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Senators' Dillon Heatherington: Returning to North America
Heatherington secured a one-year, two-way contract from the Senators on Thursday.
Heatherington played in the KHL last season for Astana Barys for which he garnered two goals and five helpers in 41 appearances. The 26-year-old defenseman last played in the NHL back in 2018-19 with Dallas and will likely continue to serve as a fringe roster player and spend the bulk of his time in the AHL.... See More ... See Less
Senators' Kole Sherwood: Grabs two-way deal
Sherwood penned a one-year, two-way contract with Ottawa on Thursday.
Sherwood has a mere 11 games of NHL action, so he'll probably be hard-pressed to break into the lineup with any consistency for Ottawa either. Even if he does suit up for Opening Night, the 24-year-old center will almost certainly be splitting his time between the AHL and NHL this year.... See More ... See Less
Senators' Pontus Aberg: Back from Europe
Aberg agreed to terms on a one-year, two-way deal with Ottawa on Thursday, Sportsnet's Chris Johnston reports.
Despite Pittsburgh owning his rights, Aberg signed with KHL club Chelyabinsk for the 2020-21 campaign. It appears that move was the right one, as the winger racked up 10 goals and 13 helpers in 49 appearances and will now be making his way back to North America. While it's a two-way deal for Aberg, he should at least get the opportunity to make the Opening Night roster in training camp.... See More ... See Less
Senators' Andrew Agozzino: Links up with Ottawa
Agozzino signed a one-year, two-way contract worth $800,000 with the Senators on Wednesday, Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet reports.
Agozzino drew into three games with the Ducks last year and registered one assist at the NHL level. He also produced 27 points in 31 contests with AHL San Diego. The winger figures to spend much of 2021-22 in the minors, although he could challenge for a bottom-six job as the Senators are deep into a rebuild.... See More ... See Less
Senators' Michael Del Zotto: Inks deal with Ottawa
Del Zotto signed a two-year, $4 million contract with the Senators on Wednesday.
Del Zotto appeared in 53 games with the Blue Jackets last year, notching 13 points and 125 hits while averaging 17:53 of ice time per game. The 31-year-old was a productive power-play option earlier in his career, but he hasn't regularly seen time with the man advantage in the last three seasons. He'll provide veteran depth and leadership on the Senators' blue line, but he's unlikely to make much of a splash for fantasy managers.... See More ... See Less
Senators' Nick Holden: Traded to Ottawa
Holden and a 2022 third-round pick were traded by the Golden Knights to the Senators in exchange for Evgenii Dadonov on Wednesday.
Holden appeared in just 17 games with Vegas last season, picking up two helpers while averaging 15:51 of ice time per contest over that span. The Senators are pretty thin at defense, so Holden could be a bottom-pairing regular for Ottawa in 2021-22, but don't expect him to put up many points.... See More ... See Less
Senators' Oliver Johansson: Adds depth to Ottawa system
Johansson was drafted 74th overall by the Senators at the 2021 NHL Draft on Saturday.
One of the younger players in the draft, Johansson won't turn 18 years of age until this coming Monday. Johansson is a product of the well-regarded Timra program in his native Sweden. He has decent size at 6-foot and 185 pounds and has always displayed an underrated offensive skill set. Expect Johansson to stay with Timra for several more seasons while eventually earning a look with the Swedes at the international level.... See More ... See Less
Senators' Ben Roger: Headed to Ottawa
Roger was drafted 49th overall by the Senators at the 2021 NHL Draft on Saturday.
Pierre Doiron and the rest of the Ottawa brass could care less about your rankings. The Senators have now made three picks in this draft and each of them would be termed a significant reach relative to where the players were projected to be selected, with Roger being the latest example. While 6-foot-4 defenders with decent foot speed will always be in high demand, Roger -- who is property of the OHL London Knights -- didn't play a single game this past season. He has two goals and six points in 36 career OHL games, so the Ottawa scouting staff must see something the rest of us are missing.... See More ... See Less
Senators' Zack Ostapchuk: Surprise pick in Round 2
Ostapchuk was drafted 39th overall by the Senators at the 2021 NHL Draft on Saturday.
