects, it was a tad more special. JBD and Thomson each recorded an assist and first NHL point in the 6-3 win, and both looked...for now we’ll say like two of the organization’s six best defensemen.

Of the two, Thomson was given the larger role and made more of an impression on head coach D.J. Smith, which is why they’ve decided to keep him up with the big club as multiple players are scheduled to return from Covid protocol before the team returns to action. Here’s hoping the team sees an opportunity to develop players and win games at the same time.


Filip Gustavsson

Predictably, Gustavsson gave his team a chance to win in both games he played, and the team came through for him on Saturday against Pittsburgh. He allowed five goals on 67 shots altogether to bring his numbers this season to 3-3-1 with a .915 save percentage, despite being absolutely shelled with quality scoring chances. The team defense was, however, able to hold their ground in front of Gustavsson this week, the wins will start coming if they can keep it up.


Pro (NHL, AHL)

Jacob Bernard-DockerRD21AHL1000220%|1121361118%
Jacob Bernard-DockerRD21NHL2011000%|2011000%
Erik BrännströmLD22AHL0000000%|912310215%
Erik BrännströmLD22NHL2000210%|2000210%
Philippe DaoustC20AHL2011020%|9033280%
Maxence GuénetteRD20AHL1000000%|5011030%
Parker KellyC22NHL41010250%|91124813%
Parker KellyC22AHL0000000%|513410119%
Shane PintoC21NHL1000000%|5011250%
Jonathan AspirotLD22AHL0000000%|6033490%
Angus CrookshankLW/C22AHL0000000%|0000000%
Roby JärventieC/LW19AHL31012911%|1234742910%
Mark KastelicC/RW22AHL3000270%|13325132512%
Cole ReinhardtLW21AHL3000040%|1215616195%
Kole SherwoodRW24AHL3000250%|131348323%
Egor SokolovRW/LW21AHL0000000%|92462239%
Egor SokolovRW/LW21NHL4000450%|4000450%
Lassi ThomsonRD21AHL1000210%|61126166%
Lassi ThomsonRD21NHL3011210%|3011210%


Tyler BoucherRW18Boston University2000420%|1211232157%
Tyler KlevenLD19Univ. of North Dakota21122813%|11325312811%
Luke LoheitRW21Univ. of Minnesota-Duluth0000000%|510161010%
Jakov NovakLW/C23Northeastern Univ.1000200%|1240482218%
Jake SandersonLD19Univ. of North Dakota23360743%|11691543517%
Jonny TychonickLD21Univ. of Omaha0000000%|2000250%


Ridly GreigC/LW19BrandonWHL21016195%|116612285810%
Carson LatimerRW18EdmontonWHL4011060%|1862823617%
Zach OstapchukC18VancouverWHL0000000%|81239264%
Ben RogerRD19LondonOHL3000000%|1302212170%
Chandler RomeoLD18HamiltonOHL1000010%|1411214138%


Vitaly AbramovLW/RW23ChelyabinskKHL0000000%|284812203811%
Olle AlsingLD25Nur-SultanKHL0000000%|271568422%
Eric EngstrandLW21MalmöSHL0000000%|112130922%
Eric EngstrandLW21Troja/Ljungby IFAllsvenskan0000000%|801127120%
Oliver JohanssonC/LW18Timrå IKJ20 Nationell0000000%|13591442818%
Oliver JohanssonC/LW18Timrå IKSHL0000000%|6000080%
Viktor LodinC/LW22Timrå IKSHL0000000%|1226827307%


Filip Gustavsson23BellevilleAHL00000000.0%|1010032487.5%
Filip Gustavsson23OttawaNHL2110067592.5%|733102362091.5%
Kevin Mandolese21BellevilleAHL2010031390.3%|724001982189.4%
Leevi Meriläinen19KingstonOHL2200078791.0%|1273203613889.5%
Mads Søgaard20BellevilleAHL2110061493.4%|633001531788.9%

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