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.