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Oilers Add More Depth with Ennis

Oilers Add More Depth with Ennis

February 24th, 2020 The Edmonton Oilers and the Ottawa Senators have been the two busiest teams on trade deadline day, so it makes perfect sense that they would work together as one team is buying and the other is selling. General managers Ken Holland and Pierre Dorian came to terms on a deal for the Oilers to add...
Islanders Land Pageau From Senators

Islanders Land Pageau From Senators

February 24th, 2020 The Ottawa Senators are one of the busiest teams of deadline day, so far. Just moments after trading Vladislav Namestnikov to the Colorado Avalanche, Bob McKenzie of TSN was the first to report that the Senators have traded forward Jean-Gabriel Pageau to the New York Islanders. Senators...

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February 18th, 2020
Senators Transactions

The Ottawa Senators have traded defenseman Dylan DeMelo to the Winnipeg Jets in exchange for a third-round pick in the 2020 NHL Entry Draft. Jets Desperately Needed a Defenseman The Jets, competing with the Arizona Coyotes, Calgary Flames, and Nashville Predators for a Western Conference wild card spot, have finally addressed their need to add an experienced blue-liner. https://twitter.com/NHLJets/status/1229849011835809792 DeMelo, 26, has played 259-career NHL games between the San Jose Sharks — who drafted him in the sixth round of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft — and the Senators, recording seven goals and 57 assists for 64 points. This season, the right-handed London, Ontario product has recorded 10 assists and 31 penalty minutes in 59 games, has a plus-three rating, and has skated an average of 19:55, a career-high. His Corsi and Fenwick percentages are both well-above 50 per cent, impressive considering he plays for a team with a -44 goal differential. Dylan...
February 18th, 2020
Senators History

There's something special about a player who spends his entire career with one team. Whereas it used to be a common occurrence - think Mario Lemieux, Jean Beliveau, or Joe Sakic - the salary cap era has made the feat somewhat rarer. Now, franchise players often finish their careers in other markets. It's led to the departure of Daniel Alfredsson from the Ottawa Senators, to Jarome Iginla getting traded from the Calgary Flames, or to Martin Brodeur making a brief appearance with the St. Louis Blues. Aging players with big contracts don't have enough value for management to justify keeping them around. That's what makes Chris Phillips' career so special in the modern hockey era. After being drafted first overall by the Ottawa Senators in 1996, he played 1179 games for the team in a career that spanned nearly two decades. Although not known for his offense, he ranks third in franchise history in points among defensemen with 288, as well as second in penalty minutes with 756....
February 17th, 2020
Senators History

In the relatively short history of the Ottawa Senators, they have had many moments for the history books. They rostered many great teams, alongside many great players. Despite having so many fantastic players, only two have eclipsed the 100-point plateau. One of these players is the greatest Senator ever, while the other is one of the best pure goal scores to ever wear the uniform – who did it twice. Let's revisit the 100-point seasons of Daniel Alfredsson and Dany Heatley. But first, two players who came close to 100 points but fell just short. Honourable Mention: Alexei Yashin For several years the Sens record for points in a single season was Alexi Yashin's 44-goal and 50-assist season in 1998-99. His record stood until the 2005-06 season. He was, at that point, likely the best player to ever wear the Senators uniform. Even with an ugly departure from Ottawa in 2001, he still had the lion's share of Senators' glory. In 1998-99, the Senators began a dominant late '90s to...
February 16th, 2020
Ottawa Senators

Rebuilding NHL teams often find themselves in a position where flipping pending free agents is the best course of action, but that rule isn’t universal and doesn’t have to be. Dylan DeMelo is an unrestricted free agent on July 1, as he wraps up his 2 year, $1.8 million contract, and the Senators should do everything they can to keep him in Ottawa. DeMelo was acquired as somewhat of a throw-in in the Erik Karlsson trade, but has carved a niche in a respectable role for the team. Dylan Demelo, Ottawa Senators (Amy Irvin / The Hockey Writers) While the team hasn’t exactly known success since he’s been in Ottawa, that doesn’t impede on the value of his individual performance nor should it. Sens Right Side on Defense The Sens only have one right-handed NHL D-man locked into next year, that being Nikita Zaitsev. DeMelo has been a mainstay on the blue line, ranking third in average time on ice (TOI) with 20:06, 2:35 of that coming shorthanded as one of the...