The 2013 Senators training camp first roster casualties should have shocked few, forwards Stefan Noesen and Mike Hoffman have been reassigned – Noesen was returned to the Plymouth Whalers of the OHL and Hoffman rejoined his teammates in Binghamton – while defenceman Cody Ceci was returned to the OHL’s Owen Sound Attack.
Great experience at camp, excited to get back to playing games now with @pwhalers #fridaynighthockey
— Stefan Noesen (@ScubaShteve93) January 16, 2013
The real news isn’t that Ottawa has cut Noesen or Ceci, two players whose fate was ordained from the moment that each player was brought up to training camp and set foot within the dressing room. This was simply a look-see for the coaching staff and an opportunity for them to get a closer look at their development. And conversely, this was an opportunity for the players to take whatever imparted knowledge and confidence that he muster from this experience and positively translate it into their performan...