Binghamton at the Fifty Game Mark

The Binghamton Senators have reached the 50-game mark so it’s time to take stock and see how the team and the players are doing (for the previous ten games go here).  Binghamton went 4-5-1, dropping to 2nd in their conference, but remaining 1st in their division.  Their 151 goals-for put 4th in their conference, while their 125 goals allowed drops them to 4th.

Player’s stats (INJ=games missed due to injury, SCR= scratched, SUS=suspended, NHL=games in the NHL, ECHL=games in the ECHL):

Cole Schneider 9-1-5-6 +1 SCR 1
Shane Prince 9-3-2-5 -1 SCR 1
Jean-Gabriel Pageau
10-1-4-5 Even
Corey Cowick 10-2-2-4 -1
Hugh Jessiman 10-2-2-4 -2
David Dziurzynski 7-1-3-4 +1 [NHL 1-0-0-0 -1]
Derek Grant 7-2-1-3 Even [NHL 1-0-0-0 -1]
Brett Lebda 7-2-1-3 -2
Pat Cannone 10-1-2-3 +2
Dustin Gazley 9-0-3-3 -2 [ECHL 1-2-2-4 +4]
Chris Wideman 10-0-3-3 -2
Louie Caporusso 5-1-1-2 Even [ECHL 7-5-5-10 +4]
Eric Gryba 7-0-2-2 +6 [NHL 1-0-0-0 -2]
Jack Downing 9-2-0-2 -2 SCR 1
Mike Hoffman 1-1-0-1 +1 INJ 9
Mark Stone
1-1-0-1 Even INJ 9
Stephane Da Costa
3-0-1-1 -1 [NHL 6-1-0-1 -2]
Mark Borowiecki 6-0-1-1 +2 [NHL 6-0-0-0 +1]
Danny New 7-1-0-1 +1 SCR 3
Tyler Eckford 10-1-0-1 -4
Wacey Hamilton 10-0-1-1 -1
Mika Zibanejad 1-0-0-0 +1 [NHL 10-1-2-3 +1]
Fredrik Claesson 10-0-0-0 -2
Darren Kramer 8-0-0-0 -1
Ben Blood
 4-0-0-0 -1 [ECHL 4-0-0-0 +3]
David Marshall 3-0-0-0 [ECHL 10-4-7-11 +7]
Brad Peltz DNP (injured)
Andre Petersson DNP (injured)

Robin Lehner
 3-5-1 2.12 .938
Marc Cheverie 1-0-0 2.90 .909 [ECHL 1-0-0-0 2.60 .917]
Nathan Lawson 1-0-0-0 3.01 .923 (injured)

A number of things stick out: the decimation of the lineup via not just NHL call-ups but also injury (Hoffman is done for the year while Stone is out for an extended period). Robin Lehner seemed to fall victim to fatigue as Luke Richardson was reluctant to play either of his other goaltenders (Lawson was injured early on in his only start over this period of time).  Schneider leading the team offensively may mean he’s made the transition to the pro game after problems with consistency throughout the season.  Speaking of transitions, Caporusso at long last put up points in the AHL, but likely not enough to keep him within the organisation.  I’m not quite sure what the Sens thought they were getting when they signed Hamilton last year, but whatever it is doesn’t show up on stat sheet.  Cannone continues to have a miserable campaign and Eckford remains unproductive.  Despite additional ice time Cowick and Jessiman‘s numbers remain the same.  All in all though, it’s enough for Binghamton to tread water until the post-season when they will be flooded with players currently in the NHL.

This article is written by Peter Levi (@eyeonthesens)

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9 Comments

  1. What happened to Hoffman that he is done for the year?

    • The specifics aren’t given other than he’d be out 8 weeks from his injury (you can see Bryan Murray’s comments in the Nichols link from yesterday’s news summary)

  2. Well broken down.

  3. I almost wonder if the Sens saw Hamilton as being a career AHL type. It’s hard to imagine they foresaw much NHL potential– his junior output was never spectacular, but he was a good character guy, captain of the team. Not only that, but Clouston was still coach when they signed him, I think, even if he was on the outs. Clouston’s brother is/was the coach in Medicine Hat, so maybe he told Ottawa to give the kid a shot. Hasn’t put up much though, for sure.

    • Character etc seem to be the name of his game, but the Sens must have thought his overall game had a chance to project to the next level. Maybe it still can, but it’s hard to see at this point.

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