Senators Rumors & News

  • Goaltender Interference Dominates GM Meetings

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The NHL General Managers are currently at their yearly meetup in Boca Raton, Florida, and the agenda is filled with discussions on how to make the game better and more appealing to fans. Goaltender interference reviews were one of the biggest issues heading into the meetings, and one brought up..." March 19

  • Senators’ Ryan Dzingel ‘fine’ after taking puck to head

    Sportsnet "Saturday’s matchup between the Ottawa Senators and Columbus Blue Jackets was briefly put on hold after a scary incident involving forward Ryan Dzingel. Midway through the third period, Dzingel was struck in the back of the head by slapshot from Senators teammate Mike Hoffman. He stayed down..." March 18

  • Rangers adding Erik Karlsson a dream that should stay that way

    New York Post "On three different occasions over the past few weeks, The Post has encountered people inside the NHL who either implied or inquired about the possibility of the Rangers going after superlative defenseman Erik Karlsson, who it seems inevitable will be traded by the Senators before the June 22..." March 17

  • Why Nugent-Hopkins is auditioning for both Oilers and Senators

    Sportsnet "Ryan Nugent-Hopkins may or may not know it. But with Ottawa Senators general manager Pierre Dorion taking in his second consecutive Edmonton Oilers game, he is auditioning. For the Oilers first, and the Senators second. As Dorion looked on, Nugent-Hopkins’ time on Connor McDavid’s left wing..." March 15

  • Bobby Ryan's days in Ottawa are likely numbered - and he's handling it like a pro

    Ottawa Sun "The day before the NHL trade deadline, Bobby Ryan thought he was gone. The Senators veteran winger heard there had been a deal worked out that would send him and Erik Karlsson to a Western Conference hockey team. His time in Ottawa, he believed, was over after four and a half seasons. “I..." March 13

  • Stone (leg) will not make trip to Florida

    TSN "Ottawa Senators forward Mark Stone will not be traveling with the team to Florida for their upcoming games against the Florida Panther and Tampa Bay Lightning, head coach Guy Boucher said Sunday. Stone injured his leg Friday in the team's 2-1 loss to the Calgary Flames." March 11

  • NHL jumps into esports market with international tournament

    Pro Hockey Talk "The National Hockey League is finally entering the esports market and teaming up with EA Sports to deliver the 2018 NHL Gaming World Championship, a bracket-style 1-on-1 tournament that will begin on Saturday, March 24 for players in the U.S., Canada and Europe. Players can register at..." March 09

  • Eugene Melnyk writes to fans, commits to keeping Senators in Ottawa

    Pro Hockey Talk "If you’re still listening, Ottawa Senators fans, your owner has a message for you. Eugene Melnyk wants you to know that things are going to change, that the future looks better than the grim picture Melnyk is responsible for painting. Senators fans will remember that just a few months ago,..." March 02

  • The Significance Of March 1st On The NHL Calendar

    Pro Hockey Rumors "There has been quite the influx of prospect signings today as no fewer than four players have inked their entry-level contracts. This isn’t a coincidence as March 1st is an important day on the NHL calendar that often goes under the radar. When players sign contracts in-season, the first year..." March 02

  • Why an Erik Karlsson deal to Golden Knights fell through at NHL trade deadline

    CBS Sports "This year's NHL trade deadline was a pretty exciting one. Plenty of recognizable names got moved in the days and hours leading up to the deadline as teams made an effort to load up for the back half of the season. But the most talked-about name heading into this year's frenzy was defenseman..." February 28

  • Erik Karlsson open to re-signing with Senators: ‘I never wanted to leave’

    Sportsnet "There’s no question the biggest fish available at the trade deadline was Ottawa Senators defenceman Erik Karlsson. A two-time Norris Trophy winner, Karlsson is one of the best players in the game today and carries an entirely manageable $6.5 million cap hit through the 2018-19 season. At the..." February 27

  • Ottawa Senators Fans Are Trapped in Hell

    Vice Sports "Sports are a religion with personal seat licenses. One asks for blind faith, sacrifice and a commitment to powerful, mysterious entities only the blessed few will ever encounter, and the other is religion. They have the power to unite and offer comfort in times of sorrow because there's a plan,..." February 27

  • Senators GM: No 'franchise deal' offered at trade deadline for Erik Karlsson

    Sporting News "The Ottawa Senators were the team to watch as the NHL’s trade deadline came to a halt at 3 p.m. ET. Rumors of Mike Hoffman, Zack Smith, and, most of all, two-time Norris Trophy winner Erik Karlsson were much ado about nothing. TSN Insider Bob McKenzie reported the Vegas Golden Knights were..." February 26

