Senators draft Jake Sanderson 5th overall

With the fifth selection in the 2020 NHL Draft, the Ottawa Senators proudly select American defender Jake Sanderson.

As the franchise altering draft continues, the Ottawa Senators used the fifth overall selection to ad Jake Sanderson to the draft day haul.

The left shot defender from Whitefish, Montana is the latest member of the University of North Dakota Fighting Hawks to join the Senators pipeline. After spending the past two seasons with the US National Development Program, Sanderson joins the Senators organizations as one of the top ranked defenders in the 2020 draft.

You can get to know Ottawa’s newest defender in our prospect profile here.

More to come on this exciting new prospect but, for now, welcome to the Senators, Jake!

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