Pierre Dorion has been given the green light to lead the Ottawa Senators to the National Hockey League’s promised land.

That could mean big changes on the ice in the coming months because it doesn’t sound like the Senators are going to sit still with the current roster which means players will be moved while also bulking up through the NHL draft to get this team back on track.

The Senators have signed Dorion, who took over the role in April, 2016, to a three-year contract extension through 2021-22, and he’s charged with getting this team back to respectability.

As the Senators prepare to face the Toronto Maple Leafs Saturday night in the Battle of Ontario at the Air Canada Centre, the club is sitting 11 points out of a playoff spot and the chances of returning to the playoffs this spring are slim to none.

The Senators advanced to the East final last spring against the Pittsburgh Penguins and lost in overtime of Game 7.