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Team: Ottawa Senators
Age / DOB:  (46) / 8/3/1971
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The Ottawa Senators will play the 10 of the next 11 on the road, with three straight starting tonight against the New York Rangers.
Fortunately for the Senators, they have a 4-0-1 record away from the Canadian Tire Centre this season. The heavy battle tonight will likely be between Mika Zibanejad vs. Derick Brassard, two players that were traded for each other a couple of seasons ago. Brassard has 15 points in 18 games, while Zibanejad has 19 in 20. Starting a road trip with a win is very important, and the Senators will be hoping the momentum from knocking the Rangers out of the second round last year will carry over tonight. Nov 19 - 9:45 AM

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Pierre Dorion and the Ottawa Senators have gained a Canadian Olympian heading into the prime of his career in the Matt Duchene trade.

Duchene and his speedy 26-year-old legs did not come without a considerable price tag in Dorion's biggest move as Senators GM so far. Kyle Turris, two years older and seven months away being a free agent, was the centerpiece the Senators parted with from their roster. They also bid adieu to a first and third round pick, two-way college prospect Shane Bower and goaltender Andrew Hammond, who has been silent since his 2015 fairy tale run. Duchene has the potential to be a better asset than Turris long-term, but with the draft picks and prospect going the other way, the Senators are investing in Duchene's 2015 form (70 points) rather than the 41 points he managed last season.
Nov 5 - 9:07 PM

The Ottawa Senators will not have any healthy scratches for their afternoon game against the Vegas Golden Knights.

Their only scratches will be Mark Borowiecki (illness), and Bobby Ryan (fractured finger). The Senators will look to build momentum after beating the Red Wings 3-1 on Thursday night.
Source: NHL.com
Nov 4 - 2:00 PM

Ottawa's power play has gone for 0-for-16 through three games this season.

The Senators went 0-for-4 against Vancouver on Tuesday night. On the bright side, Ottawa has killed off all nine power play chances for the opposition. Not having Erik Karlsson quarterbacking the man advantage is the biggest reason for the team's early-season struggles.
Source: Ottawa Sun
Oct 11 - 9:00 AM

Former hockey executive and coach Bryan Murray passed away Saturday morning at the age of 74.

Murray was diagnosed with Stage 4 colon cancer in 2014 that spread into his liver and lungs. "Bryan was one of the greatest men that the game of hockey has ever known and also a great father, mentor and teacher," said Senators owner Eugene Melnyk. "We extend our sincere condolences to his wife, Geri, daughters, Heide and Brittany and the entire Murray family on their loss." Murray coached for 18 seasons in the NHL, while amassing 620 victories, and worked as the GM for the Red Wings, Panthers, Mighty Ducks and Senators. Our condolences go out to his family and friends for their loss.
Source: TSN.ca
Aug 12 - 1:55 PM

It was not surprising that Marc Methot was left unprotected by the Senators for the expansion draft.

That was pretty much expected once Dion Phaneuf declined to waive his no-movement clause. We expect the Vegas Golden Knights to draft Methot unless the Sens can make a side deal with them prior to the expansion draft. Ottawa chose to protect the following players: Derick Brassard, Ryan Dzingel, Mike Hoffman, Jean-Gabriel Pageau, Zack Smith, Mark Stone, Kyle Turris, Cody Ceci, Erik Karlsson, Dion Phaneuf and Craig Anderson.
Source: TSN.ca
Jun 18 - 11:18 AM

Ottawa has a 0-for-29 drought on the power play going into Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Final.

The Senators' last power-play goal was scored by Ryan Dzingel in Game 1 against the New York Rangers in Round 2. "It's trying to do things when it's not there," coach Guy Boucher said. "That's being under pressure. We need to be more poised. It's the same as breaking out (of the defensive zone). It's nothing different. If you don't have poise on your breakouts and your zone entries, you're not going to have it on the power play."
May 23 - 11:36 AM

If past performance this playoffs means anything, the Senators should feel confident about their chances of winning Game 5 Sunday afternoon.

The Senators have played four afternoon games so far this postseason and won them all in overtime. If that isn't enough to boost their confidence, their starting goalie Craig Anderson, has some extra incentive to excel as Sunday is his 36th birthday. The last goalie to start a playoff game on his birthday was Martin Broduer, who defeated the Flyers in 2012.
May 21 - 9:54 AM

Pierre Dorion has been nominated for the NHL's GM of the Year Award.

