Organizational Rankings 24. Ottawa Senators

Hayden Soboleski

2024-04-13

24. Ottawa Senators – Score: 66.2

Top 15 Prospects

Rank Player Position Score Fantrax Roster %
1. Ridly Greig C, LW 6.9 35%
2. Mads Sogaard G 6.1 18%
3. Roby Jarventie LW 5.4 7%
4. Jacob Bernard-Docker D 5.0 10%
5. Tyler Kleven D 4.8 4%
6. Leevi Merilainen G 4.5 6%
7. Zack Ostapchuk LW 4.2 5%
8. Egor Sokolov RW 4.0 7%
9. Jorian Donovan D 3.6 1%
10. Stephen Halliday LW 3.4 1%
11. Tyler Boucher C 3.2 13%
12. Lassi Thomson D 3.1 8%
13. Angus Crookshank LW 2.9 3%
14. Tomas Hamara D 2.7 2%
15. Maxence Guenette D 1.6 2%

Individual Breakdown:

As we move up the team rankings over the next month, you’ll notice more and more spots on these lists being taken up by young NHLers who are already producing despite being under our 100 games played threshold (at time of ranking). Ridly Greig scored highly across the board for this reason, and their Fantrax ownership also reflects that he has started paying dividends for early investors. After Grieg, there are a lot of names in the 4-6 range of average scores featuring names who might be the “next players up” to fill the holes in the Senators lineup. Almost every player from position 2 to 8 has seen at least a few NHL games, and given the lack of depth on the struggling lineup this potential path forward for these names clearly influenced the ranking team.

Given their similar status in the organization, I was surprised to see Fantrax ownership so different between Bernard-Docker, Kleven, and Thompson. Given the DobberProspect team’s ratings, Kleven may be considered under-owned at just 4% depending on your league format/categories. The same thing goes for Jarventie, who some team members are high on and is sitting at only 7% currently. At the other end of the list, Tyler Boucher has maintained a dedicated following with 13% ownership still. This seems high considering his low production as a pro so far, so this could be an opportunity to upgrade.

The top forwards and goalie prospects in the organization were more-or-less agreed upon by the ranking team, but defense was another story. Four different d-men were rated between a 3 and a 5 average rating, and each of those individual skaters saw ratings with a swing of +/- 2 or 3. This indicates a log jam at that position, so monitoring the situation closely when call-ups are made and watching each player’s waiver eligibility becomes extra important to discern who will get the opportunities.

Some prospects also saw a significant ratings discrepancy for what I assume is category-based prioritization (for example, Kleven ranged from a 2 to a 6 rating). This can usually be interpreted as a player having a higher value for multi-cat leagues, but also having low upside in points-only leagues. This was balance part of the brief for all participants when ranking, but every writer will still have their own measuring stick based on their fantasy league history.

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