Senators Rumors & News

  • Senators aggressive in pursuit of Avs' Duchene

    Ottawa Sun "The Ottawa Senators have done more than kick tires on disgruntled Colorado Avalanche centre Matt Duchene. Sources say Senators general manager Pierre Dorion has been aggressive in his pursuit of the 26-year-old Duchene, who begrudgingly reported to training camp last week while he continues to..." September 19

  • Colin White out six to eight weeks with broken wrist

    Ottawa Citizen "Ottawa Senators rookie centre Colin White suffered a broken left wrist in Monday’s 6-2 pre-season victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs and will be lost for six to eight weeks. It’s a crushing blow for White, who stood a decent chance of making the Senators opening day roster due as Derick..." September 19

  • Ottawa’s depth issues magnified by Karlsson’s absence

    TSN "If there is one thing that the Ottawa Senators cannot afford, it’s to lose superstar defender Erik Karlsson for an extended period of time. In part, that’s why Karlsson had off-season surgery to repair torn foot tendons – to ensure that long-term, the nagging pain goes away. But there are two..." September 19

  • Sens' Ryan calls 2016-17 a 'nightmare'

    TSN "Ahead of Monday's preseason opener with the Maple Leafs, right-winger Bobby Ryan spoke to TSN's Brent Wallace about his "nightmare" 2016-17 season. When asked for a few words to describe last year, Ryan responded with "Nightmare, you don't need more than one really. It was a tough year for me..." September 18

  • NHL goalies won’t wear smaller chest protectors this season

    Sportsnet "NHL goalies will get to wait another year until they are required to downsize their chest protectors, according to Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports. The proposal to reduce the size of certain pieces of goaltender equipment — specifically their chest protectors and pants — was discussed at last..." September 18

  • Flames’ Lazar talks getting confidence back: ‘Last year I felt lost’

    Sportsnet "The Calgary Flames aren’t a club unaccustomed to seeing their young stars make headlines. But while it’s been Johnny Gaudreau, Sean Monahan, Matthew Tkachuk and Sam Bennett drawing the eyeballs up until now, there’s one other young gun in the mix who’s looking to put his name in that..." September 16

  • Senators F MacArthur fails medical, not cleared to play

    TSN "Clarke MacArthur failed his medical upon reporting to training camp with the Ottawa Senators on Thursday and has not been cleared to play this season. MacArthur made a surprising return to the NHL last season in April despite having been ruled out for the year after a training camp..." September 14

  • Bobby Ryan looking to replicate playoff performance in 2017-18

    Sportsnet "After a particularly tumultuous 2016-17 season saw Bobby Ryan post just 25 points through 62 games – the lowest points per game pace of his career – the Ottawa Senators veteran found his offensive rhythm in the grind of the playoffs. Through 19 post-season tilts, Ryan led all Senators forwards..." September 13

  • Craig Anderson wants to retire a Senator

    TSN "Craig Anderson is entering a contract year in Ottawa and, while he insists his focus is on the season, he adds his future is with the Senators. Anderson, 36, is set to begin his seventh season with the Senators since being acquired during 2010-11 season from the Colorado Avalanche for Brian..." September 13

  • IIHF president Rene Fasel shoots down talk of late NHL Olympics deal

    Sportsnet "Although the NHL said in April that it would no longer be participating in the 2018 Olympics, there has been hope that the league, IIHF and IOC would still be able to strike a late agreement to ensure a best-on-best tournament. A month after the NHL’s announcement, IIHF president Rene Fasel..." September 13

  • NHL players survey: 21 of 31 say Quebec City should be next for expansion

    USA Today "If the NHL decides to add a 32nd team, players would want it to be located in Quebec City, Quebec. USA TODAY Sports polled 31 high-profile players at the NHL/NHL Players' Association media tour and 21 (67.7%) chose Quebec as the venue the league should next embrace. Seattle finished second..." September 11

  • Karlsson’s return may not happen until November

    TSN "Erik Karlsson stood in front of reporters on Monday afternoon wearing a pair of sandals that gave everyone a clear view of his surgically repaired left foot. The Senators captain admitted he's currently forced to wear the open-toed footwear because the scar on his foot keeps opening up when he..." September 11

