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Ottawa Senators: 2019 NHL Entry Draft Analysis

The Ottawa Senators were only able to leave Vancouver with 6 new prospects. But, the Senators scouting staff have surprised many fans in the past with their picks, so there is optimism around the players selected.


Lassi Thomson, 19th overall, Round 1

Shane Pinto, 32nd overall, Round 2

Mads Søgaard, 37th overall, Round 2

Viktor Lodin, 94th overall, Round 4

Mark Kastelic, 125th overall, Round 5

Maxence Guénette, 187th overall, Round 7

Analyzing the Draft

Lassi Thomson, RHD, Kelowna Rockets, WHL

VANCOUVER, BC - JUNE 21:  Lassi Thomson puts on a jersey after being selected nineteenth overall by the Ottawa Senators during the first round of the 2019 NHL Draft at Rogers Arena on June 21, 2019 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. (Photo by Derek Cain/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

I strongly believe the Senators picked this player out of organizational need instead of picking the best player available.