Scouting The 2014-’15 Binghamton Senators: Offense

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#9 Matt Puempel

Age: 21 (Jan 24, 1993)
Birthplace: Windsor, ONT
Hgt/Wgt: 6’0 196 lbs Pst: Left Wing
Acquired: Ottawa Senators – 1st round draft pick in 2011 (24th Overall).
Contract: $70,000/$832,500 2nd yr of 3 yr entry-level

Last Season: Binghamton Senators; 74 games 30 goals 18 assists 94 PIM -11


  • Rookie sniper went from seven goals by mid-season to a career high 30 tying him with Hoffman for the club lead. High-end talent who’s dangerous around the cage.
  • Claimed the club’s Rookie of the Year Award last season.
  • Led the club with 15 PPG’s and finished ninth in rookie scoring in the AHL.
  • Started out on the checking line while learning defense early on. Is a gamer every time he hits the ice. Got into seven scraps as he can handle the rough stuff despite his size.

Outlook: Highly energized player with great offensive instincts and a pure goal scorer with a quick release that’s off the charts. Raised the bar for top prospect ranks in surpassing others on the team. Potential bottom six for the NHL is not out of reach for this talented forward as he sits high in the prospect pool. On the Radar.


#10 Buddy Robinson

Age: 22 (Sep 30, 1991)
Birthplace: Bellmawr, NJ
Hgt/Wgt: 6’5 236 lbs Pst: Right Wing
Acquired: Signed as a free agent in March of 2013.
Contract: $70,000/$925,000 – 2nd yr of 3 yr entry-level

Last Season: Elmira Jackals//Binghamton; 1 game 0 goals 0 assists 0 PIM -1 // 69 games 15 goals 16 assists 49 PIM +23


  • Officially named Charles Robinson III, or as he is affectionately known as ‘Buddy’.
  • Big man on the ice is also surprising agile. Deceptively quick hands creating a lot of offensive action.
  • Tied with Prince +23 for second spot behind Claesson’s +37 last season.
  • Has dropped the gloves three times much to everyone’s surprise considering his lack of experience.

Outlook: Pleasantly surprised in his point production for the rookie. Hopefully he stays dialed in and continues with his hard work entering his second season. Should be in the top six bringing with him his big body crashing the lanes. Looked impressive in the recent rookie tournament for Ottawa.

#15 Cole Schneider

Age: 24 (Aug 26, 1990)
Birthplace: Williamsville, NY
Hgt/Wgt: 6’1 200 lbs Pst: Left Wing
Acquired: Re-signed in June during the off-season.
Contract: $80,000/$750,000 – 1st yr of 1 yr, 2-way

Last Season: Binghamton; 69 games 20 goals 34 assists 22 PIM +14


  • Flexible player that had him jumping throughout the line up last season. Just coming off his first 20 goal season as a pro.
  • Has tremendous potential as he continues to develop. Upside on finding the net. Downside needs some work defensively.
  • Good, quick hands and smooth passer. Smart with the puck with good vision.

Likes to score in pairs as one likely follows another. Possesses great offensive instinct’s with a high ceiling.

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Outlook: Should be a 30 – 35 goal scorer this season. Nice free agent pick up by the organization. Could surprise some of the fan base in how far along he’s developed. A top six forward on this team and might get a cup of coffee for the big club. On the Radar.