  • Senators GM Pierre Dorion excited for new season of challenges

    Sporting News "For Senators General Manager Pierre Dorion it was a short summer, but an enjoyable one. That's what happens after your team makes a surprising run to the Eastern Conference Final, and very nearly plays for hockey's Holy Grail, the previous spring. “For the most part, everywhere I’ve been this..." September 11

  • Senators reducing Canadian Tire Centre seating by 1,500

    Ottawa Citizen "If you’re the Senators, how do you deal with the embarrassment of so many empty seats? You put a black tarp over them, that’s how. After a 2016-17 season that featured shockingly poor attendance numbers and a summer in which the club’s brain trust was scratching its head searching for..." September 08

  • Neil: I've turned down offers, want 'right fit'

    TSN "Chris Neil said Friday he's turned down both one-year, one-way deals and professional tryouts as a free agent this off-season. The 38-year-old who has spent his entire 15-year NHL career with the Ottawa Senators said he's looking for the "right fit" in a team to continue his playing career..." September 08

  • Erik Karlsson not skating yet, 'a long shot' for Senators opener

    Sporting News "Erik Karlsson was in the Big Apple Wednesday, taking part in the NHL's preseason Media Tour, and told The Athletic's Pierre LeBrun that he has not skated since undergoing surgery on his left foot in June and is unsure if he will be ready to play by Opening Night. Later in the day, Karlsson..." September 08

  • Report: NHL trade deadline will be Feb. 26

    Pro Hockey Talk "The 2017-18 NHL trade deadline, one of the most highly anticipated days of the hockey calendar, will take place on Feb. 26, according to Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports. The lead-up to last year’s trade deadline saw a number of high profile deals." September 08

  • Senators’ Erik Karlsson on return date: ‘I’m not really sure’

    Sportsnet "Ottawa Senators captain Erik Karlsson is not skating at the moment and says he doesn’t have a timetable for a return to the ice following off-season foot surgery. Karlsson, who was a finalist for the Norris Trophy as the NHL’s top defenceman this past season, underwent a procedure in June to..." September 07

  • Senators remove 1,500 seats from arena

    TSN "The Ottawa Senators have removed approximately 1,500 seats from the Canadian Tire Centre in order to drive demand in season ticket sales according to Brett Wallace. They have one of the lowest season ticket bases in the NHL. The change will be seen at the top of both ends. In 2016-17, the..." September 07

  • Karlsson hasn't skated yet; opening-night status unclear "Ottawa Senators defenseman Erik Karlsson is planning to make his 2017-18 season debut in October, but playing opening night is a long shot because he still hasn't skated since having surgery on four torn tendons in his left foot June 14. The Senators open the season against the Washington..." September 06

  • Don Cherry on Olympics: ‘I’m glad we’re not going’

    Sportsnet "NHL players may be unhappy with the league’s decision to not participate in the 2018 Olympics, but it suits Don Cherry just fine. The colourfully dressed commentator and former coach joined Sportsnet’s Starting Lineup on Tuesday morning and discussed how impractical it would be for everyone to..." August 22

  • Alfredsson left front-office job with Senators 'to be a stay-at-home dad'

    Ottawa Sun "At some point, Daniel Alfredsson could return to a front office position with an NHL team. For now, though, Alfredsson says it’s time “to be a stay-at-home dad for awhile.” Alfredsson, who abruptly resigned as the Ottawa Senators senior advisor of hockey operations in early July, says his..." August 21

  • White ready for bigger role with Senators "Ottawa Senators center Colin White found perspective in three games late last season, one of which was Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Final. They were the only games he played after signing his first professional contract on April 2, but they were spread across nearly eight weeks, including..." August 14

  • Former Sens coach and GM Murray dead at 74

    TSN "Long-time hockey executive and coach Bryan Murray has died at the age of 74. A native of Shawville, Quebec and one of 10 children, Murray announced that he had Stage 4 colon cancer that spread into his liver and lungs in 2014. As coach, Murray took the Ottawa Senators to the Stanley Cup..." August 12

  • Senators’ Nate Thompson calls Leafs’ Martin ‘prototypical enforcer’

    Sportsnet "With a fresh two-year, $3.3-million deal in his back pocket, winger Nate Thompson is a month away from joining the Ottawa Senators‘ ranks after spending eight years in sunnier locales like Anaheim and Tampa Bay. But while Thompson is getting prepped to enter into the Battle of Ontario fray..." August 11

