28 Sep 2020 11:50 AM +00:00

NHL 19: Ottawa Senators Player Ratings, Roster & Top Prospects

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The Ottawa Senators are in full nose-dive mode, with all five of their top scorers from 2017/18 expected to leave the club by this trade deadline, or have already left. It’s all about building a new, young, and exciting team for the Senators now, which can be one of the most exciting ways to play Franchise Mode on NHL 19. 

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Mark Stone, Right Wing, 87 OVR

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Age: 26Role: Power ForwardHeight: 191cmWeight: 93kgShoots: RightBest Stats: 92 Slap Shot Power. 91 Wrist Shot Power. 90 Wrist Shot Accuracy, Passing, Offensive Awareness 

With Erik Karlsson gone, Mark Stone is the de facto star of the show in Ottawa, boasting tremendous physicality and a keen eye for goal. Last season, in 13 fewer games, he tied with Karlsson as the points leader of the Senators at 62 points in 58 games. From the right wing, he continues as Ottawa’s leading skater this season, but with an expiring contract this summer, he’s expected to be sold for some strong returns. 

Thomas Chabot, Defenseman, 81 OVR

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Age: 21Role: Two-Way DefensemanHeight: 188cmWeight: 86kgShoots: LeftBest Stats: 89 Slap Shot Power. 88 Wrist Shot Power. 87 Stick Checking 

The Ottawa Senators weren’t expected to do very much this season, merely showcasing their impending UFAs for the trade deadline to get some more draft picks in the bank. But, there has been a shining light, with Thomas Chabot breaking through with 39 points in 41 games with a +1 rating – impressive for a 21-year-old averaging nearly 24 minutes per game for one of the worst teams in the NHL. 


Craig Anderson, Goaltender, 83 OVR

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Age: 37Role: HybridHeight: 188cmWeight: 85kgShoots: LeftBest Stats: 90 Endurance. 88 Agility, Aggressiveness

Craig Anderson was set for a very heavy workload this season, starting 31 of the first 36 games of the season. Then, the 37-year-old American suffered an injury, bringing Anders Nilsson into the crease. Despite Nilsson posting a far superior goals against average to Anderson’s 3.56, the regular starter has since earned back the net. Last season, also on a weak Senators team, Anderson notched a .898 save percentage and 3.32 goals against average, warranting his fairly lowly 83 overall rating in NHL 19.

From the Day 1, September 13 update, this is how the Ottawa Senators first lines start. Matt Duchene is one of the fastest players on the game, and Bobby Ryan still boasts strong shooting attributes, both of which couple nicely with Mark Stone’s all-around strong play and Thomas Chabot’s playmaking ability.

NHL 19 Ottawa Senators Roster

Bobby Ryan (81) – Matt Duchene (85) – Mark Stone (87)Thomas Chabot (81) Cody Ceci (80)Craig Anderson (83)

