Ottawa Senators: Top 10 Draft Picks of All-Time

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30 Apr 1998: Center Alexei Yashin of the Ottawa Senators in action during a playoff game against the New Jersey Devils at the Continental Airlines Arena in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The Devils won the game, 3-1. Mandatory Credit: Craig Melvin /Allsport /

7. Alexei Yashin (1992, 1st Round, 2nd Overall)

The first player ever selected by the new iteration of the Ottawa Senators, Yashin came into the league with a lot of expectations, and he did not disappoint.

In 504 games for the Sens the Russian scored 218 goals to go along with 273 assists, with him scoring 70-plus points in five of his seasons with the team.

He was the Sens’ captain for the 1998-99 season and was alternate captain in the two seasons prior to that. He was a three-time All-Star with the Sens and his six hat tricks are second all-time in the franchise.

The Sens needed to make a big splash upon their return to Ottawa, and Yashin was certainly what they were looking for.