  • Senators flip Shore to Flames

    TSN "Just days after being acquired in the Dion Phaneuf/Marian Gaborik trade, forward Nick Shore has been flipped by the Ottawa Senators to the Calgary Flames in exchange for a 2019 seventh-round pick. In 55 games split between the Los Angeles Kings and the Ottawa Senators, the Denver, Colorado..." February 26

  • Senators trade defenceman Ian Cole to Blue Jackets

    Sportsnet "The Ottawa Senators have traded defenceman Ian Cole to the Columbus Blue Jackets. Cole was acquired by the Senators on Friday in the three-team deal that sent Derick Brassard to the Pittsburgh Penguins. The rebuilding Senators made it clear they had no intention of dressing the rental..." February 26

  • Could ESPN try and regain some NHL TV rights in the next round of contract negotiations?

    Awful Announcing "The NHL has a long history on ESPN, with games airing there from 1980-82, 1985-88, and 1992-2004. Since that time, the league has been on NBC and Versus/NBCSN in addition to its own NHL Network, and the ten-year extension of the NBC/NBCSN deal in 2011 means rights won’t come up until after the..." February 26

  • Sharks reportedly making ‘serious push’ for Erik Karlsson

    Pro Hockey Talk "Try to picture this: A blue line with Brent Burns and Erik Karlsson on it. Together. That would be a whole lot of fun, wouldn’t it? That may have seemed farfetched a few months ago, but not anymore. According to TSN 1200’s AJ Jakubec, the San Jose Sharks are making a push to acquire Karlsson..." February 26

  • Alex Burrows and Johnny Oduya placed on waivers

    Ottawa Citizen "Alex Burrows may have suited up for his final game with Ottawa Senators after being placed on waivers Sunday at noon. The Senators also waived veteran defenceman Johnny Oduya because they haven’t been able to deal him. If he does clear then it’s doubtful he’ll play much here. It gives a team..." February 25

  • Senators, Erik Karlsson working to make trade happen ahead of deadline

    Sportsnet "It wasn’t so long ago that the idea of the Ottawa Senators trading Erik Karlsson seemed nearly impossible. What a difference a few weeks can make. It goes without saying that every team wants a player like Karlsson. But which ones actually have a shot? Sportsnet insiders Elliotte Friedman,..." February 25

  • Senators scratch Oduya, reportedly working on trade

    Ottawa Sun "Ottawa Senators captain Erik Karlsson will be in the lineup for Saturday afternoon’s game against the Philadelphia Flyers, but Johnny Oduya won’t be. With trade speculation running fast and furious, the presence of Karlsson means the captain is still here – for now. Veteran defenceman Johnny..." February 24

  • Complex Brassard trade shows Senators are a motivated seller

    Sportsnet "No one can accuse the Ottawa Senators of being unable to complete complex transactions. If we learned anything during Friday’s drawn-out three-way deal with Pittsburgh and Vegas, it’s that the salary cap hurdles aren’t too much for Senators general manager Pierre Dorion to handle at a time when..." February 24

  • Why the Golden Knights got involved in Derick Brassard deal

    Pro Hockey Talk "If Vegas Golden Knights general manager George McPhee is to be believed, getting forward Ryan Reaves and a draft pick while not having to give up anything but some cap space was the meal ticket. McPhee, who spoke to the media in Las Vegas during the first intermission of their game against the..." February 24

  • Senators send Brassard to Penguins in 3-team deal with Golden Knights

    Sportsnet "The Pittsburgh Penguins have acquired forward Derick Brassard from the Ottawa Senators as part of a three-team trade also involving the Vegas Golden Knights, the teams announced Friday evening. Along with Brassard, Pittsburgh also receives a third round draft pick (2018) and forward prospect..." February 24

  • Gary Bettman doesn't believe NHL players will go to 2022 Beijing Games

    USA Today "NHL commissioner Gary Bettman said Friday that the Winter Olympics previously have been "incredibly disruptive" to the league and he doesn't anticipate NHL players participating in the 2022 Games in Beijing. Speaking in a panel discussion at the Sloan Sports Analytics Conference in Boston,..." February 23

  • Pens acquire Brassard from Sens

    TSN "According to TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger, the Pittsburgh Penguins have acquired centre Derick Brassard from the Ottawa Senators for a package including their 2018 first-round pick and defenceman Ian Cole. Dreger reports goaltending prospect Filip Gustavsson is also heading to the Senators..." February 23

