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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. 

NHL Rumors: Senators, Penguins, Maple Leafs, Rangers, Flyers

In today’s NHL rumors rundown, the Ottawa Senators are reportedly exploring the trade market for Alex DeBrincat. Meanwhile, the Pittsburgh Penguins and Toronto Maple Leafs are going to need to take different approaches at the NHL Entry Draft as one GM can be at the team’s draft table, while the other cannot. Is Patrick Roy considered a candidate for the head coaching job with the New York Rangers? Finally, how much are the Philadelphia Flyers prepared to take on in order to trade Kevin Hayes? Senators Looking at Trade Options on DeBrincat A report on Monday by Sportsnet insider Elliotte…

While Senators Open to DeBrincat Trade, Oilers Should Stay Away

News dropped on Monday that the Ottawa Senators “have begun examining the trade market for winger Alex DeBrincat.” Following previous reports that the organization was looking at all contract options for the forward, Elliotte Friedman update the status of things by reporting that DeBrincat isn’t ready to commit and the Senators are testing the market to see what’s out there. Friedman notes: One source referred to it as “Ottawa’s due diligence,” as, according to multiple people, DeBrincat recently indicated he wished to wait until the completion of the Senators’ ownership saga before thinking of committing to a long-term extension. Even if…

Matt Duchene Trade Analyzed

At the beginning of the 2017-18 season, expectations were high for the Nashville Predators and the Ottawa Senators. The Predators were just coming off of their first trip to the Stanley Cup Final and the Senators were one goal away from meeting them there, taking the Pittsburgh Penguins to game seven in the Eastern Conference Final. The Colorado Avalanche, on the other hand, were coming off of their worst finish in franchise history with just 48 points. With the Senators and Predators looking for the missing pieces on their rosters to bolster their lineups and the Avalanche looking to retool…

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Senators’ Best Fourth-Round Picks

For the first time since 2010, the Ottawa Senators do not have a first or second-round pick heading into the NHL Entry Draft. It’s a big change in direction for the franchise, which is now focused primarily on winning games and getting into the playoffs as opposed to developing high-end…


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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.