Author Archive | Ken Warren

  By Ken Warren   The Ottawa Senators have lost the Justin Schultz sweepstakes. Schultz, the highly touted university defenceman who turns 22 next Friday, will officially sign a contract with the Edmonton Oilers as an unrestricted free agent on Sunday. The Senators were runners-up in the bid for his services. Schultz, who has spent [...]

One of these days, Shane Prince will officially sign his first professional contract with the Ottawa Senators. Yet Prince, the Ottawa 67′s star who was drafted by the Senators in the second round (61st overall) of the 2011 NHL entry draft, certainly believes he has alreadhy graduated from junior. Prince could return as an overage [...]

If, as expected, the Ottawa Senators send Matt Puempel back to junior during training camp, he’ll have a new home. Puempel’s Ontario Hockey League rights were traded to the Kitchener Rangers from the Peterborough Petes on Wednesday, in exchange for prospect Zach Lorenz and second round OHL draft picks in 2014 and 2016. Puempel scored [...]

The Ottawa Senators are still interested in bringing back some veteran punch and poise for the 2012-13 season. Senators general manager Bryan Murray is talking to the agents representing rugged defenceman Matt Carkner and fourth line centre/winger Jesse Winchester. If they remain unsigned, both will become unrestricted free agents on Sunday, available to any and all interested bidders.

LAS VEGAS — Erik Karlsson is rarely at a loss for words and is always full of confidence. Except for Wednesday night, that is. The Ottawa Senators’ star defenceman was overwhelmed after being awarded the James Norris Memorial Trophy as the NHL’s top defenceman, beating out Zdeno Chara of the Boston Bruins and Shea Weber [...]