  • Trades fantasy hockey owners should root for

    Pro Hockey Talk "Trades can really liven things up for a sport, so here’s hoping that the intriguing Michael Grabner to Devils move is the catalyst for a memorable stretch of swaps. While there’s always the risk that a player will struggle to get acclimated to a new city and new teammates, trades can also..." February 23

  • ESPN to simulcast TSN NHL trade deadline show Monday

    Awful Announcing "Hockey fans who accuse ESPN of ignoring their sport won’t have quite as much to gripe about at this year’s trade deadline. ESPN announced Friday that it will simulcast TSN’s TradeCentre will be simulcast on ESPN3 all day Monday and on ESPN2 from 2-4 p.m. ET. The show will be hosted by James..." February 23

  • NHL Rumors: Lightning ‘Aggressively’ Pursuing Erik Karlsson Trade

    NESN "The Boston Bruins are the hottest team in hockey with an NHL-best 22-3-3 record since Dec. 18. The B’s have rocketed up the Eastern Conference standings as a result, so much so that they have a very real chance of overtaking the Tampa Bay Lightning for the top record and No. 1 seed in the East..." February 22

  • Amid Karlsson trade rumors, Ryan to return for Sens

    Pro Hockey Talk "During Tuesday’s Insider Trading segment on TSN, Bob McKenzie noted that to trade for Erik Karlsson, a suitor might need to assume the mammoth contract of Bobby Ryan. Ryan, 30, hasn’t played since Feb. 1 and has been limited to 39 games this season because of hand/wrist injury issues that have..." February 21

  • Sens could discount Karlsson if team is willing to take Bobby Ryan

    Ottawa Sun "The talk surrounding Erik Karlsson’s future with the Ottawa Senators has suddenly reached a feverish pitch. The Senators don’t want to trade their captain and franchise player, but word around the National Hockey League is that they’re listening to offers and there’s no shortage of..." February 21

  • Ottawa Senators’ bus gets in minor accident on way to game

    Larry Brown Sports "As if things weren’t already going badly enough for the Ottawa Senators this season, now they have this. The Senators’ team bus got into a minor accident on the way to the United Center for the team’s game against the Chicago Blackhawks on Wednesday. According to TSN 1200 in Ottawa, the players..." February 21

  • Lightning Claim Gabriel Dumont off Waivers from Senators

    Hockey Fights "The Tampa Bay Lightning have claimed forward Gabriel Dumont off waivers from the Ottawa Senators, vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman announced today. Dumont will be assigned to the Crunch. Dumont, 27, has skated in 30 NHL games this season with the Lightning and Senators,..." February 21

  • NBC Sports chairman acknowledges Olympic hockey ratings are down dramatically with NHL players sitting out

    Awful Announcing "NBC’s shot at projected strong viewership for this winter’s Olympic hockey tournament ended on May 29, 2017, when the NHL announced that its players would not be allowed to participate. Nine months later, the Olympic group stages are through, and NBC is indeed suffering from an absence of..." February 20

  • Penguins and Jets expressed trade interest in Brassard

    Fanrag Sports "The Ottawa Senators could become a key player on the NHL trade front in the next week, should general manager Pierre Dorion choose to deal assets with term remaining rather than simply the rentals that are largely available leaguewide at this time of year. During a Monday afternoon appearance..." February 20

  • Erik Karlsson trade unlikely before deadline

    Fanrag Sports "With one week to go until the NHL trade deadline, some hockey fans are still dreaming big. Erik Karlsson big. The 27-year-old Swedish defenseman can become an unrestricted free agent in 2019, and there seems to be a growing sense of pessimism in Ottawa that the Senators will be able to..." February 20

  • What is the trade value of checking centres Plekanec, Pageau?

