Ben Sexton (ice hockey)

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Ben Sexton
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Born (1991-06-06) June 6, 1991 (age 29)
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight 196 lb (89 kg; 14 st 0 lb)
Position Centre
Shot Right
Played for Ottawa Senators
NHL Draft 206th overall, 2009
Boston Bruins
Playing career 2013–2020

Ben Sexton (born June 6, 1991) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey forward who played with the Ottawa Senators in the National Hockey League (NHL). A centreman, he was selected by the Boston Bruins in the seventh round, 206th overall, of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft. Sexton is the son of one of the Ottawa Senators' founding partners, Randy Sexton.

Playing career[edit]

Collegiate[edit]

Sexton played four years at Clarkson University. In his junior year, Sexton was named team captain and was named to the ECAC Hockey All-Academic team.[1] He was also awarded Clarkson's Mike Morrison Dedication Award and Clarkson Ironman Award.[2] The following season, again serving as captain, Sexton was named to the ECAC Hockey All-Academic team for the second year in a row.[1]

Professional[edit]

On March 20, 2014, Sexton signed an entry level contract with the Boston Bruins and was subsequently assigned to their American Hockey League affiliate, the Providence Bruins.[3]

On July 1, 2017, Sexton signed a two-year, two-way contract with the Ottawa Senators.[4] Sexton was assigned to the Senators' American Hockey League affiliate, the Belleville Senators, after training camp. Sexton received a call-up in March 2018 and played his first NHL game on March 26, 2018, against the Carolina Hurricanes.[5] He was reassigned to the AHL a game later.[6] At the conclusion of the season, Sexton was Belleville's nominee for the Yanick Dupre Memorial Award as AHL man of the year.[7]

On December 5, Sexton and Macoy Erkamps were traded to the Pittsburgh Penguins in exchange for Stefan Elliott and Tobias Lindberg.[8] Re-assigned to AHL affiliate, the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, Sexton appeared in 26 games, accruing seven goals and three assists for 10 points

As a free agent from the Pittsburgh Penguins, Sexton opted to remain within the organization by continuing with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton on a one-year AHL contract on July 11, 2019.[9]

Having missed the entirety of the 2019–20 season due to a concussion injury, Sexton announced his retirement after 7 professional seasons on May 9, 2020.[10]

Personal life[edit]

Sexton comes from a family of hockey players; his father is one of the Ottawa Senators' founding partners, Randy Sexton. His younger brother Patrick played NCAA hockey for the University of Wisconsin from 2015–2017.[11]

Career statistics[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2007–08 Nepean Raiders CCHL 48 15 15 30 71 6 1 5 6 4
2008–09 Nepean Raiders CCHL 38 14 21 35 54 11 3 9 12 22
2009–10 Penticton Vees BCHL 50 13 29 42 83 5 1 2 3 4
2010–11 Clarkson University ECAC 12 3 5 8 12
2011–12 Clarkson University ECAC 27 8 21 29 44
2012–13 Clarkson University ECAC 28 5 15 20 70
2013–14 Clarkson University ECAC 35 6 22 28 88
2013–14 Providence Bruins AHL 9 1 1 2 9
2014–15 Providence Bruins AHL 35 3 9 12 57 5 0 0 0 2
2015–16 Providence Bruins AHL 29 4 1 5 45 1 0 0 0 2
2016–17 Albany Devils AHL 54 19 12 31 60 4 0 2 2 0
2017–18 Belleville Senators AHL 30 10 11 21 16
2017–18 Ottawa Senators NHL 2 0 0 0 0
2018–19 Belleville Senators AHL 17 0 9 9 16
2018–19 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins AHL 26 7 3 10 31
NHL totals 2 0 0 0 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "BEN SEXTON". clarksonathletics.com. Retrieved October 19, 2018.
  2. ^ "Clarkson Presents Honors at Awards Banquet". ecachockey.com. April 21, 2013. Retrieved October 19, 2018.
  3. ^ "Bruins Sign Ben Sexton to an Entry-Level Contract". NHL.com. March 20, 2014. Retrieved October 19, 2018.
  4. ^ "Senators sign centre Ben Sexton to two-year, two-way contract – Sportsnet.ca". Retrieved March 27, 2018.
  5. ^ Tidcombe, Matt (July 24, 2018). "Sexton fulfills dream of playing for the Senators". bellevillesens.com. Retrieved October 19, 2018.
  6. ^ "Ottawa reassigns Sexton". bellevillesens.com. March 28, 2018. Retrieved October 19, 2018.
  7. ^ Tidcombe, Matt (April 14, 2018). "Sens announce winners of 2017-18 team awards". bellevillesens.com. Retrieved October 19, 2018.
  8. ^ "Senators acquire Stefan Elliott and Tobias Lindberg from Pittsburgh". NHL.com. December 5, 2018. Retrieved December 5, 2018.
  9. ^ "Ben Sexton signs with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins". July 11, 2019. Retrieved July 11, 2019.
  10. ^ "Ben Sexton announces retirement". Twitter. May 9, 2020. Retrieved May 9, 2020.
  11. ^ "Patrick Sexton". eliteprospects.com. Retrieved October 19, 2018.

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