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|Stadium:||Canadian Tire Center|
|Colors:||Black, red, gold, & white|
|Hall of Famers:||Daniel Alfredsson, Dominik Hasek & Marian Hossa|
|Hall of Fame Builders:||Roger Neilson|
|Rivals:||Toronto Maple Leafs & Montreal Canadiens|
|Legends:||Daniel Alfredsson, Dominik Hasek & Marian Hossa|
|Retired Numbers:||4, 8,11 & 99|
|Stanley Cup Titles:||0|
This version of the Ottawa Senators were one of the most recent teams to enter the National Hockey League as they were founded in 1992. In fact the original version of the Ottawa Senators was the more successful franchise and to this day the new Senators have failed to live up to the achievements of the old ones.
The current Ottawa Senators have been in the National Hockey League for thirty years now and they have never won the Stanley Cup. They have only appeared in the Stanley Cup once in their history and it was during the 2006-07 season. However, they were unable to bring the trophy back home to Canada.
During the first four seasons of their existence they would miss the playoffs and would fail to get above sixth place in their division. In fact they were so bad they never won over 20 games in those first four seasons. The first two years were by far the worst as they only won 24 games out of 168 games played, as they played 84 games in each season.
Year three is still the record for the fewest wins in franchise history as they played a total of 48 games and only managed to pick up nine victories. They doubled that amount in year four as they won 18 games in a full 82 game season during the 1995-96 National Hockey League season.
However, it was like an instant turnaround in year five as they went from 18 wins to 31 and finished in third place in the Northeast Division. Despite finishing the year with a losing record they made the playoffs for the first time. However, they would go on to lose in the first round.
That 1996-97 campaign would end up being the start of 11 straight seasons with playoff appearances for the Ottawa Senators. They reached the playoffs for the remainder of the 1990s and the majority of the 2000s as well. They also notched their first playoff series win in 1996-97 as they defeated the New Jersey Devils in six games but would end up losing in Round 2.
The next three seasons they would once again reach the postseason. But they would fail to win another playoff series as they were knocked out by Buffalo and Toronto. That three year stretch also included a pair of four game sweeps, which led to a total playoff record of 2-12 during that time period.
During the 2001-02 season they would finally have some playoff success again. They won their first round matchup before being knocked out in the second round again. During that time they would also set the franchise record for most points in a season with 113 during the 2002-03 season. A mark that would tie just three seasons later during the 2005-06 campaign.
It was also in 2003 they would make their first Eastern Conference Finals appearance. However, they would end up losing in seven games to the New Jersey Devils. During the 2003-04 season they would reach the playoffs again but be knocked out in seven games for the third straight season, once again by the Toronto Maple Leafs.
When the National Hockey League returned from lockout after the 2004-05 season, the Senators would win the fourth division title up until that point in their history, to go along with titles from 1998-99, 2000-01, 2002-03, and now 2005-06. The following season in 2006-07, they would make the Stanley Cup for the first and only time in franchise history.
Throughout the next eight or so years after making the Stanley Cup the Senators were consistently making the postseason. However, that would come to an end for good in 2017 as they have now failed to reach the playoffs for five consecutive seasons. Although 2021-22 was the first time they have shown improvement in a while, as they won 33 games as opposed to wins in the mid 20s throughout the four years prior.
If you are a fan of the Ottawa Senators, then you know that the only thing that matters right now is how they are expected to perform in the 2022-23 season. Do the Ottawa Senators have the star power to make it all the way to the playoffs and win the Stanley Cup in 2023?
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DJ Smith is the head coach of the Ottawa Senators, his overall career record in the National Hockey League regular season is 81-104-24. This head coaching job is his first head coaching job in the National Hockey League. During his tenure, the franchise has failed to qualify for the Stanley Cup playoffs for three straight seasons. It makes you wonder if Smith will be on the hot seat or out of a job if the Senators once again fail to reach the Stanley Cup playoffs.
After a seven-year playing career that ended in 2004, he made the transition to the bench and began his coaching career as an assistant coach for the Windsor Spitfires of the Ontario Hockey League. His first National Hockey League coaching job was with the Toronto Maple Leafs as an assistant. In May of 2019, he was appointed the head coach of the Ottawa Senators.
Brady Tkachuk is the top guy on this Ottawa Senators roster heading into the 2022-23 National Hockey League season. This upcoming season will be his fifth season in the National Hockey League and the former fourth overall pick from the 2018 National Hockey League entry draft has put together a solid career thus far.
