Author Archive | Allen Panzeri

The Ottawa Senators added more depth to the organization on Thursday when they signed left wing Derek Grant, their second fourth-round pick (119th overall) in the 2008 draft, to a three-year, entry-level contract. Grant, 20, will leave Michigan State, where he just finished his second year, to turn pro. He’ll spend the rest of the [...]

At least 10 other NHL teams were trying to sign Wacey Hamilton, a free-agent centre and captain of the Medicine Hat Tigers. But the 20-year-old Hamilton, a native of Cochrane, Alta., chose to sign with the Senators, who have had a terrible season and embarking on a major overhaul. It is a coincidence that the [...]

Now a New Jersey Devil, centre David Steckel remains a centre of attention for the hit he delivered as a member of the Washington Capitals that has knocked Pittsburgh Penguins centre Sidney Crosby out of the game. On Tuesday, he had to defend himself again. “Obviously I didn’t see him,” said Steckel. It was unintentional, [...]

He didn’t get it in time for Friday’s game against the Rangers, but Craig Anderson will have it in a day or two: His new mask. It has been in the hands of John Pepe of Pepe Custom Paint in Detroit. Pepe’s done virtually all of Anderson’s masks as a pro. Anderson is not even [...]

The Ottawa Senators on Monday sent goaltender Pascal Leclaire to the club’s American Hockey League affiliate, the Binghamton Senators, on a conditioning assignment. Leclaire, 28, is in his sixth full season in the NHL. In 14 games this season, he has four wins, seven losses and one overtime loss with a 2.83 goals-against average and [...]

Pascal Leclaire accompanied the team to Toronto and skated on Saturday morning and could be ready to sit as backup to Craig Anderson by sometime this week. But before he plays, he could be facing a conditioning stint in Binghamton. Leclaire hasn’t played since mid-December. Clouston said it’s a matter that will be discussed this [...]