With the Ottawa Senators holding seven picks in the top two rounds, I attempted to grab several prospects who have a good chance of becoming impact players for the Senators in the future
With two potential top 5 picks in the NHL Draft, Ottawa can grab two centrepieces to accelerate their rebuild. With so many picks, Ottawa can set their aim on certain players in the first or second round and use their significant draft capital to trade into spots to acquire them.
Ottawa has one of the deepest prospect pools in the whole NHL, it’s hard to find many holes where they need filling. Ottawa has a real shortage of right-handed defencemen and could use more talent especially on the wings to help their deep group at center.
Ending up with picks at second overall and fourth overall with their own and San Jose’s draft picks in the simulation the lottery was kind to Ottawa. The Islanders 21st overall selection which was acquired in the Pageau trade is a nice sweetener to what should be a great draft night.