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Founded and established by Ottawa real estate developer Bruce Firestone, the team is the second NHL franchise to use the Ottawa Senators name. The original Ottawa Senators, founded in 1883, had a famed history, winning 11 Stanley Cups, and played in the NHL from 1917 until 1934. On Dec. 6, 1990, after a two-year public campaign by Firestone, the NHL awarded a new franchise, which began play in the 1992–93 season. In total, the present-day Senators have reached the postseason 16 times, including a trip to the 2007 Stanley Cup Final, which they lost to the Anaheim Ducks. 

Senators’ Donovan Deserves to Be at the World Juniors

The Ottawa Senators won’t have a contingent of players at the 2024 World Junior Championship. Oskar Pettersson is a lock for Sweden’s team following a four-point performance at last year’s tournament and a strong start to the 2023-24 season, but the rest of the Senators’ top prospects are a long shot. Tomas Hamara earned a silver medal with Czechia at the 2023 World Juniors but, apart from his last few games, he hasn’t looked great in the Ontario Hockey League (OHL). Kevin Reidler and Filip Nordberg suited up for Sweden’s international team this season, but compared to their teammates, they…

NHL Rumors: Oilers, Canadiens, Maple Leafs, Canucks, Senators

In today’s NHL rumors rundown, the Edmonton Oilers were said to be scouting the Montreal Canadiens and Columbus Blue Jackets. Who were they looking at, Elvis Merzlikins or Sam Montembeault? Meanwhile, the Vancouver Canucks are looking at a couple of different options for their blue line. There are questions about if the Toronto Maple Leafs should go all in to add a defenseman. Finally, the Ottawa Senators are getting Thomas Chabot back. How will they make room for him? Oilers Scouting Merzlikins and Montembeault Eric Engels of Sportsnet reported that three Oilers scouts were in attendance Wednesday night as the Canadiens…

Today in Hockey History: Nov. 29

One of the most important buildings in the history of the National Hockey League hosted its first-ever game on this date. Also, Los Angeles and St. Louis saw their fair share of memorable moments. In addition, a handful of goaltenders had their time in the spotlight while numerous personal milestones were reached. It is time for our daily trip back in time to revisit all the great memories made on Nov. 29. Magic Moments at the Montreal Forum The world-famous Montreal Forum officially opened its doors for the first time on Nov. 29, 1924, as the Montreal Canadiens beat the…

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Senators FAQ

What year were the Ottawa Senators founded?

The current version of the Senators was founded and established by Ottawa real estate developer Bruce Firestone in 1992.

When did the Ottawa Senators play their first game?

The Senators’ first game was played on Oct. 8, 1992, against the Montreal Canadiens. They won 5-3.

Who is the current head coach of the Ottawa Senators?

D.J. Smith is the current head coach for the Ottawa Senators.