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Team: Ottawa Senators
Age / DOB:  (45) / 8/3/1971
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Ottawa's power play sits last overall in the NHL 15 games into the 2016-17 season.
The Senators have scored a league-low four times on 43 opportunities. Ottawa finished the 2015-16 campaign in the 26th overall spot and it was hoped that coach Guy Boucher would help correct the issue. Chris Neil served as a net-front presence during Monday's practice and Dion Phaneuf might be tried in that spot down the road. Nov 15 - 8:40 AM

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Guy Boucher insists that revenge won't be on his mind when the Ottawa Senators take on his former team, the Tampa Bay Lightning, on Saturday night.

Boucher coached the Lightning from two and a half years starting in 2010, but was fired after a 13-17 start during the 2012-13 season. "That's why I'd love to say, 'Oh my goodness, it's a revenge day,' and the whole big story so you can get a great story," Boucher said. "But for me, I'm so grateful... Steve Yzerman and Mr. Vinik, Julien (BriseBois), I owe them a lot. As a family we had four years down there, a really good life. I was very fortunate he gave me the reins of an NHL team. The animosity I guess people would be looking for, there's none of it."
Oct 22 - 8:27 AM

The Ottawa Senators have purchased AHL Binghamton for the purposes of moving it to Belleville, Ontario.

The relocation involves an eight-year deal with the City of Belleville, starting with the 2017-18 campaign. For Ottawa the obvious advantage to this is that it'll have an AHL squad closer to home. "Hockey is back in Belleville. The people of Belleville are a deeply passionate and proud hockey community," said Ottawa Senators owner Eugene Melnyk. "This community has truly earned the return of hockey and I am committed to making the Belleville Senators an integral part of the city. I want to personally thank the Mayor, Councillors and City staff for their hard work in helping bring the Senators to Belleville. This is the dawn of new era of hockey in Belleville and we are excited to be part of it."
Sep 26 - 11:45 AM

The Ottawa Senators are still interested in playing a game on Parliament Hill.

The Senators will be celebrating their 25th anniversary in 2017 and the plan all along has been to play an outdoor game on Parliament Hill. Unfortunately, the plan hasn't developed as quickly as the organization would have hoped. "It’s being worked on at all levels," owner Eugene Melnyk said. "We’re still having discussions." It sounds like there's still a lot that needs to be done before a potential outdoor game takes place. If for some reason a game on Parliament Hill doesn't work out, the Sens may play an outdoor game at TD Place football stadium instead.
Source: Ottawa Sun
Aug 18 - 11:41 AM

The Ottawa Senators will make "a significant hockey announcement" on Tuesday afternoon.

A press conference with owner Eugene Melnyck, Bryan Murray and general manager Pierre Dorion will all be in attendance. It's unclear what the announcement will be, but some believe it could be about an outdoor game in Ottawa in 2017 or that the team has secured some land to build a new downtown arena. We'll have more details as the story unfolds.
Aug 15 - 7:02 PM

Ottawa Senators GM Pierre Dorion was disappointed with the team's penalty killing last season.

The Sens had the second-worst penalty killing in the NHL last year at 75.8 percent. Only the Calgary Flames were worse (75.5). "I felt our penalty killing was not at the level it should have been last year," said Dorion. "Now, that’s coaching, but it’s also personnel. Adding a guy like Chris Kelly, who is a tremendous penalty killer and who can take draws, is something else we needed to do."
Aug 15 - 10:33 AM

Ottawa GM Pierre Dorion is confident that the Senators will be a playoff team.

"I don't want to make any brash statements. For us, I think if we play with the structure Guy [Boucher] is going to bring. I'm very positive with the coaches we hired — both Guy and the coaching staff with Marc Crawford, Rob Cookson, Martin Raymond, Pierre Groulx and Kris Young — I feel really confident they're going to do a good job," said Dorion. "You look at the personnel, the coaching and the improvement of the 20 guys we're going to put on the ice from where we finished last year to where we are now and I really feel this is a playoff team." Ottawa did not live up to expectations last year and the club is aiming high again in 2016-17.
Source: Ottawa Sun
Aug 14 - 8:01 PM

The Ottawa Senators have hired Martin Raymond to serve as an assistant coach under Guy Boucher.

Raymond is someone with experience serving as Boucher's assistant coach as he was in that role during their shared tenure with the AHL's Hamilton Bulldogs as well as the Tampa Bay Lightning. Since Raymond and Boucher last parted ways, Raymond has been acting as the head coach of the QMJHL's Drummondville Voltigeurs for two-plus campaigns. "We’re very fortunate to add someone with Martin’s diverse skill set to complete our staff," said Boucher. "He fits our desire to add an NHL-experienced voice and augments our group to the point where we feel comfortable with the ratio with which we’ll be able to provide individual direction to players. Given his existing familiarity with my team-oriented expectations, he’s the right choice to help in the implementation and growth of a culture that is conducive to success."
Jul 23 - 1:29 PM

The Senators are still looking to acquire a depth defenseman.