This was Dorion's first full season as the GM of the Senators, and they've made it to the Eastern Conference Final under his watch. Ottawa finished second in the Atlantic Division with a 44-28-10 record. His best move was acquiring goaltender Mike Condon from the Penguins in late October. Edmonton's Peter Chiarelli and Nashville's David Poile are the other two nominees.
May 16 - 9:54 PM

Ottawa has played a patient style in the playoffs and they have made it work so far in the postseason, but in Game 2 against Pittsburgh they were guilty of sitting back too much.

The Senators went a span of 18:53 between the second and third period without recording a single shot on goal. Pittsburgh scored the only goal of the match during that stretch. Ottawa will have to play a more engaged game back at home in Game 3 on Wednesday night.
May 16 - 10:11 AM

Sens head coach Guy Boucher says his team is having a hard time getting shots on goal because the Rangers block so many shots.

After scoring six goals in Game 2, the Sens have managed to find the back of the net just twice in the last two games. "They do block a lot of shots," Boucher said. "You’ve got to give those guys credit. It is tough to get those pucks to the net. Much tougher than I think any opponent we’ve had all year. They’re all very dedicated and very good technically at blocking shots. Probably, I would say right now, that’s our biggest obstacle." The best-of-seven series is tied 2-2. Game 5 will take place in Ottawa on Saturday afternoon.
May 6 - 10:50 AM

Guy Boucher has announced to the media that he will not make any changes to his lineup ahead of Game 2 against the New York Rangers.

Not much of a surprise after the Senators took Game 1 from New York by a score of 2-1 on Thursday. That leaves Tom Pyatt, Chris Kelly, Chris Wideman, Chris Neil, Colin White, Jyrki Jokipakka, and Chris DiDomenico as the scratches for the Sens this afternoon.
Apr 29 - 12:13 PM

The Ottawa Senators and Colorado Avalanche will play two games at the Globen Arena in Stockholm, Sweden next season.

The two NHL squads will play back-to-back games on Nov. 10 and Nov. 11. "Like Canada, Sweden is a great hockey nation. The Ottawa Senators are proud of our rich history in drafting accomplished Swedish players including two of our hockey club's greatest captains, Erik Karlsson and Daniel Alfredsson," said owner Eugene Melnyk in a statement. "Our return to Stockholm, Sweden is a truly unique opportunity to showcase the Senators and NHL brands to a larger worldwide audience." It's believed that both teams will head overseas a couple of days early and will have a break when they return.
Mar 24 - 9:44 AM

Before Erik Karlsson scored the Senators' second goal Saturday night, the previous three goals scored by Ottawa players were by trade deadline acquisitions.

In Ottawa's 2-1 win over Colordao on Thursday, Alex Burrows scored both the Sens' goals and Saturday night the Sens' first goal was scored by Viktor Stalberg. Both these players were acquired in deadline deals. Looks good on Ottawa GM Pierre Dorion.
Mar 5 - 10:23 AM

The Senators seem to be looking to acquire a forward before the trade deadline.

Rumors have it that the Sens have inquired about Stars forwards Jiri Hudler and Patrick Sharp, the Red Wings' Thomas Vanek, Jets' Drew Stafford, Coyotes pivot Martin Hanza and Devils' forward P.A. Parenteau. Although the Sens do not want to give up top prospects Thomas Chabot and Colin White, they might be willing to part with Curtis Lazar and/or Cody Ceci. Stay tuned.
Source: Ottawa Sun
Feb 26 - 10:55 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Derick Brassard
2Matt Duchene
3Jean-Gabriel Pageau
4Gabriel Dumont
5Nate Thompson
LW1Mike Hoffman
2Zack Smith
3Ryan Dzingel
4Nick Paul
5Tom Pyatt
6Clarke MacArthur
RW1Mark Stone
2Bobby Ryan
3Alex Burrows
4Christopher DiDomenico
D1Erik Karlsson
2Dion Phaneuf
3Cody Ceci
4Mark Borowiecki
5Fredrik Claesson
6Johnny Oduya
7Thomas Chabot
8Chris Wideman
9Ben Harpur
G1Craig Anderson
2Mike Condon