Pats are Ahl in
The 2016 CHL Import draft took place today at 11am, at pick 31 the Regina Pats of the Western Hockey League took Ottawa Senators prospect Filip Ahl.
On the market
The Ottawa Senators did not make a $2.7M qualifying offer to defenseman Patrick Wiercioch, making him a free agent on July 1st. I had assumed that Senators GM Pierre Dorion would try to flip Wiercioch for a pick/prospect but it seemed there was no market.
The Ottawa Senators development camp will run from June 28 – July 4. The Senators have 36 players attending – including all of this years draft picks.
Chris Kelly rumblings
Heard it on TSN1200 this morning, could Chris Kelly be someone that GM Pierre Dorion targets on July 1st.
Drafted in the third round (94 overall) of the 1999 NHL Entry draft by the Ottawa Senators, Kelly spent his first three seasons in the AHL before making the jump to the NHL, playing with the Senators for six – years.
Kelly was dealt to the Boston Bruins on February 15, 2011, for a second-round draft pick in 2011 (Shane Prince.)
This isn’t the first time the Senators were rumored to be in the hunt for Kelly – before he signed a four year deal with the Bruins it was believed the Senators would like to reacquire his services.
Pierre Dorion has already expressed he’d like to find a “character” bottom – six player this offseason and Kelly certainly fills that bill – only time will tell if Kelly and the Senators can get back together.