Last season he put up some impressive numbers as he found the net 30 times over the course of last year’s National Hockey League season. He also had no problem passing off the puck and setting up his teammates to find the net as well, as he added 37 assists to his total. Overall, he finished with a total of 67 points in 79 games played. Last season he set a career high in goals and assists as the younger brother of Mathew is certainly carving out a solid NHL career for himself already.
Claude Giroux is yet another solid guy on this Ottawa Senators roster heading into the 2022-23 National Hockey League season. However, fans will now have to get used to seeing him in a new uniform after he left his longtime home of Philadelphia in the middle of last season. This upcoming season will be his fifteenth season in the National Hockey League and the former 22nd overall pick in the 2006 National Hockey League entry draft has put together a Hall Of Fame worthy career.
Last season he put up some impressive numbers as he found the net 21 times over the course of last year’s National Hockey League season. He also had no problem passing off the puck and setting up his teammates to find the net as well, as he added 44 assists to his total. Overall, he finished with a total of 65 points in 75 games played.
The Ottawa Senators’ campaign during the 2021-22 National Hockey League season went about as you would’ve expected. They finished the year with a record of 33-42-7 and in 7th place of the Atlantic Division.
There is a lot of optimism surrounding the franchise heading into the 2022-23 National Hockey League season. If they want to improve or keep up their current level of play they will certainly need a ton of production from their stars over the course of the 2022-23 National Hockey League season. The most important thing in any season is how a team starts out of the gate, and then how they look when the all-star break approaches.
In the National Hockey League, a lot can change over a single off-season. It will be interesting to see how their offseason moves translate onto the ice over the course of the 2022-23 National Hockey League season.
They are set to play a full 82-game schedule for only the second time in the last four seasons thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic. Based on their odds to win some hardware headed into the season it is clear how the oddsmakers in Las Vegas feel about them heading into the year.
Their odds to bring home the Atlantic Division championship this season currently sit at +2500 heading into the 2022-23 National Hockey League season, which puts them in 5th in the Atlantic Division out of eight teams.
While their odds to win the Eastern Conference currently sit at +2500 heading into the 2022-23 National Hockey League season, which puts them 11th in the Eastern Conference out of 16 teams.
Their overall odds to bring home the Stanley Cup trophy are currently sitting at +5000 heading into the 2022-23 National Hockey League season, as they rank 20th out of all 32 teams in the National Hockey League.
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Where do the Ottawa Senators play?
The Ottawa Senators play their home games at the Canadian Tire Center.
Who owns the Ottawa Senators?
The Ottawa Senators are owned by the estate of Eugene Melnyk.
Have the Ottawa Senators won the Stanley Cup?
The Ottawa Senators have never won the Stanley Cup.
Who is the Ottawa Senators general manager?
Pierre Dorion is the manager of the Ottawa Senators.
Do the Ottawa Senators play tonight?
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What is the Ottawa Senators record?
The Ottawa Senators had a 33-42-7 win-loss-overtime loss record for the 2021-22 NHL season.
Did the Ottawa Senators win last night?
Fans of the Ottawa Senators are all wanting to know if they won the game last night. You can find more information in relation to the team’s recent form in games on the page at the top.
How much are the Ottawa Senators worth?
According to Forbes Magazine, the Ottawa Senators are worth $525 million.
Who do the Ottawa Senators play tonight?
Like a lot of things in the NHL, things change pretty quickly. So, if you are looking for more information about who the Ottawa Senators play tonight, you have come to the right place. We have all this information for you in detail, you can find these details for upcoming games at the top of the page.
How to watch the Ottawa Senators?
You can watch the Ottawa Senators games on TV channels like TSN5 in English and RDS/RDS2 in French.
Will the Ottawa Senators make the playoffs this year?
For the 2021-22 season, the Ottawa Senators did not make the playoffs, as they finished 7th in their division with a record of 33-42-7.
Will the Ottawa Senators get the 1st pick in the NHL draft?
The order of the draft will be finalized at the end of the 2021-22 season, and it is confirmed that the Ottawa Senators did not have the first overall pick.
When do the Ottawa Senators play?
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Where did the Ottawa Senators finish the season?
The Ottawa Senators finished the 2021-22 NHL season in 7th place in the Atlantic Division and in 24th place in the NHL overall.
How many games did the Ottawa Senators win?
The Ottawa Senators won 33 games during the 2021-22 NHL season.
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