Ottawa Senators: Patrick Sieloff Starts Incident In Scrimmage

TORONTO, ON - MARCH 18: Patrick Sieloff
TORONTO, ON - MARCH 18: Patrick Sieloff /

Earlier in the summer the Ottawa Senators re-signed defenceman Patrick Sieloff to a two-way contract. Notably he was the player who gave Clarke MacArthur a concussion last fall. Now more drama is starting to surround Sieloff once again.

For those of you that may have forgotten, Patrick Sieloff was the player who gave MacArthur his most recent concussion just one year ago at the Ottawa Senators training camp. During a scrimmage, MacArthur was moving up the boards on a fairly routine play. However, what happened next was far from routine. Sieloff hit him with a high hit that caused him to leave the ice with assistance. MacArthur who was expected to return after missing the majority of the previous season was once again out indefinitely. At the time Bobby Ryan stepped up to fight Sieloff right there and then. Sieloff had to be escorted off the ice and he was sent down to Binghamton permanently.

Over the summer the Sens made the surprising move of re-signing Sieloff to a two-way contract. Although it seemed unlikely that he would see NHL time, it was still an odd decision. Even though it was likely unintentional that he hurt MacArthur it seemed better to let the two parties part ways mutually. However, he was brought back despite all history.

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A New Incident

Now it has come out that Sieloff snapped Mark Stone’s stick and tried to fight him during a scrimmage. It’s not uncommon for players to try to standout by getting into fights even during training camp. However, with the history that Sieloff has with the organization it’s slightly concerning. Having a player that repeatedly seems to bring a toxic environment to the team should not be welcome or a member of the team.