In Ostapchuk and Tyler Boucher (10th overall), the Senators have now spent their first two picks on players who were projected to go considerably later than they were taken. A big kid (6-foot-3, 200 pounds) known for having an excellent set of hands, Ostapchuk is still trying to figure out how to generate consistent offense at the junior level. Over the course of 72 career games with WHL Vancouver, Ostapchuk has posted just a dozen goals and 24 points. At this point, Ostapchuk represents nothing more than a high-end lottery ticket for Ottawa.... See More ... See Less
Senators' Tyler Boucher: Gritty sniper goes 10th overall
Boucher was drafted 10th overall by the Senators at the 2021 NHL Draft on Friday.
Boucher will be loved by coach D.J. Smith -- he's a sandpaper player who scores goals and isn't afraid to snow the goalie. And he's the perfect first-into-zone puck-retrieval guy that every team covets. Still, Boucher is a real stretch at 10th overall -- he was ranked anywhere between 55-75 by draft pundits. Watch him from afar until you see his development curve take shape.... See More ... See Less
Senators' Matt Murray: Exposed to Kraken
Murray (lower body) was not protected by the Senators ahead of Wednesday's Expansion Draft.
The two-time Stanley Cup winner was atrocious in his debut campaign with Ottawa, posting a 3.38 GAA and .893 save percentage in 27 appearances. Murray has three years left on his current contract, but with a cap hit of $6.25 million, it's unclear if the remaining term will be enough to make up for his recent struggles and associated disproportionate salary.... See More ... See Less
Senators' Josh Brown: Makes little fantasy impact
Brown managed just one point in his first year in Ottawa, which ended a bit early when he suffered a broken foot in early May.
Brown is the classic defenseman who helps his team but provides little help to fantasy owners. Unless you're in a league that values hits or blocked shots, Brown won't provide much of anything in fantasy competitions.... See More ... See Less
Senators' Drake Batherson: Solid on power play
Batherson emerged as a strong performer on the power play in 2020-21, notching 15 of his 34 points with the man advantage.
Batherson's special teams prowess only goes one way, as he's yet to score a point shorthanded in his three years in the NHL. Still, 15 points on the power play is valuable, as is his connection with Tim Stutzle.... See More ... See Less
Senators' Tim Stutzle: Set up for solid second season
Stutzle turned in a fine freshman campaign, producing 29 points in 51 games.
Stutzle and Brady Tkachuk should be entrenched as the Senators' top two left wingers for the foreseeable future. He hasn't faced the grind of an 82-game NHL season yet, though, so it might take him one more year of growth to become a formidable fantasy asset.... See More ... See Less
Senators' Thomas Chabot: Posts third 25-assist season
Chabot (upper body) averaged better than 0.5 assists per game for the second time in three seasons and earned 25 assists for the third time.
Chabot's valuable in every format, but his best value comes in leagues that don't count plus-minus, which is by far the weakest part of his game. That might improve as the Senators continue to develop, but for now, his main role is to provide assists and produce points on the power play.... See More ... See Less
Senators' Colin White: Struggles through season
White couldn't really get going in 2020-21, finishing with his lowest assist total since 2018 with just eight helpers. He did score 10 goals, however.
So far, White's assists have gone the wrong way since 2018 - from 27 to 16 to eight, which is not an encouraging trend. White will still get plenty of chances, but he'll need to show more production before earning a slot in most redraft leagues.... See More ... See Less
Senators' Austin Watson: Should be ready on time
Watson believes he'll be ready for the start of the 2021-22 season after fracturing his hand in March.
Watson wasn't a real contributor on the scoresheet and might struggle to get ice time as the Senators continue giving opportunities to younger players. He's likely to be in a bottom-six role if he does get ice time, and there will be more valuable fantasy options available.... See More ... See Less
Senators' Brady Tkachuk: Waiting on new deal
Tkachuk hasn't signed a contract for 2021-22 yet, having fulfilled his entry-level deal.
Tkachuk re-signing isn't a question; the question is how much and how long the deal will be. Tkachuk has improved his numbers every season and posted 36 points despite a 56-game season and being a bit unlucky with his shot. Expect him to go early in redraft leagues in 2021.... See More ... See Less
Senators' Victor Mete: Scores two points in 14 games
Mete played his final 14 games with Ottawa after beginning the year in Montreal, scoring a goal and an assist with the Senators.
The Senators took the time to claim Mete from the Habs, so they'll likely give him a chance to earn ice time. He hasn't been a great option on offense, so with the Senators having other quality blueliners who are more likely to pick up points, Mete's not an attractive fantasy option.... See More ... See Less
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