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Today, the Las Vegas Wranglers of the ECHL listed former Blackhawks prospect Mike Brodeur on their roster on the team’s official website.

Brodeur had a breakout AHL campaign with the Rochester Americans in 2008-09, when he posted an 18-13-4 record with a 2.45 goals against average and .921 save percentage, all career bests.

Brodeur signed a one-year contact with the NHL Ottawa Senators during the summer of 2009, but at training camp, Brodeur was returned to the AHL, assigned to the Binghamton Senators. Brodeur was recalled to Ottawa on November 24, 2009, after an injury to Senators’ starting goaltender Pascal Leclaire. He made his NHL debut on December 19, 2009, against the Minnesota Wild, stopping 22 shots and backstopping Ottawa to a 4-1 win. He was returned to Binghamton afterwards. On January 14, 2010, Brodeur was called up from Binghamton only hours before the opening faceoff for the Ottawa Senators. Brodeur made 32 stops for a 2-0 shutout of the New York Rangers in only his second ever NHL game. He then went 3-0-0 in his NHL career with a 4-2 win against the Montreal Canadiens on January 16, 2010. (more…)

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Ottawa Senators Depth Chart

Posted: February 26, 2012 by Steven Ellis in Depth Charts, Ottawa Senators

  1. Craig Anderson
  2. Alex Auld
  3. Ben Bishop
  4. Robin Lehner
  5. Mike Mckenna

Ben Bishop

Posted: February 26, 2012 by Steven Ellis in Ottawa Senators

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The Good: Thanks to his incredible height, Bishop gives shooters very little net to aim for. But despite his size, he is deceptively quick, and often relies on his athleticism to make saves. He is a good technical goaltender who covers his angles well. Bishop is known for being a take-charge puck-handler and flashes excellent fluidity and awareness. During his time with the Peoria Riverman of the AHL, Bishop cemented himself as the leagues top goaltender, something backup goaltender Jake Allen did the season before. With his new one year, one way deal, it’s almost certain he will play backup to Craig Anderson in Ottawa in 2012-2013, and will likely steal wins. as a starter.  (more…)

For a Ben Bishop scouting report, click here.

 

The Ottawa Senators moved quickly to add insurance with Craig Anderson out of the lineup, trading a second round draft pick in 2013 for St.Louis Blues prospect Ben Bishop.

Bishop has been among the best goalies in the American Hockey League this season and joins the Senators less than a week after Anderson underwent surgery for a severed tendon in his right hand. The 26-year-old Bishop, now the tallest goalie in the NHL at six foot seven, could offer a longer-term solution in the Senators net, but will be pressured by Robin Lehner for time.

The trade clearly gives Jake Allen a great chance in Peoria, and he’ll have to respond with some solid goaltending down the stretch. Allen, a 2011 AHL All-Star, is capable of being a starter, and is tabbed as the future goaltender with the Blues organization.

CAREER STATISTICS
Yr Team Lea GPI W L T OTL Min SO GA SHA GAA SV%
2010-11 St. Louis NHL 7 3 4 0 369 1 17 168 2.76 .899
Peoria AHL 35 17 14 2 2043 2 87 1011 2.55 .914
2009-10 Peoria AHL 48 23 18 4 2793 0 129 1302 2.77 .901
United States WC 1 0 0 20 0 0 5 0.00 1.000
2008-09 St. Louis NHL 6 1 1 1 245 0 12 112 2.94 .893
Peoria AHL 33 15 16 1 1898 1 89 860 2.81 .897
2007-08 Peoria AHL 5 2 2 1 302 0 12 131 2.38 .908
Maine HE 34 13 18 3 1972 2 80 995 2.43 .920
2006-07 Maine HE 34 21 9 2 1907 3 68 887 2.14 .923
2005-06 Maine HE 31 21 8 2 1788 0 68 2.28 .907
2004-05 Texas NAHL 45 35 8 0 2577 5 83 1042 1.93 .920
2003-04 St.L. AAA Blues MAHL 11 8 1 2 660 1 19 1.73
Total NHL 13 4 5 1 614 1 29 280 2.83 .896
Total AHL 121 57 50 8 7036 3 317 3304 2.70 .904
Total HE 99 55 35 7 5667 5 216 2.29
Total WC 1 0 0 20 0 0 5 0.00 1.000
Total NAHL 45 35 8 0 2577 5 83 1042 1.93 .920
Total MAHL 11 8 1 2 660 1 19 1.73
CAREER PLAYOFF STATISTICS
Yr Team Lea GPI W L T OTL Min SO GA SHA GAA SV%
2010-11 St. Louis NHL
Peoria AHL 1 0 1 59 0 2 19 2.04 .895
2009-10 Peoria AHL
2008-09 St. Louis NHL
Peoria AHL
2007-08 Peoria AHL
Maine HE
2006-07 Maine HE
2005-06 Maine HE
2004-05 Texas NAHL 11 9 2 660 0 30 276 2.73 .891
2003-04 St.L. AAA Blues MAHL
Total AHL 1 0 1 59 0 2 19 2.03 .895
Total NAHL 11 9 2 660 0 30 276 2.73 .891

Alex Auld

Posted: January 17, 2012 by Steven Ellis in Ottawa Senators
 

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The Good: With Craig Anderson expected to continue his stellar play in a Senators uniform, there is still a big need for a reliable veteran presence. If Anderson struggles to live up to his play in Colorado, Auld’s role will quickly elevate. Since he has the most experience playing on a new team, Auld should have no problem pushing Anderson to play to the best of his abilities. A well-traveled goalie that knows what it takes to come off the bench and instill confidence in his teammates, something that will be expected of him during his time in Ottawa. He has tremendous size for the goaltending position (6’4, 215 LBS), allowing him to cover his angles well and usually lets the puck hit him.  Ass shown in Vancouver and Florida, Auld is capable of playing the role of starter for stretches. Solid backup goaltender. (more…)

Craig Anderson

Posted: January 17, 2012 by Steven Ellis in Ottawa Senators

The Good: Anderson is a Workhorse goaltender capable of 35+ wins every season, even on a weak team. He actively challenges shooters with a fierce edge and his energetic attitude created a powerful presence in the crease. More importantly, his strong work ethic motivates his team game in and game out. He can dominate games on occasion, mainly because he never quits on a play–even when he’s down and out. One of Anderson’s best traits are his strong legs. With a slightly wide stance, he is able to maintain a very high energy level for the entire game. He can quickly  drop and pop back up and are always sealed to the ice when needed. Anderson displays a great read-and-react style that relies much more on reflexes and pure puck-stopping prowess than refined technique and footwork. His solid size and leg strength allows him to play with a high focus and energy level for an entire 60 minutes. Anderson is an unsung hero for the Ottawa Senators. (more…)