Belleville Senators 2022 Offseason Player Tracker
The American Hockey League offseason can be tough to keep track of, so we’re making it easier for you to keep tabs on your favourite Belleville Sens players, to see if they return to the Friendly City or take on new opportunities elsewhere.
Our 2022 Offseason Player Tracker was last updated on August 16, 2022, but continue to check back throughout the offseason for updates!
Before we get to the tracker, here are some key definitions that you’ll need to know in order to easily navigate the AHL offseason:
- Entry-level Contract (ELC):
All new players, under the age of 25, are required to sign an ELC. ELC’s last three years if the player is age 18-21, two years if age 22-24 and one year if age 24.
- Restricted Free Agent (RFA):
A player that has reached the end of their initial entry-level contract but is not yet an unrestricted free agent. Their rights are still held by the NHL team.
- Unrestricted Free Agent (UFA):
A player that is older than 25 (or after 7 years, whichever comes first) and his contract ends. UFAs can sign with any team.
- American Hockey League Contract:
If a player signs an AHL contract, they are ineligible to play in the National Hockey League. Players on AHL contracts become UFAs once their deals expire.
- Two-way contract:
Players on a two-way contract have their pay dependent on if they are assigned to the NHL or the AHL. All entry-level contracts are two-way contracts.
- One-way contract:
Players on a one-way contract are paid the same amount of money regardless of whether they play in the NHL or AHL.
The following players had their contracts with the Belleville Senators expire at the conclusion of the 2021-22 season:
|Player||Position||Contract Status||2022-23 Team|
|Andrew Agozzino||C||Unrestricted Free Agent||Signed w/ San Jose Sharks (NHL)|
|Logan Shaw||RW||Unrestricted Free Agent||Signed w/ Toronto Marlies (AHL)|
|Zach Senyshyn||RW||Unrestricted Free Agent||Signed PTO w/ New Jersey (NHL)|
|Clark Bishop||C||Unrestricted Free Agent||Signed w/ Calgary Flames (NHL)|
|Chris Wilkie||RW||Unrestricted Free Agent||Signed w/ Bietigheim Steelers (DEL)|
|Cedric Pare||C||Unrestricted Free Agent||Signed w/ Wheeling Nailers (ECHL)|
|Mitchell Hoelscher||C||Unrestricted Free Agent|
|Kameron Kielly||C||Unrestricted Free Agent|
|Michael Del Zotto||D||Unrestricted Free Agent||Signed w/ Florida Panthers (NHL)|
|Zac Leslie||D||Unrestricted Free Agent||Signed w/ Kunlun Red Star (KHL)|
|Jack Dougherty||D||Unrestricted Free Agent|
|Colby Williams||D||Unrestricted Free Agent||Signed w/ Admiral Vladivostok (KHL)|
|Michael McNiven||G||Unrestricted Free Agent|
The following players are under contract with either the Belleville Senators (AHL) or Ottawa Senators (NHL) for the 2022-23 season:
|Player||Position||Current Contract||Years Remaining|
|Parker Kelly||RW||Ottawa (NHL)||2|
|Scott Sabourin||RW||Ottawa (NHL)||1|
|Jake Lucchini||LW||Ottawa (NHL)||1|
|Rourke Chartier||C||Ottawa (NHL)||1|
|Jayce Hawryluk||RW||Ottawa (NHL)||1|
|Cole Reinhardt||LW||Entry-level contract||2|
|Egor Sokolov||RW||Entry-level contract||1|
|Mark Kastelic||C||Entry-level contract||1|
|Roby Jarventie||LW||Entry-level contract||3|
|Angus Crookshank||LW||Entry-level contract||2|
|Philippe Daoust||C||Entry-level contract||3|
|Viktor Lodin||LW||Entry-level contract||1|
|Ridly Greig||C||Entry-level contract||3|
|Matthew Wedman||LW||Belleville (AHL)||1|
|Dillon Heatherington||D||Ottawa (NHL)||2|
|Kristians Rubins||D||Ottawa (NHL)||1|
|Jacob Larsson||D||Ottawa (NHL)||1|
|Jonathan Aspirot||D||Entry-level contract||1|
|Lassi Thomson||D||Entry-level contract||2|
|Jacob Bernard-Docker||D||Entry-level contract||1|
|Maxence Guenette||D||Entry-level contract||2|
|Xavier Bernard||D||Belleville (AHL)||1|
|Antoine Bibeau||G||Ottawa (NHL)||1|
|Mads Sogaard||G||Entry-level contract||2|
|Kevin Mandolese||G||Entry-level contract||1|
|Logan Flodell||G||Belleville (AHL)||1|
- NHL Draft – July 7-8, 2022:
The NHL Draft will be hosted by the Montreal Canadiens at the Bell Centre, with the first round on July 7 and the second-through-seventh rounds on July 8. The Ottawa Senators have a total of 11 picks throughout the draft, including the 7th overall pick in the first round.
- Qualifying Offers – July 12, 2022:
In order to retain the rights of any restricted free agent, NHL teams must send a qualifying offer by the Monday following the NHL Draft (July 12, 2022). A qualifying offer is considered to be “on the table” for two weeks and if a player signs, they are under contract to the NHL club for one more season. RFAs who do not receive qualifying offers become UFAs on the opening day of NHL free agency (July 13, 2022). Additionally, other NHL teams can send an RFA an offer sheet, which is for a contract with a certain term (years) and dollar amount. The RFA’s current team has seven days to match the offer sheet.If the team matches, then the player remains with their team under the terms of the offer sheet, but if the team does not match, the player goes to the team that signed him to the offer sheet and his former team receives compensation in terms of draft picks based on the financial terms of the offer sheet.
- Free Agency Begins – July 13, 2022:
As of July 13, 2022, The Ottawa and Belleville Senators can sign any unrestricted free agent who is available.