Ottawa Senators Prospect Update: The Season’s Sudden End

Maxence Guénette and Filip Gustavsson are this week’s biggest standouts.

This week’s Sens prospect update will be a bit shorter, for obvious reasons. Virtually every sports league around the globe is on hiatus, which has brought this season’s series of prospect updates to a sudden stoppage.

It’s wild to think that there were still hockey games happening a week ago, but as minimal as they may be, there’s still a few games we can discuss. We won’t fully wrap up the series until we know more about whether some seasons could go on (although at least the AHL’s season seems to be over). We’ll also still have our Prospect Awards sometime before the draft. But in the meantime, here are this week’s biggest standouts.

Biggest Standouts

Maxence Guénette

The Sens’ lone QMJHL prospect ended his season on a strong note, notching two assists in Val-d’Or’s 4-2 win over Rouyn-Noranda. He may have the lowest P/GP amongst 2019-drafted QMJHL defencemen (behind Jordan Spence, Artemi Knyazev and Samuel Bolduc), but for a 7th round pick, Guénette has shown that he can still play an integral role on his team, especially as a more developed two-way player. From, Guénette’s estimated to have played 23:55 per game, the second highest on Val-d’Or.

Filip Gustavsson

The B-Sens may have lost their only game this week in a 3-0 shutout, but Filip Gustavsson gave them a chance, allowing only two goals on 37 shots against. It’s been a fantastic back half of the season for Gustavsson, who was named AHL Goalie of the Month in January, and has been a key cog for Belleville in breaking away in the North division standings.

Silver Linings

  • If you aren’t following SensProspects on Twitter or YouTube, do it now. Bless the man’s soul, he’s provided us with a highlight reel of Shane Pinto’s breakout 2019-20 season. Pinto was also named to the NCHC’s All-Rookie Team.
  • A silver lining in all of this is that players will have ample time to recover from their injuries. Erik Brännström, Logan Brown, Jonathan Davidsson and others were all out of action when the leagues shut down. An already star-studded lineup should be plenty rested heading into next season.
  • With the NCAA postseason officially cancelled, Chris Wilkie’s collegiate career has come to an end. He’s 23 and going on 24, but his rate of shots on goal per game was the highest in the entire NCAA (5.15). The Sens have until August 15th to sign him, or he becomes an unrestricted free agent.
  • The NCAA has also announced their All-Conference teams, with Jakov Novak being named to the first team for Atlantic Hockey./

And... that’s all, at least for now. Thank you for following along with the series this season, we wouldn’t be here writing if it wasn’t for you, the readers. We’ll likely have more prospect-related content on the way, so be on the lookout!


Alex FormentonLW20AHL1000030%|612726536515817%
Drake BathersonRW21AHL1000010%|441638542413412%
Filip ChlapikC22AHL1000000%|37101222498112%
Jonathan DavidssonRW23AHL-------|1823561911%
Josh NorrisC20AHL1000030%|563130612116019%
Logan BrownC22AHL-------|2572128435812%
Michael CarconeLW23AHL1000020%|59131427641429%
Morgan KlimchukLW25AHL-------|49121426146120%
Parker KellyC/RW20AHL1000000%|5710616185518%
Rudolfs BalcersLW22AHL-------|33162036147821%
Vitaly AbramovRW/LW21AHL1000000%|511823413012614%
Christian JarosRD23AHL-------|342131514375%
Maxime LajoieLD22AHL1000010%|484131724666%
Jean-Christophe BeaudinC/RW22NHL-------|220117180%
Andreas EnglundLD24NHL2011000%|2403312100%
Erik BrännströmLD20NHL-------|3104416380%

Canadian Hockey League

Johnny GrudenLW19London KnightsOHL-------|593036662315220%
Maxence GuénetteRD18Val-d'Or ForeursQMJHL1022050%|62112940221308%
Mark KastelicC21Calgary HitmenWHL-------|583830688322717%


Angus CrookshankLW20Univ. of New Hampshire-------|34166223913712%
Chris WilkieRW23Colorado College-------|34238313617513%
Jakov NovakLW/C21Bentley Univ.-------|351614308410016%
Luke LoheitRW19Univ. of Minnesota-Duluth-------|3351682719%
Shane PintoC19Univ. of North Dakota-------|33161228469118%
Todd BurgessC/RW23RPI-------|3214620207918%
Jacob Bernard-DockerRD19Univ. of North Dakota-------|3271825125513%
Jonny TychonickLD20Univ. of North Dakota-------|244711141233%

European Leagues

Markus NurmiRW/LW21TPSLiiga-------|571414282813211%
Lassi ThomsonRD19IlvesLiiga-------|397613121315%
Viktor LodinC/LW20Örebro HKSHL-------|220442200%
HC Vita HästenAllsvenskan-------|1835842711%
Olle AlsingLD23Djurgårdens IFSHL-------|364162020557%


Filip Gustavsson21Belleville SenatorsAHL1010037294.6%|24156306737588.9%
Joey Daccord23Belleville SenatorsAHL--------|24156217216191.5%
Brampton BeastECHL--------|1275003423490.1%
Marcus Högberg25Ottawa SenatorsNHL1010015566.7%|2458627287090.4%
Belleville SenatorsAHL--------|1576004084289.7%
Kevin Mandolese19Cape Breton EaglesQMJHL1010047393.6%|372681010908292.5%
Mads Søgaard19Medicine Hat TigersWHL--------|372113119678990.8%

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