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

Can you take the Ottawa Senators to glory with this roster?


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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. 

Mark Stone, Right Wing, 87 OVR

Age: 26
Role: Power Forward
Height: 191cm
Weight: 93kg
Shoots: Right
Best 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

Age: 21
Role: Two-Way Defenseman
Height: 188cm
Weight: 86kg
Shoots: Left
Best 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

Age: 37
Role: Hybrid
Height: 188cm
Weight: 85kg
Shoots: Left
Best 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 Duchene

85

Playmaker Center

180cm

27

Left

94 Speed. 93 Agility, Acceleration

Bobby Ryan

81

Right Wing Sniper

188cm

31

Right

88 Balance, Stick Checking. 87 Slap Shot Power

Ryan Dzingel

81

Two-Way Center

183cm

26

Left

86 Acceleration, Agility, Speed, Slap Shot Power, Wrist Shot Power

Mikkel Boedker

81

Right Wing Sniper

183cm

28

Left

93 Discipline. 90 Acceleration, Speed

Chris Tierney

81

Two-Way Center

185cm

24

Left

90 Discipline. 87 Stick Checking. 86 Acceleration, Agility, Speed, Slap Shot Power

Zack Smith

80

Grinder Center

188cm

30

Left

90 Aggressiveness. 89 Strength, Balance

Cody Ceci

80

Two-Way Defenseman

188cm

24

Right

89 Slap Shot Power. 88 Wrist Shot Power. 87 Strength, Balance, Endurance

Tom Pyatt*

79

Two-Way Center

180cm

31

Left

88 Speed. 87 Acceleration. 86 Agility

Chris Wideman*

79

Offensive Defenseman

178cm

28

Right

90 Discipline. 88 Acceleration, Agility

Marian Gaborik

78

Left Wing Sniper

185cm

36

Left

86 Acceleration, Speed, Slap Shot Power, Wrist Shot Power

Mark Borowiecki

78

Defensive Defenseman

185cm

29

Left

93 Aggressiveness. 88 Body Checking, Balance, Strength

Dylan DeMelo

78

Defensive Defenseman

185cm

25

Right

87 Slap Shot Power. 86 Wrist Shot Power. 85 Shot Blocking, Stick Checking, Acceleration, Agility, Balance, Endurance, Speed, Strength, Durability, Body Checking, Aggressiveness

Magnus Paajarvi

77

Two-Way Left Wing

191cm

27

Left

90 Discipline. 86 Slap Shot Power, Strength

Clarke MacArthur

77

Two-Way Left Wing

183cm

33

Left

85 Stick Checking, Poise, Acceleration, Agility, Balance, Speed, Strength, Slap Shot Power, Wrist Shot Power

Paul Carey*

76

Two-Way Left Wing

185cm

29

Left

86 Slap Shot Power. 85 Acceleration, Agility, Balance, Speed, Wrist Shot Power, Strength

Ben Harpur

75

Defensive Defenseman

198cm

23

Left

88 Strength, Aggressiveness, Balance

Logan Brown

75

Power Forward Center

196cm

20

Left

87 Strength, Balance. 85 Slap Shot Power

Max McCormick

74

Two-Way Left Wing

180cm

26

Left

89 Aggressiveness. 87 Body Checking. 86 Slap Shot Power

Filip Chlapik

74

Playmaker Center

185cm

21

Left

85 Durability. 84 Slap Shot Power, Acceleration, Agility, Speed

Mike Condon

80

Hybrid Goaltender

188cm

28

Left

86 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

Age: 21
Role: Two-Way
Height: 185cm
Weight: 86kg
Shoots: Right
Potential: Top 6 
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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 Kelly

59

Two-Way Center

178cm

19

Left

AHL Top 6 med

Alex Formenton

63

Left Wing Sniper

185cm

19

Left

Top 6 med

Markus Nurmi

61

Two-Way Right Wing

193cm

20

Right

Top 9 med

Drake Batherson

64

Two-Way Center

185cm

20

Right

Top 6 med

Rudolfs Balcers

72

Left Wing Sniper

180cm

21

Left

Top 9 med

Gabriel Gagne*

68

Right Wing Power Forward

196cm

21

Right

Top 9 med

Maxime Lajoie

65

Two-Way Defenseman

185cm

21

Left

7th D med

Aaron Luchuk

63

Two-Way Center

178cm

21

Left

Top 9 med

Marcus Hogberg

67

Hybrid Goaltender

196cm

23

Left 

Fringe Starter med

Filip Gustavsson

62

Hybrid Goaltender

188cm

20

Left

Starter med

Jordan Hollett

55

Hybrid Goaltender

193cm

19

Left

AHL Starter high

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

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