40 Facts About Ottawa Senators


The original Ottawa Senators, founded in 1883, had a famed history, winning the Stanley Cup 11 times, playing in the NHL from 1917 until 1934.

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The Ottawa Senators have made 16 playoff appearances, won four division titles, and won the 2003 Presidents' Trophy.

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When Sutter was eventually signed to coach the Boston Bruins, Ottawa Senators signed Rick Bowness, the man Sutter replaced in Boston.

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Ottawa Senators's appeal was first met with a plan for tax relief, but the tax relief program was cancelled.

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Ottawa Senators was replaced by John Muckler, the Senators' first with previous management experience.

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The Ottawa Senators had a high turn-over of personnel and the disappointment of 2006 to overcome and started the season poorly.

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The article by Roy MacGregor, a long-time reporter of the Ottawa Senators, stated that former assistant coach Pierre McGuire had already been interviewed.

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Ottawa Senators stated that Melnyk was allowing him to continue as the general manager without restraint.

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Ottawa Senators started his overhaul with the trading of Mike Fisher to the Nashville Predators.

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The trading of Fisher, a fan favourite in Ottawa Senators, led to a small anti-Underwood backlash with the banning of her songs from the playlists of some local radio stations.

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On trade deadline day, Ottawa Senators picked up goaltender Curtis McElhinney on waivers and traded Chris Campoli with a seventh-round pick to the Chicago Blackhawks for a second-round pick and Ryan Potulny.

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Five Ottawa Senators were voted in or named to the event, including Daniel Alfredsson, who was named the captain of one team.

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The Ottawa Senators became the first team in modern NHL history to overcome a 14-point deficit at any juncture of the season to qualify for the playoffs.

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However, the Ottawa Senators lost to the Canadiens in six games in the first round of the playoffs.

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The Ottawa Senators were outside of a playoff position at the time of the deal, and played well until the end of the season, but fell just short, placing fifth in the division.

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In June 2016, the Ottawa Senators hired Rob Cookson as an assistant coach, who had worked with both Boucher and Crawford in Switzerland, and Pierre Groulx as a goaltending coach.

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The Ottawa Senators would come within one game of the Stanley Cup Finals, but lost in double overtime of the seventh game of their Eastern Conference Final series against the Pittsburgh Penguins, who went on to win their second consecutive Stanley Cup.

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The Ottawa Senators ended up with the fourth-overall pick in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft as a result of their poor record.

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The Ottawa Senators elected to keep the pick and selected forward Brady Tkachuk fourth-overall.

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Just before the regular season started, the Ottawa Senators traded their captain Erik Karlsson to the San Jose Sharks for a large package of players and draft picks.

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In contrast, Ottawa's farm team the Belleville Senators put together a very impressive, albeit-shortened season led by Ottawa's top prospects which included Josh Norris, Drake Batherson, Alex Formenton and Erik Brannstrom among others.

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Meanwhile, the San Jose Sharks suffered an unexpected collapse that year which significantly benefited the Ottawa Senators who had acquired their first-round draft pick in the Erik Karlsson trade.

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Ottawa Senators found themselves with the third and fifth picks in the 2020 NHL draft and used them to select highly touted prospects Tim Stuetzle and Jake Sanderson.

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The Ottawa Senators again traded away veterans at the trade deadline for draft picks.

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The arena, used by the junior Ottawa 67's, was renovated for the Senators, including adding press boxes and luxury boxes.

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In 2011, in time for the Ottawa Senators hosting the NHL All-Star Game, the team installed a new video scoreboard, known as the 'Bell HD' screen, made by Panasonic.

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Local media speculated that the Ottawa Senators were actively pursuing a bid, authorized by Melnyk shortly before his death.

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Ottawa Senators operate in a bilingual marketplace and operate as a bilingual business.

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Ottawa Senators is officially bilingual, and the demographics of the census metropolitan area of Ottawa Senators-Gatineau is a mix of anglophones and francophones.

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The policy of the Ottawa Senators is to provide services and do marketing in both English and French to its mixed fanbase.

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Ottawa Senators games are broadcast on both the English-language TSN and the French-language RDS networks, in a long-standing agreement with Bell Media.

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From 2000 to 2007, the Ottawa Senators wore a black alternate jersey with gold, red and white accents.

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In 2011, the Ottawa Senators introduced a throwback-inspired third jersey design.

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The design of the shield-type patches was intended to be similar to the shield patches that the original Ottawa Senators added to their jerseys after each Stanley Cup championship win.

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In 2017, the Ottawa Senators' jerseys received a slight makeover when Adidas replaced Reebok as the NHL's uniform provider.

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Much like the Red Mile in Calgary during the Flames' 2004 cup run and the Copper Kilometre in Edmonton during the Edmonton Oilers' 2006 cup run, Ottawa Senators fans took to the streets to celebrate their team's success during the 2007 playoffs.

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The City of Ottawa Senators then closed Elgin Street for each game of the Final.

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Ottawa Senators games are broadcast locally in both the English and French languages.

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The Senators are broadcast on radio in French through Intersport Production and CJFO-FM in Ottawa.

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Ottawa Senators noted that the network already had four commentators among its personalities – including Gord Miller, Chris Cuthbert, Rod Black, and Paul Romanuk, who were likely candidates to serve as the new voices of the Senators.

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