The B-Sens opening night team will consist of 25 players: 15 forwards, 8 defensemen and two goaltenders.
Forwards (15): Matt Puempel, Buddy Robinson, Cole Schneider, Mark Stone, Shane Prince, Jim O’Brien, Andre Petersson, David Dziurzynski, Corey Cowick, Mike Hoffman, Wacey Hamilton, Darren Kramer, Jakub Culek, Derek Grant and Mika Zibanejad.
Defencemen: Troy Rutkowski, Fredrik Claesson, Mike Sdao, Mark Borowiecki, Chris Wideman, Cody Ceci, Ben Blood and Tyler Eckford.
That's Calder Cup stuff boys. Crazy deep. They seem to be giving Puempel a great opportunity. Hope he makes the most of it. Will be interesting to see what kind of numbers he puts up this year.
A couple of interesting notes, I was a little worried about size down the middle but with Pageau & Da Costa in Ottawa, Bingo has some decent size at centre right now. Also I think that Cowick will likely play LW on that 4th line, Dzuirzynski centre & Schneider RW which is what we have seen before from them. It will also be interesting to see how long before Puempel & Hoffman are switched, great opportunity for Puempel but he has to contribute consistently to stay there. It's also an opportunity for Hoffman to see if he can score more against other teams lesser defenders & maybe get his confidence back. Looks like a very strong lineup, let's hope they really make a yr of it & another Calder Cup run. GO BINGO GO.