Ottawa Senators: Most Likely Belleville Graduates of 2019/2020

OTTAWA, ON - FEBRUARY 18: Drake Batherson #19 of the Ottawa Senators prepares for a face-off against the Buffalo Sabres at Canadian Tire Centre on February 18, 2020 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Jana Chytilova/Freestyle Photography/Getty Images)
OTTAWA, ON - FEBRUARY 18: Drake Batherson #19 of the Ottawa Senators prepares for a face-off against the Buffalo Sabres at Canadian Tire Centre on February 18, 2020 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Jana Chytilova/Freestyle Photography/Getty Images) /
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BRIDGEPORT, CT – MARCH 23: Logan Brown #22 of the Belleville Senators looks to pass during a game against the Bridgeport Sound Tigers at Webster Bank Arena on March 23, 2019 in Bridgeport, Connecticut. (Photo by Gregory Vasil/Getty Images)
BRIDGEPORT, CT – MARCH 23: Logan Brown #22 of the Belleville Senators looks to pass during a game against the Bridgeport Sound Tigers at Webster Bank Arena on March 23, 2019 in Bridgeport, Connecticut. (Photo by Gregory Vasil/Getty Images) /

#4 Logan Brown

Finally, it is the time for Logan brown to prove himself as a full-time Ottawa Senator. This might be considered more of a long-shot as I see a lot of fans and analysts alike are down on Brown.

After being selected 11th overall in the 2016 NHL draft, Brown has struggled to reach his potential as a top-six center. He has been riddled with injuries and has struggled with consistency and effort level. However, the departure of Jean-Gabriel Pageau at the trade deadline could mean a top-six role is up for grabs in training camp.

Brown is a 6’6, 220 lbs center. In 25 games with Belleville this season, he scored 7 goals and 21 assists for 28 points. While with the Ottawa Senators, he scored 1 goal and 7 assists for 8 points in 23 games.

I selected Logan Brown as a top candidate to graduate to the Ottawa Senators next season because he has the talent and skill level to play in the NHL. Another year of maturity and growth as a player will hopefully be enough for him to realize his potential. It is by no means a lock, however. He will have to compete against the likes of Josh Norris, Chris Tierney, Colin White, and whoever the Senators pick at #3 in the NHL draft. It is safe to say the pressure is on for him to perform.

If Logan Brown cannot take that next step in training camp, his time may be running out as an Ottawa Senator. His agent has already expressed frustration at Brown’s lack of opportunity at the NHL level. Tensions could rise further if Brown is on the outside looking in once again.