Senators News: June 25th

-The Sens have announced their development camp roster: Forwards: Robert Baillargeon, Jeff Costello, Corey Cowick, Jakub Culek, Cameron Darcy*, Ryan Dzingel, David Dziurzynski, Wacey Hamilton, Mike Hoffman, Darren Kramer, Jarrod Maidens, Max McCormick, Stefan Noesen, Jean-Gabriel Pageau, Brad Peltz, Shane Prince, Matt Puempel, Cole Schneider, Mark Stone, Mika Zibanejad; Defencemen: Bryce Aneloski, Ben Blood, Mark Borowiecki, Timothy Boyle, Cody Ceci, Fredrik Claesson, Jordan Fransoo, Daniel New*, Michael Sdao, Trevor Van Riemsdyk*, Chris Wideman, Mikael Wikstrand; Goalies: Francois Brassard, Chris Driedger, Robin Lehner.  Those marked with an asterix are FA attendees.  Robert Baillargeon is incorrectly listed as a blueliner.  Daniel New attended the Sens camp a couple of years ago (2010) (this is apparently an error).  Eligible prospects not included are Jakob Silfverberg, Derek Grant, Andre Petersson, Patrick Wiercioch and Louie Caporusso.  Stats for FA’s:
Darcy Cameron (RW, 6’0, DOB 1994, USHL 24-4-2-6)
Daniel New (DL, 6’1, DOB 1989, NCAA 36-2-12-14)
Trevor Van Riemsdyk (DR, 6’2, DOB 1991, NCAA 37-4-15-19)

Peter Raaymakers collects all the video related to the players drafted and the comments about them (most of which are available on Sens TV), which I reference simply for this comment “Some of Ottawa’s best reporters scrummed around Ceci after the draft, asking him such deep-probing questions as, “Do you live with your parents?” and “What highway exit do you take to get home?”  Gord Wilson should be singled out for inane questions given that he interviews everyone for Sens TV.

Sam Cosentino gives Ottawa’s draft a B+, saying “Bryan Murray and his staff had a strong draft.  When everyone thought Murray was dead-to-rights in Ottawa, he rebounded with a Calder Cup championship last season, a playoff appearance this season for the big club and an excellent 2012 draft. Cody Ceci is a gem at No. 15. Third-round pick Chris Driedger showed signs of brilliance in the second half of the season between the pipes with the Calgary Hitmen.  Due to concussion issues, Jarrod Maidens slipped to middle of Round 3.  Had he been healthy, he was a surefire first-round pick. Timothy Boyle is the younger brother of the Rangers’ Brian Boyle and will get an extended look playing college hockey at Union. Robert Baillargeon slipped to the fifth round, while the Sens stole goalie Francois Brassard in the sixth. Mikael Wikstrand was ranked 23rd by the European division of NHL Central Scouting.  He slipped all the way to the 196th overall pick in Round 7.  There’s home run potential if Maidens can recover.”

Craig Schira, the lone RFA released by the Sens, has signed in Norway (following in the footsteps of former Binghamton teammate Mat Robinson who now plays in the SEL).


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