(UPDATE 11:44 AM)- In the 5th round, at 136th overall, the Senators have selected centre Robert Baillargeon, a centre out of the USHL.
(UPDATE 11:20 AM)- In the fourth round (106th overall), the Sens took defenceman Timothy Boyle, brother of Rangers forward Brian Boyle.
(UPDATE 10:47 AM)- The Sens have made their first pick on Day 2 of the Draft grabbing Calgary Hitmen goaltender Chris Driedger in the third round, 76th overall. They followed that up with an interesting pick in Jarrod Maidens at 82nd overall. Maidens was once projected to be a top 10-15 pick but has had some concussion issues. Interesting gamble by the Sens.
Day 2 of the NHL Draft is set to kick off in Pittsburgh this morning with Rounds two through seven.
With all the surprises in Day 1, there are some interesting names left on the board and potentially some players that the Sens are fairly high on. With two picks in round three, don't be surprised to see the Sens try to make a move up to grab someone they have targeted in the second round.
If the Sens hold steady with the two third round picks, don't be surprised if they target goalie Daniel Altshuller. Altshuller is from the Ottawa area and met with the Senators brass in the weeks leading up to the Draft. Pierre Dorion and Tim Murray have both been quite vocal about wanting to add a goaltending prospect this weekend.
With Cody Ceci already in tow, the Sens have six more picks in the Draft. Heading into today the Sens are slated to pick twice in round 3 (76 and 82), round 4 (106), round 5 (136), round 6 (166) and round 7 (196).
Have a commitment around 1:00 PM today but will do my best to keep the updates coming both on the site and on Twitter until then.
- The Senators remained very much interested in Nash yesterday. Right up until the start of the first round, key contacts continued to maintain that the Sens were "working on it". About half way through the opening round I received a text saying, "price is too high for now". I don't think for a second the door is closed on Rick Nash but with no draft picks involved in a potential deal between Columbus and Ottawa, the urgency to get something done wasn't there for either side.
- In an interesting Draft Day development, I got word that the Sens could also be considering a pitch for soon to be unrestricted free agent Zach Parise. I still consider this one a long shot at best but the possibility of adding Parise without subtracting from the club's prospect pool has to seem like an attractive choice for fans.
- In the end, the Senators got their man in Cody Ceci. Bryan Murray and his staff believed there was a chance Ceci could go in the top 10 so when Ceci fell to 15, the team's scouts were thrilled. Had things gone a different way in the first fourteen picks, the Senators also liked forward Tom Wilson, who ended up going to Washington at 16.
- A quick thank you to the readers of this site for another record breaking day on SensChirp. By the time Ceci pulled on his Sens jersey, we were starting our fourth thread of the day. More than 20,000 article reads and over 1000 comments. Incredible.