It is a sign that the NHL off season is finally drawing to a close.
This afternoon, the Ottawa Senators have announced the 23 players that will represent the club at next weekend's rookie tournament to be held in Oshawa, Ontario.
Goaltenders:Robin Lehner (Binghamton – AHL, Ottawa – NHL), Matej Machovsky (Guelph – OHL, Brampton – OHL).
Defencemen: Mark Borowiecki (Clarkson – ECAC, Binghamton – AHL), Jared Cowen (Spokane – WHL, Binghamton – AHL), Eric Gryba (Binghamton – AHL), Jordan Fransoo (Brandon – WHL), Josh Godfrey (South Carolina – ECHL, Hershey – AHL, Chicago – AHL), David Rundblad (Skelleftea – SEL), Patrick Wiercioch (Binghamton – AHL, Ottawa – NHL).
Forwards: Louie Caporusso (Michigan – CCHA), Corey Cowick (Elmira – ECHL, Binghamton – AHL), Jakub Culek (Rimouski – QMJHL), Stephane Da Costa (Merrimack College – Hockey East, Ottawa – NHL), Derek Grant (Michigan State – CCHA, Binghamton – AHL), Wacey Hamilton (Medicine Hat – WHL), Darren Kramer (Spokane – WHL), Stefan Noesen (Plymouth – OHL), Jean-Gabriel Pageau (Gatineau – QMJHL), Andre Petersson (HV 71 – SEL), Shane Prince (Ottawa – OHL), Matt Puempel (Peterborough – OHL), Mark Stone (Brandon – WHL), Mika Zibanejad (Djurgardens – SEL)