The Ottawa Senators’ recess is almost over.
From the final day of summer development camp, their off-season will be just 66 days old when it officially comes to an end next week.
The National Hockey League team announced Monday that 23 players had been invited to its rookie camp, which commences Sept. 7 at Bell Sensplex, and the Sept. 8-10 rookie tournament at Toronto’s Ricoh Coliseum also featuring prospects of the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Montreal Canadiens.
First-round draft picks Thomas Chabot, Colin White and Logan Brown headline Ottawa’s collection, which will practice at Sensplex on the Thursday afternoon and Friday morning before travelling to Toronto. Guiding the group will be Belleville Senators head coach Kurt Kleinendorst, assistant coach Paul Boutilier, Senators player development coach Shean Donovan and Belleville video coach Dylan Crawford.
Ottawa Senators hockey staff will attend the rookie tournament to finalize the list of players who will be invited to the main camp that starts Sept. 14.
The rookie tournament schedule include three games: Montreal vs. Toronto on Sept. 8; Ottawa vs. Montreal on Sept. 9 (7 p.m.); and Ottawa vs. Toronto on Sept. 10 (4 p.m.).
Thirteen of the 23 prospects were drafted by the Senators, one was obtained in a trade, three were signed as free agents and six were invited on tryouts.
Goalies: Marcus Hogberg (third round, 2013); and Jordan Hollett (sixth round, 2017).
Defencemen: Charles-David Beaudoin (free agent); Thomas Chabot (18th overall, 2015); Cody Donaghey (trade); Andreas Englund (second round, 2014); Macoy Erkamps (free agent); Christian Jaros (fifth round, 2015); Maxime Lajoie (fifth round, 2016); and Jordan Murray (tryout).
Forwards: Drake Batherson (fourth round, 2017); Logan Brown (11th overall, 2016); Filip Chlapik (second round, 2015); Bobby Dow (tryout); Alex Formenton (second round, 2017); Gabriel Gagné (second round, 2015); Matteo Gennaro (seventh round by Winnipeg, 2015); Parker Kelly (tryout); Francis Perron (seventh round, 2014); Jack Rodewald (free agent); Pius Suter (tryout); Jordan Topping (tryout); and Colin White (21st overall, 2015).
Original article written by Don Brennan can be found here.