  • Melnyk says door is closed on 2018 Winter Olympics

    Ottawa Citizen "There’s no secret plan for NHL players to go to the Winter Olympics in 2018. While there has been speculation the league has a schedule in its back pocket to attend the Games in February in Pyeongchang, South Korea in case the International Olympic Committee has a change of heart to try to..." August 07

  • The Senators are going to need another big season from Craig Anderson

    Pro Hockey Talk "During the Ottawa Senators’ stunning run to Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals much of the attention was focussed on their “boring” style of play under coach Guy Boucher, and how they were able to play a tight defensive game to scratch and claw their way to victories. And all of that was a..." August 07

  • Senators are getting a bargain now, but keep an eye on that Erik Karlsson contract situation

    Pro Hockey Talk "Erik Karlsson wasn’t playing at nearly 100 per cent during the Stanley Cup playoffs — and he was still by far Ottawa’s best player in their run to Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Final. Not only was he Ottawa’s best player, he was often the best player on the ice between the Senators and their..." August 06

  • Senators crest has always been close to Bowers' heart "Growing up in Herring Cove, Nova Scotia, a fishing community on the Atlantic Ocean, Shane Bowers was an Ottawa Senators fan. It took a journey that crisscrossed North America from the rocky seacoast to America's heartland, but now the 18-year-old center prospect, whose bedroom was decorated..." August 05

  • Chris Neil wants a one-way deal, and says he’s received offers

    Ottawa Citizen "Four weeks into National Hockey League free agency, unsigned tough guy Chris Neil remains confident he’ll find a job that appeals to him. In the meantime, he’s working on his knuckle ball, his tennis serve, and, oh yes, his goal-scoring skills. “I had a good game last night,” Neil, who is..." July 28

  • Senators sign defenceman Johnny Oduya to a one-year contract "The Ottawa Senators (@Senators) announced today that the club has signed defenceman Johnny Oduya to a one-year, $1 million contract. The contract has games played, time-on-ice and playoff bonuses that could add up to another $1,250,000 to the one million guarantee. Oduya, 35, started last..." July 24

  • Senators signing Nate Thompson 'excited' for Canadian 'adventure'

    Ottawa Sun "On the ice, Nate Thompson’s familiarity and previous success with Ottawa Senators coach Guy Boucher should make for a relatively easy transition to his new squad. Off the ice, though, Thompson acknowledges there might be a little “culture shock” in adjusting to a Canadian climate after spending..." July 23

  • Senators, Dzingel agree on two-year deal to avoid arbitration

    Ottawa Sun "Ryan Dzingel has signed a two-year, $3.6 million contract with the Ottawa Senators. Dzingel and the Senators were scheduled for a salary arbitration hearing on Friday morning, but settled on the new contract before the meeting. Dzingel, 25, scored 14 goals and 18 assists in 81 games in..." July 21

  • AHL players eligible to appear in 2018 Winter Olympics

    Fanrag Sports "As the war wages on of which hockey players can and cannot appear in the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, another shoe dropped on Wednesday night with the announcement that players on AHL contracts will be allowed to appear. The same does not hold true at this time for those who..." July 20

  • Senators GM Pierre Dorion still has work to do

    Ottawa Sun "The job is never finished for general manager Pierre Dorion. But once the Senators either head to an arbitration hearing with winger Ryan Dzingel on Friday morning in Toronto or settle before it gets there, Dorion will likely have most of the club’s pieces in place for training camp in..." July 18

  • Pageau avoids arbitration and signs three-year deal with Sens

    Ottawa Citizen "The Ottawa Senators have avoided going to arbitration with centre Jean-Gabriel Pageau. The Senators centre, who had a standout performance in the playoffs, agreed to a three-year, $9.1 million contract Monday with a cap hit of $3.03 million per-season. Pageau, 24, finished with 12 goals and..." July 17

  • Viktor Stalberg signs in Switzerland

    TSN "Viktor Stalberg has signed a two-year deal to play with EV Zug in Switzerland. The 31-year-old scored 11 goals and added 16 points in 75 games last season with the Ottawa Senators and Carolina Hurricanes." July 11

  • Senators' Chris Driedger: Secures new deal

    CBS Sports "Driedger inked a one-year, two-way contract with Ottawa on Wednesday. Considering the Senators also re-signed Mike Condon for the No. 2 role this upcoming season, Driedger figures to spend the bulk of the year with AHL Belleville." July 05

