Ottawa Senators: 2017 Rookie Tournament Wrap Up

TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 09: Ottawa Senators defenceman Thomas Chabot (72), Ottawa Senators right wing Francis Perron (47), Ottawa Senators center Logan Brown (51) and Ottawa Senators left wing Jack Rodewald (53) celebrate a goal during the second period of the NHL rookie tournament game between the Montreal Canadiens and the Ottawa Senators on September 9, 2017, at Ricoh Coliseum in Toronto, ON, Canada. (Photograph by Julian Avram/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 09: Ottawa Senators defenceman Thomas Chabot (72), Ottawa Senators right wing Francis Perron (47), Ottawa Senators center Logan Brown (51) and Ottawa Senators left wing Jack Rodewald (53) celebrate a goal during the second period of the NHL rookie tournament game between the Montreal Canadiens and the Ottawa Senators on September 9, 2017, at Ricoh Coliseum in Toronto, ON, Canada. (Photograph by Julian Avram/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) /
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The 2017 rookie tournament has come and gone for the Ottawa Senators and they found themselves the victors. Although it can be difficult to judge a players ability in two games, one thing appears true, the kids can play.

In their first game against the rookies of the Montreal Canadiens the Ottawa Senators dismantled them. By a score of 8-2 it appears that the Sens rookie crop simply outclassed the prospect in Montreal’s system. Thomas Chabot showed expected dominance by putting up three assists. Colin White while not appearing on the scoreboard, showed elite levels of play in both ends of the ice.

In the second game both Chabot and White were benched as the coaching staff and management had seen enough of the two players to determine they are ready for training camp. As a result other players were given a chance to shine. The Sens beat Toronto by a score of 4-3 in a shootout. However, it wasn’t always a close game as the Sens allowed three goals quickly and were down 3-0 by the end of the first period. The kids showed resilience and battled back to force overtime. With no decider in extra time the game went to a shootout where the Sens won in the sixth round.

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Apart from the obvious standouts of Chabot and White there were some notable players to step up throughout the tournament. Goaltender Marcus Hogberg showed that he could be the goalie of the future for the Sens with a spectacular performance against the Toronto Maple Leafs. Logan Brown appeared to be back to his high level of play in both games. Notably Chlapik also showed promise while performing well in both games. Although all eyes were on Chabot and White that doesn’t mean there are other potential players in the depth chart. The Ottawa Senators showed to have a fairly deep prospect pool throughout the weekend.