Seven Ottawa Senators who could play in the 2022 Olympics

OTTAWA, ON - APRIL 1: Brady Tkachuk #7 of the Ottawa Senators celebrates with Thomas Chabot #72 after scoring a first period goal on the Tampa Bay Lightning at Canadian Tire Centre on April 1, 2019 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Andrea Cardin/NHLI via Getty Images)
OTTAWA, ON - APRIL 1: Brady Tkachuk #7 of the Ottawa Senators celebrates with Thomas Chabot #72 after scoring a first period goal on the Tampa Bay Lightning at Canadian Tire Centre on April 1, 2019 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Andrea Cardin/NHLI via Getty Images) /
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OTTAWA, ON – NOVEMBER 27: Filip Chlapik #78 of the Ottawa Senators skates in a game against the Boston Bruins at Canadian Tire Centre on November 27, 2019 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Jana Chytilova/Freestyle Photography/Getty Images)
OTTAWA, ON – NOVEMBER 27: Filip Chlapik #78 of the Ottawa Senators skates in a game against the Boston Bruins at Canadian Tire Centre on November 27, 2019 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Jana Chytilova/Freestyle Photography/Getty Images) /

Filip Chlapik (Czech Republic)

The Ottawa Senators are all about the future right now, so with that in mind let’s close out the list with another player who’s just breaking into the NHL. While Chlapik hasn’t looked out of place in his 56 NHL games to date, he’s likely the longest shot on this list to represent his country and the Sens in Beijing.

That’s not so much a knock against him as it is a testament to the country’s sneaky deep forward pool. While the top of the lineup sees well-known stars Tomas Hertl, David Pastrnak, and David Krejci, the next tier is littered with young talent including Martin Necas, Filip Chytil, Dominik Kubalik, and Ondrej Kase. While Chlapik should take major steps forward in the next year and a half, so should most of the other players he’ll be battling this, so while it’s certainly possible for him to make the team, I wouldn’t get my hopes up.

Olympic Chance: 15%