Ottawa Senators Hire Familiar Face for Player Development Team

While many of the attention is on the available players hitting free agency, the Ottawa Senators have taken care of some other business. The team announced Monday, they have signed long-time Senator Wade Redden as a development coach.

Redden will join the team on Monday in his new role, as the Sens kick off their annual development camp at the Canadian Tire Center in Kanata. Senators general manager Pierre Dorion had this to say about bringing Redden on board to the staff:

Wade's addition is a significant one for our development staff. He'll be especially integral in helping mold our prospects on defence. A leader throughout his playing career, we know the same qualities will translate very well in this new role

Redden spent 14 seasons in the NHL, playing over 1000 games with the Senators, New York Rangers, St Louis Blues and Boston Bruins. He produced 457 points which included 109 goals and 348 assists. This isn't Redden's first job off the ice as he was a part of the Nashville Predators player development team in 2016-17 and again in 2018-19. Redden will be locked in on trying to develop the team's young recently drafted defensemen and look to show them the ropes of what it takes to be an NHL regular.

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