The Senators did so by taking full advantage of a strong prospect group. And this means we have seen many prospect graduations. Firstly, and perhaps most controversially of the players I will be considering graduated is Robin Lehner. While he has only 25 games played in the NHL, the fact is that he is now a full-time NHLer. When the Sens moved Ben Bishop, they handed the backup job to Lehner. He will enter 2013 training camp with a guaranteed backup job, so I really can’t consider him amongst the prospects anymore. Also graduated are Mika Zibanejad, Patrick Wiercioch, Cory Conacher and Jim O’Brien who have now all surpassed the 50 games played limit (remember we count playoff games).