Kyle Turris joined the team just over a year ago and jumped right to the number two spot on our T25U25 rankings. This season, with Jason Spezza out of the lineup, we'll get a good idea of whether Turris is a pretty good depth centre or a potential top-line pivot.
Top 25 Under 25, Winter 2013
A ranking of the Ottawa Senators' top 25 players under the age of 25, as of winter 2013.
Despite a 10-game suspension keeping him out of the World Juniors and decreased offensive production, Stefan Noesen is still one of Ottawa's most highly-regarded prospects, so much so that he even made a surprise appearance at the Senators' abbreviated 2013 training camp.
When Stephane Da Costa was signed as a free agent by Ottawa a few summers ago, he seemed like a potential solution to Ottawa's then-longstanding need for a second-line centreman. Since then, the Sens have gone out and acquired a bunch of other young
Coming in at number nineteen on Silver Seven's Top 25 Under 25 is a Swedish stay-at-home defender. Fredrik Claesson is playing his first season in North America, manning the blueline in Binghamton after spending his junior career in the Djurgarden.
One of the more surprising names to crack this list comes in at the twentieth spot: Swedish defenceman Mikael Wikstrand. The Mora defender is playing in Sweden's second-tier Allsvenskan, but looks to challenge for a roster spot in years to come.