  • Daniel Alfredsson is leaving the Ottawa Senators organization

    Ottawa Citizen "Daniel Alfredsson is leaving the Ottawa Senators organization, Postmedia has learned. No further details are known at this time. Alfredsson, who is widely regarded as the best player to wear Ottawa colours, has been serving as the team’s senior advisor or hockey operations for the past two..." July 01

  • Sources: Nate Thompson signs with Ottawa

    Ottawa Citizen "The Ottawa Senators are expected to buy on the free agent market when the clock strikes noon. The Senators are close to signing unrestricted free agent centre Nate Thompson, who spent last season with the Anaheim Ducks. The two year deal is believed to be worth $1.65 million per-season." July 01

  • Blackhawks sign Evanston native Tommy Wingels as free agency begins

    Chicago Tribune "The Blackhawks weren't expected to make any big-money moves entering free agency thanks to the constraints of the salary cap and when they are likely to place Marian Hossa on injured reserve. And after free agency opened on Saturday, the Hawks announced the signing of former winger Patrick..." July 01

  • Senators' White 'knocking at the door' of NHL

    Ottawa Sun "Any delay in Derick Brassard’s recovery from shoulder surgery could leave the Senators leaning heavily on one of their first-round picks next fall. Unless, that is, they land another veteran centre at some point this summer. While most would expect Colin White to make the team out of camp,..." June 30

  • Habs, Sens have inquired on Vegas D Emelin

    TSN "TSN Hockey Insider Pierre LeBrun reports the Montreal Canadiens have investigated the price of acquiring defenceman Alexei Emelin back from the Vegas Golden Knights. LeBrun said, however, he is unsure whether the Canadiens will proceed in trying to reacquire the defenceman. Emelin was..." June 28

  • Three-Year Contract Extension For Mike Condon In Ottawa

    kuklaskorner "Ottawa Senators (@Senators) general manager Pierre Dorion announced today that the club has signed goaltender Mike Condon to a three-year contract extension. The contract will carry an average annual value of $2.4 million ($1.7 M in year one, $2.5M in year two, $3M in year three). Condon, 27,..." June 28

  • Methot: 'I have zero ill-will towards anybody'

    Ottawa Citizen "Marc Methot didn’t want to move on but he’s happy he finally has a new home. The former Ottawa Senators’ defenceman, picked up by the Vegas Golden Knights in the expansion draft last Wednesday, told Postmedia Tuesday morning in his first interview since being dealt to the Dallas Stars Monday..." June 27

  • Sens tried to get Methot back from Vegas

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Ottawa Senators did their best to make sure they didn’t lose Marc Methot in the expansion draft. They attempted to get Dion Phaneuf to waive his no-move clause so they could keep Methot, but that didn’t work out. On Monday, TSN hockey analyst Pierre LeBrun reported that the Golden..." June 27

  • Ottawa extends Pyatt — two years, $2.2 million

    Ottawa Citizen "Tom Pyatt decided the grass isn’t always greener elsewhere. Sources confirmed a report the Ottawa Senators winger agreed to a two-year, $2.2 million deal to stick with the club instead of going to unrestricted free agency on July 1. Pyatt, 30, who had nine goals and 23 points in 82 games..." June 26

  • Senators GM Dorion confirms he had trade offers for Methot

    Fanrag Sports "One of the biggest questions that came up after the expansion draft related to the Ottawa Senators and defenseman Marc Methot. Nearly every other club that had to expose a quality player spun some sort of deal with the Vegas Golden Knights, sending others and draft picks to ensure that the..." June 23

  • Six Canadian teams on Methot's no-trade list

    TSN "Marc Methot doesn't appear to be heading north of the border again anytime soon. TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger reports that Methot, a native of Ottawa, has listed every Canadian team except the Senators on his 10-team no-trade list. Methot was selected by the Vegas Golden Knights off the..." June 23

  • Craig Anderson wins Masterton Trophy after harrowing season

    Bleacher Report "Ottawa Senators goaltender Craig Anderson was named the 2017 Masterton Trophy winner at Wednesday night's NHL Awards in Las Vegas. Anderson beat out Anaheim Ducks forward Andrew Cogliano and Carolina Hurricanes forward Derek Ryan for the hardware, which recognizes perseverance, sportsmanship..." June 22