Ranking The Top 20 Ottawa Senators Prospects: #15-11

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This is a continuation of the top 20 Senators prospects. If you missed the first, check out the players ranked 20 – 16. here. The last one includes Alex Guptill, Marcus Hogberg, Francis Perron, and Chris Driedger.

Kicking off part two at number 15…

15. Cole Schneider

Forward – Binghamton Senators — UFA Signing (AHA)

AHL 6foot1 199lbs

Schneider is a forward who doesn’t seem to be talked about a lot amongst other Senators forwards.

However, since breaking into the AHL Schneider has been a consistent point getter for the Binghamton Senators. He’s entering his 24-year-old season and the last season eligible for “prospect status”, going by Hockeysfuture.com’s criteria. After finishing second in scoring among Binghamton forwards, Schneider still garners attention when talking Sens prospects.

The scouting reports seem to favour Schneider as his scoring ability has never been questioned. How that translates into NHL success could be a different story as Scheneider may find himself moving on from the organization as early as next season if he is unable to find NHL time.

Schneider should get a shot at training camp this year and as a 24-year-old, he may find himself being a callup but certainly isn’t a part of Ottawa’s long-term plans moving forward. One can expect another good AHL year, where Schneider will find himself a UFA in 2016, when a move could occur.

Next: NCAA Bound, Top 20 Prospect #14