Name Overall Rating Position/Role Height Age Shoots Best Stats
Matt Duchene85Playmaker Center180cm27Left94 Speed. 93 Agility, Acceleration
Bobby Ryan81Right Wing Sniper188cm31Right88 Balance, Stick Checking. 87 Slap Shot Power
Ryan Dzingel81Two-Way Center183cm26Left86 Acceleration, Agility, Speed, Slap Shot Power, Wrist Shot Power
Mikkel Boedker81Right Wing Sniper183cm28Left93 Discipline. 90 Acceleration, Speed
Chris Tierney81Two-Way Center185cm24Left90 Discipline. 87 Stick Checking. 86 Acceleration, Agility, Speed, Slap Shot Power
Zack Smith80Grinder Center188cm30Left90 Aggressiveness. 89 Strength, Balance
Cody Ceci80Two-Way Defenseman188cm24Right89 Slap Shot Power. 88 Wrist Shot Power. 87 Strength, Balance, Endurance
Tom Pyatt*79Two-Way Center180cm31Left88 Speed. 87 Acceleration. 86 Agility
Chris Wideman*79Offensive Defenseman178cm28Right90 Discipline. 88 Acceleration, Agility
Marian Gaborik78Left Wing Sniper185cm36Left86 Acceleration, Speed, Slap Shot Power, Wrist Shot Power
Mark Borowiecki78Defensive Defenseman185cm29Left93 Aggressiveness. 88 Body Checking, Balance, Strength
Dylan DeMelo78Defensive Defenseman185cm25Right87 Slap Shot Power. 86 Wrist Shot Power. 85 Shot Blocking, Stick Checking, Acceleration, Agility, Balance, Endurance, Speed, Strength, Durability, Body Checking, Aggressiveness
Magnus Paajarvi77Two-Way Left Wing191cm27Left90 Discipline. 86 Slap Shot Power, Strength
Clarke MacArthur77Two-Way Left Wing183cm33Left85 Stick Checking, Poise, Acceleration, Agility, Balance, Speed, Strength, Slap Shot Power, Wrist Shot Power
Paul Carey*76Two-Way Left Wing185cm29Left86 Slap Shot Power. 85 Acceleration, Agility, Balance, Speed, Wrist Shot Power, Strength
Ben Harpur75Defensive Defenseman198cm23Left88 Strength, Aggressiveness, Balance
Logan Brown75Power Forward Center196cm20Left87 Strength, Balance. 85 Slap Shot Power
Max McCormick74Two-Way Left Wing180cm26Left89 Aggressiveness. 87 Body Checking. 86 Slap Shot Power
Filip Chlapik74Playmaker Center185cm21Left85 Durability. 84 Slap Shot Power, Acceleration, Agility, Speed
Mike Condon80Hybrid Goaltender188cm28Left86 Agility, Speed, Stick Low

*Chris Wideman traded to the Edmonton Oilers on November 22nd.*Tom Pyatt traded to the Vancouver Canucks on January 2nd.*Paul Carey traded to the Boston Bruins on January 11th.


Colin White, Center, 77 OVR

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Age: 21Role: Two-WayHeight: 185cmWeight: 86kgShoots: RightPotential: Top 6 med

In 2018/19, Colin White became a fully-fledged Senator, scoring 11 goals and 26 points in 44 games. On NHL 19, White is already a well-rounded forward, boasting decent stats across the board. With decent potential, plenty of game time alongside good players should help White’s overall jump into the mid-80s over the coming seasons.

The problem for the Ottawa Senators is that their need to enter a full rebuild has come so soon after a trip to the 2017 Conference Finals, prior to which they made it to the playoffs in three of the last five seasons. So, the prospect pool is pretty shallow and relatively old, with its two youngest players already 19-years-old. There a few names to keep an eye on, though, including Alex Formenton, Drake Batherson, and goaltender Filip Gustavsson. Players looking to take on the Senators should look to bolster their prospect pool greatly and as soon as possible, with defensemen being of particular focus. 


NHL 19 Ottawa Senators Top Prospects

Name Overall Rating Position/Role Height Age Shoots Potential
Parker Kelly59Two-Way Center178cm19LeftAHL Top 6 med
Alex Formenton63Left Wing Sniper185cm19LeftTop 6 med
Markus Nurmi61Two-Way Right Wing193cm20RightTop 9 med
Drake Batherson64Two-Way Center185cm20RightTop 6 med
Rudolfs Balcers72Left Wing Sniper180cm21LeftTop 9 med
Gabriel Gagne*68Right Wing Power Forward196cm21RightTop 9 med
Maxime Lajoie65Two-Way Defenseman185cm21Left7th D med
Aaron Luchuk63Two-Way Center178cm21LeftTop 9 med
Marcus Hogberg67Hybrid Goaltender196cm23Left Fringe Starter med
Filip Gustavsson62Hybrid Goaltender188cm20LeftStarter med
Jordan Hollett55Hybrid Goaltender193cm19LeftAHL Starter high

*Gabriel Gagne traded to the Toronto Maple Leafs on January 11th. 

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