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Borowiecki, Hainsey, Pageau named Ottawa Senators alternate captains

Two homegrown veterans and a new face will be the on-ice leaders for the Sens this season.

Training camp starts today for league's worst team last year

From left: Mark Borowiecki, Ron Hainsey and J-G Pageau will be the Ottawa Senators' alternate captains this season. There won't be a captain. (@Senators/Twitter)

Mark Borowiecki, Ron Hainsey and Jean-Gabriel Pageau will serve as alternate captains for the Ottawa Senators this season.

The Senators made the announcement Thursday as players reported for medicals and testing at training camp.

For the second season in a row, the Senators will not have a captain. Ottawa's most recent captain was Erik Karlsson, who was traded to the San Jose Sharks before last season.

Borowiecki and Pageau are homegrown Senators from Ottawa.

Ottawa Senators' Mark Borowiecki participates in athletic testing during training camp in Ottawa, Thursday Sept. 12, 2019 (Justin Tang/Canadian Press)

Borowiecki, a defenceman, has played 322 games with the Senators since making his debut in the 2011-12 season.

Forward Pageau debuted with Ottawa the next season and has suited up for 368 games with the Senators.

Ottawa Senators' Jean-Gabriel Pageau participates in team photos during training camp in Ottawa, Thursday Sept. 12, 2019. (Justin Tang/Canadian Press)

Hainsey signed with the Senators this summer after two seasons with the Toronto Maple Leafs. He has played 1,068 career NHL games on defence and is now on his seventh team.

Ottawa finished last season at the bottom of the NHL standings. It opens its pre-season on Tuesday in St. John's against the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Meanwhile, the Senators announced that defenceman Christian Wolanin will be out a minimum of four months with a torn left labrum.

Senators coach D.J. Smith said Wolanin suffered the injury during a pre-camp skate.

"It was just a freak accident. He just kind of fell and his arm went back," Smith said. "You just feel bad for the kid."

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