Senators reveal rookie camp participants

The Ottawa Senators will have invited 23 players to their annual rookie camp, which runs from Sept. 10-13 and features a round-robin tourney in Oshawa.

Senators reveal rookie camp participants

The Ottawa Senators will have invited 23 players to their annual rookie camp, which runs from Sept. 10-13 and features a round-robin tourney in Oshawa.

Other teams participating are the Leafs, Penguins and Blackhawks.

Binghamton Senators coach Kurt Kleinendorst will be behind the bench for the game.

Here’s a list of the players participating, as explained by the Senators:

The squad is comprised of two goaltenders, seven defencemen and 14 forwards. Eighteen (18) players were drafted by the Senators, three were signed as free agents, one player was acquired via trade and one is participating under an amateur tryout agreement.

Eight of the invited players saw American Hockey League action last season, while forward Stephane Da Costa, defenceman Patrick Wiercioch and goaltender Robin Lehner played their first NHL games with the Senators during the 2010-11 campaign. The Senators’ 2011 rookie tournament roster is also comprised of five first-round NHL draft picks – Jared Cowen (ninth, 2009), David Rundblad (17th, 2009), Mika Zibanejad (sixth, 2011), Stefan Noesen (21st, 2011) and Matt Puempel (24th, 2011).

The Senators rookies are tentatively scheduled to begin this year’s camp with an open practice at the Bell Sensplex on Friday, Sept. 9, at 9:30 a.m. before leaving for the tournament.

The Ottawa Senators’ 2011-12 rookie tournament roster is as follows

Goaltenders: Robin Lehner (Binghamton – AHL, Ottawa – NHL), Matej Machovsky (Guelph – OHL, Brampton – OHL).

Defencemen: Mark Borowiecki (Clarkson – ECAC, Binghamton – AHL), Jared Cowen (Spokane – WHL, Binghamton – AHL), Eric Gryba (Binghamton – AHL), Jordan Fransoo (Brandon – WHL), Josh Godfrey (South Carolina – ECHL, Hershey – AHL, Chicago – AHL), David Rundblad (Skelleftea – SEL), Patrick Wiercioch (Binghamton – AHL, Ottawa – NHL).

Forwards: Louie Caporusso (Michigan – CCHA), Corey Cowick (Elmira – ECHL, Binghamton – AHL), Jakub Culek (Rimouski – QMJHL), Stephane Da Costa (Merrimack College – Hockey East, Ottawa – NHL), Derek Grant (Michigan State – CCHA, Binghamton – AHL), Wacey Hamilton (Medicine Hat – WHL), Darren Kramer (Spokane – WHL), Stefan Noesen (Plymouth – OHL), Jean-Gabriel Pageau (Gatineau – QMJHL), Andre Petersson (HV 71 – SEL), Shane Prince (Ottawa – OHL), Matt Puempel (Ottawa – OHL), Mark Stone (Brandon – WHL), Mika Zibanejad (Djurgardens – SEL)

(i)Roster subject to change.

2011 rookie tournament schedule at Oshawa’s General Motors Centre

Saturday, Sept. 10: Pittsburgh vs. Ottawa, 2 p.m.; Chicago vs. Toronto, 7 p.m.

Sunday, Sept. 11: Ottawa vs. Chicago, 2 p.m.; Toronto vs. Pittsburgh, 7 p.m.

Tuesday, Sept. 13: Chicago vs. Pittsburgh, 2 p.m.; Toronto vs. Ottawa, 7 p.m.

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