Well they had one they didn't want to sign in Patrick Wiercioch. Now they will be looking to alter the mix of their blueline a bit with the acquisition of perhaps a veteran rearguard who is a little more stable and likely less talented than Wiercioch. Stay tuned.
Jul 2 - 11:17 AM

Don't expect the Ottawa Senators to capture headlines in the first day of the free agent period.

"I like my team," said Senators GM Pierre Dorion. "If I don’t make any moves or signings (Friday) that doesn’t mean we may not sign somebody (in the next few days) or make trades later on in the summer. There will still be options to make moves." Dorion added that Ottawa shouldn't be expected to make a big bang during the free agent process. That being said, they'll certainly be looking to add complimentary pieces to their squad.
Source: Ottawa Sun
Jul 1 - 9:42 AM

Ottawa GM Pierre Dorion doesn't think he will be able to move up from the No. 12 pick in the 2016 NHL Draft.

"There's always a possibility of moving up," Dorion said Monday. "Realistic? I think, at this point, in time every scout, chief scout, director of player personnel, is telling their GM a pick — or whatever it is — in the top 10 is so valuable. One of the upsides of missing the playoffs is you get to pick really early in the draft. If I was a gambling man, which I'm not really, I'd say we're going to end up picking 12th." Dorion is convinced the Senators will get a good player in that spot anyway and he's probably right. Ottawa could choose from players like Logan Brown, Travis Jost, Clayton Keller or Jakob Chychrun, who might be available in that range.
Jun 21 - 9:29 AM

The Ottawa Senators have hired Pierre Groulx as the team's new goalie coach.

Groulx previously worked with Senators starter Craig Anderson when they were both with the Florida Panthers. Groulx also has ties with Senators head coach Guy Boucher from when they were with the Montreal Canadiens. ‎"We continue to feel strongly about adding people with significant NHL experience to our staff and Pierre meets that want in an unconditional manner," said Boucher. "Not only is he someone with whom I enjoyed terrific success while in Hamilton, his familiarity and previous work experience with Craig Anderson is something that I’m certain will be of the utmost benefit to the organization."
Jun 17 - 9:03 AM

Rob Cookson has joined the Ottawa Senators as an assistant coach.

Cookson is coming from Switzerland's Zurich, where he also served as an assistant. Prior to that he spent 11 seasons as an assistant with the Calgary Flames. This move also reunites him with Guy Boucher and Marc Crawford, who worked together during the 2015 Spengler Cup.
Source: Ottawa Sun
Jun 16 - 10:08 AM

Kurt Kleinendorst has been selected as AHL Binghamton's head coach.

Binghamton is a minor-league affiliate of the Ottawa Senators. Kleinendorst has served as Binghamton's bench boss before and led them to the Calder Cup in 2011. He was more recently the head coach of the AHL's Iowa Wild. "Kurt has a proven record of being able to balance both development and winning at the AHL level," said Binghamton Senators GM Randy Lee. "During his time in the organization our prospects were taught what it takes to be a good professional and how to understand their role as part of a successful team concept. We’re very excited to have him back in the organization."
Jun 8 - 12:10 PM

According to Ottawa Sun reporter Ken Warren, the Senators are unlikely to make a big splash in the free agent market.

Warren does not believe the Sens are close enough to the Cup to warrant the signing of any of the big fish such as Steve Stamkos, Milan Lucic and David Backes. However, Warren does believe players such as Mikkel Boedker, Jiri Hudler and David Perron are in play. Ottawa clearly needs a scoring forward so keep an eye on this situation this offseason.
Source: Ottawa Sun
May 21 - 9:57 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Kyle Turris
2Derick Brassard
3Jean-Gabriel Pageau
4Zack Smith
5Chris Kelly
6Curtis Lazar
LW1Mike Hoffman
2Clarke MacArthur
3Ryan Dzingel
4Tom Pyatt
RW1Bobby Ryan
2Mark Stone
3Chris Neil
4Buddy Robinson
5Phil Varone
D1Erik Karlsson
2Dion Phaneuf
3Marc Methot
4Cody Ceci
5Mark Borowiecki
6Chris Wideman
7Fredrik Claesson
8Andreas Englund
G1Craig Anderson
2Mike Condon
3Andrew Hammond