Ottawa Senators Greatest Players: #16-20 Review and Recap

OTTAWA, ON - APRIL 12: Team mates Mike Hoffman
OTTAWA, ON - APRIL 12: Team mates Mike Hoffman /

The Ottawa Senators have just completed their 25th year in the NHL. However, due to the 04-05 lockout they are actually about to enter their 25th season. So, I thought what better time to recognize the 25 greatest Senators of all time. This list won’t be based on pure talent, but rather the skill, impact, and durability of each player.

Now without further ado the 16th-20th greatest Ottawa Senators of all-time….

#20 Anton Volchenkov

Today we’ll recap the players for the Ottawa Senators that came in at 16th-20th on the list. Starting with #20 we have Anton Volchenkov. Volchenkov wasn’t an offensive player but he was a significantly important defensive player for many of the great Sens teams of the mid-2000s. He played in 428 games for the Sens during seasons that included the 2003 President’s Trophy and the 2007 Stanley Cup Final run.

#19 Mike Hoffman

At #19 we have Mike Hoffman. Hoffman is still an active player for the Ottawa Senators and is early in his career. Having just played three full seasons thus far, his inclusion on this list may seem unjustified. However, in that time he’s established himself as one of the Sens’ best scorers in years, in an era where goals are hard to come by. Hoffman will move up this list as the years go on.

#18 Shawn McEachern

#18 is an old school player for the Sens, Shawn McEachern. A member of the Sens from 1996-2002, McEachern accumulated 304 points in 454 games. Good for 10th all-time in points and 14th in games played. McEachern was one of the standout players that helped first bring the Sens into the spotlight as contenders.

#17 Mark Stone

Moving to #17 we have another active player in Mark Stone. Like Hoffman, Stone has played just three full seasons so far. However, in that short time he has established himself as a premier scorer for the Sens. What gives him the edge over Hoffman is his defensive play. Stone has become one of the best two-way forwards in the league. He’s led or been among the leaders in takeaways in the league his entire career. Stone has the potential to be a top 10 player for the Sens before his career is up.

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#16 Radek Bonk

Rounding up this recap at #16 for the Ottawa Senators we have Radek Bonk. Bonk is among the longest tenured players for the Sens at 709 games played. Although he never reached his potential offensively as a high draft pick, he was an elite two-way player. When people think of the early era Sens, one of the first names that comes to mind is Radek Bonk.