Pierre Dorion made a statement about his team

Published September 7, 2021 at 8:36 PM

The Ottawa Senators announced today that they have extended the contract of their general manager Pierre Dorion. This contract binds the GM until the 2024-2025 season with the Sens.

In an interview today, the Ontario native said that the rebuild is now a thing of the past in Ottawa. Dorion seems to have big ambitions for his team, starting next year.

"The rebuild is over, we can now move to another level, I would say. I see the Ottawa Senators playing exciting, high quality hockey in the next four years."

It is true to say that the future is bright in the national capital. In addition to established young players like Thomas Chabot and Brady Tkachuk, the organization has some excellent talent like Tim Stutzle and Josh Norris, who completed their rookie seasons last year.

In terms of the Sens' prospect bank, the Canadian roster is full of talented young wolves. Defensemen Jake Sanderson and Erik Brannstrom should both be important pieces of the defensive line in the near future.

Forwards Vitaly Abramov, Lassi Thomson and Egor Sokolov all got some experience last season with the Belleville Senators of the American League. They could all cause a surprise at training camp in a few days.

With their extremely young core, it would be surprising to see the Ottawa Senators make the playoffs next year. Remember that we will be seeing the return of the Atlantic Division, which includes several NHL powers. Will we see the young Sens cause a major upset this season?
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