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Sens Top 10 Prospects

The Sens have graduated many prospects to the pro roster including their own draft picks Alex Galchenyuk, Mark Stone, Hampus Lindholm and Jacob Trouba as well as some players they traded for in Mika Zibanejad and Jacob Markstrom. Currently the Sens prospect pool is full of many players that they’ve acquired via the draft and are waiting on to make an impact in the DHL. Here’s a little bit about each

1. Shea Theodore (LHD) 12th overall season 17 DHL draft.

Stats: NHL 13GP 2G 4A +3. AHL 33GP 5G 16A 18 PIM -4

Theodore is a new age defender. Strong in transition and on the powerplay he contributes most of his play on the offensive side. With lots of other high end offensive defenseman on the Sens blue line where Theodore fits as a question but the only blue liners that had a LHS last year to dress for the Sens were Hampus Lindholm and Francois Beauchemain. At one point a spot will open up for this high end offensive defender.

Projection: 2/3 offensive defeseman.


2. Kevin Fiala (LW/RW) 7th overall season 18 DHL draft

Stats: NHL 5GP 1G. AHL 40GP 10G 16A 54PIM -13

Fiala is a speedy skilled forward. He’s slowly adding muscle and adjusting to the NA style of game playing a meaner and nastier style of game. Was eligible for WJC this past year but Nashville opted to keep him in Milwaukee sadly however his two way game has improved along with his physical game so while his states aren’t great Fiala is learning to be a dangerous player in all aspects of the game.

Projection: 2nd line two way skill forward


3. Jimmy Vesey (LW) 35th overall season 15 DHL draft

Stats: NCAA 24GP 18G 17A 6PIM +9

Dangerous goal scoring winger. Biggest question about Vesey is what NHL top 6 does he play in as he’ll likely opt to test the market on August 15th this summer and find a top 6 he can slide into however Nashivlle does have a LW spot open and Vesey could still go there early. Vesey isn’t only smart off the ice where he’s getting a Harvard degree he’s smart on the ice as a player that’s targeted in every game by opposing coaches Vesey always finds space on the ice and doesn’t require much to score.

Projection: 2nd line goal scoring winger


4. Yakov Trenin (C/LW) 26th overall season 20 DHL draft

Stats: QMJHL 46GP 23G 26A 39PIM +11

The Nashville Predators run continues for the Senators. I’ve had the pleasure of seeing this guy many times and he has just skyrocketed offensively in the second half of the season. His smarts, size, skating make him an NHL player, add to that he’s the best FO guy in the Q and he’s a high end offensive player and you have yourself a quality NHL guy with high end potential.

Projection: Two way middle six forward, likely C, with monster size that can play all situations


5. Brock Boeser (RW) 8th overall season 20 DHL draft

Stats: NCAA 28GP 19G 14A 16PIM +23

Don’t get me wrong I like Boeser just have a bit of a hometown bias to Trenin. Similar to Vesey Boeser is a natural goal scorer with good two way ability and size. Needs to use his size better but his silky mitts let him change his release point quickly. It’ll be interesting to see him do it without an elite set up man next year but Boeser has some real potential that can’t be ignored getting him the last spot in the top 5.

Projection: 2nd line scoring winger


6. Radek Faksa Drafted by Ottawa previous to current forum, (6-8th range)

Stats: NHL 23GP 1G 2A 10PIM. AHL 28GP 15G 11A 22PIM +12

Part of the Karlsson RNH trade way back from a draft this forum no longer has. Faksa took no time adjusting to NA as an import which really drove him up the board in his draft year but after the draft Dallas’s wishes for him to improve weaknesses of his game really took a lot of time but now it’s paying off. His skating has improved tremendously from his draft year and he uses his size better in the corners. He’s not moved from beyond 4th line minutes in the NHL but in the AHL he’s looked very comfortable with more offensive responsibility.

Projection: Strong third line C


7. Alex Nedjelkovic 23rd overall season 18 DHL draft

Stats: 36GP 2.93 GAA 0.907 sv%

When Flint decided they wanted to tank the first player they needed to move was Nedjelkovic, the ultra competitive goalie may measure in at only 6.00.5 but he’d never let you know that with the way he plays. Will that extra inch and a half stop him from being a NHL starter, it very well could but he has more technique, athleticism and ability than any recent goaltender to play in the OHL.

Projection: Starting goaltender


8. Tobias Lindberg (LW/RW) 63rd overall season 18 DHL draft
Stats: 36GP 5G 17A 8PIM +10

The new Leaf Tobi Lindberg played under DJ Smith in Oshawa where he won a memorial cup. His size and two way play allowed him to be used anywhere in the top 9 in the OHL. His skating is pretty good but lacks quickness, as he adds quickness his IQ and size can carry him into a NHL spot as he gets more into the pro style of game.

Projection: Solid 3rd liner that can play both PK and PP


9. Patrik Nemeth  (LHD) Actually don’t remember how I got him, think I bought him for cash
Stats: NHL 18GP 6A 8 PIM -3 AHL 8GP 1A 2PIM +3

Has had a couple unlucky injuries including one puck to the face/eye area and a skate cut that have had him in and out of the line up this year but his steady progression has been impressive. While he’s not the better of the Klingberg Nemeth WJC pair I thought he would be he does has the ability to play as a NHL regular at the young age of 23, pretty good for a no flash defensive defenseman in this day and age.

Projection: #4 defensive Dman that can puck up a couple points


10. Robbie Russo (RHD) can’t remember where I got this guy

Stats: AHL 43GP 2G 18A 18PIM +25

Russo had two separate disciplinary issues at Notre Dame however he’s moved passed them with his time in the Red Wings system. Really smart defenseman that can lead a teams offense has adjusted after a slow start offensively and has forced Red Wings management to take notice. As a right hand shot Russo should have a fast track onto the Wings defense soon and he’s already surpassed guys like Ryan Sproul and Nick Jensen on the depth chart.

Projection: Bottom pairing PP QB that doesn’t need sheltering


HM: Morgan Klimchuck, Dylan DeMelo, Glenn Gawdin, Justin Kirkland, Tyler Bertuzzi, Derek Forbert,  Linus Ullmark, Miles Wood

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