    Sportsnet "Heading into the NHL’s trade deadline, the market is loaded with top-line wingers like Evander Kane and Rick Nash, along with slightly less likely to be traded players with term like Mike Hoffman and Max Pacioretty. But one area we haven’t heard much about is the centre position. For the most..." February 18

  • Sens-Jets deal involving Mike Hoffman likely too complicated

    Sportsnet "The Winnipeg Jets are looking to bolster their already-impressive roster for a lengthy playoff run and Ottawa Senators winger Mike Hoffman’s name has been bandied about in trade rumours frequently this season. So, could the Jets and Sens be possible trade partners ahead of the Feb. 26..." February 18

  • Blues in ‘serious’ trade talks with Sens for Hoffman, Brassard

    Sportsnet "The St. Louis Blues are “engaged in serious discussions” with the Ottawa Senators on a trade that could involve forwards Mike Hoffman or Derick Brassard, according to a new report from Blues beat writer Lou Korac. Citing a source, Korac reports if the two teams complete a trade, it will be for..." February 17

  • Senators owner Eugene Melnyk to serve as team’s CEO

    Ottawa Sun "What is it they say … If you want something done right, do it yourself? Apparently, Eugene Melnyk has decided to take that approach in running his Ottawa Senators. Rather than hiring a replacement for recently departed president and chief executive officer Tom Anselmi, the Senators owner..." February 17

  • Senators trade DiDomenico to Blackhawks for Pokka

    Ottawa Sun "The trades keep coming. The Ottawa Senators acquired 23-year-old defenceman Ville Pokka from the Chicago Blackhawks organization Thursday in exchange for forward Chris DiDomenico. Pokka, who had scored four goals and 18 assists in 46 games with the Blackhawks’ American Hockey League..." February 15

  • NHL Rumors: Senators set the market with more trades possible

    Sporting News "The Senators made the first significant trade of 2018, shipping defenseman Dion Phaneuf to the Kings in a four-player transaction. That move might not be the last by Ottawa general manager Pierre Dorion before the NHL's Feb. 26 trade deadline. Hours before the Phaneuf trade, TSN's Darren..." February 15

  • Senators' Dorion: Phaneuf trade a preview of 'a lot of things' to come "A four-player trade with the Los Angeles Kings was just the beginning of what should be a busy time for the Ottawa Senators heading into the NHL Trade Deadline, general manager Pierre Dorion said Wednesday. The Senators acquired forwards Marian Gaborik and Nick Shore from the Los Angeles Kings..." February 14

  • Dion Phaneuf, Nate Thompson Dealt To Los Angeles For Marian Gaborik

    Pro Hockey Rumors "After much speculation, TSN’s Darren Dreger tweets that the Ottawa Senators and Los Angeles Kings have agreed to a deal that will send Marian Gaborik and Nate Thompson to Ottawa for Dion Phaneuf and Nick Shore. The deal will also see Ottawa absorb 25% of Phaneuf’s cap hit." February 13

  • Ottawa Senators Put High Price On Derick Brassard

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Ottawa Senators have deemed Derick Brassard available, but only for a very high price. According to Pierre LeBrun of The Athletic, the team is looking for a first-round pick, top prospect and a third piece of some sort in exchange for the veteran center. Brassard is under contract for 2018-19,..." February 12

  • Canadiens’ Plekanec, Senators’ Brassard garner interest on trade market

    Sportsnet "Due to a shortage of available centres prior to the trade deadline, Derick Brassard of the Ottawa Senators and Tomas Plekanec of the Montreal Canadiens are being targeted by some teams, reports to Sportsnet’s Headlines panel. Brassard, 30, is under contract through the 2018-19 season and has a..." February 11

  • Two years after Phaneuf trade, Leafs content to keep growing without a captain

    TSN "Almost two years ago to the day of their Saturday night matchup against the Ottawa Senators, the Toronto Maple Leafs punctuated the worst season in franchise history by trading then-captain Dion Phaneuf to their division rivals in Ottawa. Sending Phaneuf off from the team hotel in Calgary on..." February 10

  • Senators announce 3-year contract extension for GM Dorion

    Ottawa Sun "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..." February 09

  • Tom Anselmi out as Senators president and CEO

    Ottawa Sun "Big changes taking place at the top of the Ottawa Senators organization. Just over 12 months after taking over, Tom Anselmi is out as president and chief executive officer of the National Hockey League club. TSN’s Darren Dreger first reported Friday that Anselmi was leaving the job he..." February 09

  • Senators Sign Ben Harpur to Two-Year Contract Extension

    Hockey Fights "The Ottawa Senators announced today that the club has signed defenceman Ben Harpur to a two-year, one-way contract extension. The contract will carry a value of $650,000 in the 2018-19 National Hockey League season and $800,000 in the 2019-20 season. Harpur, 23, has recorded one point in 20 NHL..." February 09

  • Burrows won't appeal 10-game suspension

    Ottawa Sun "Alex Burrows did the crime and he’ll do the time. The Ottawa Senators forward released a statement through the NHL Players’ Association on Thursday evening saying he wouldn’t appeal the 10-game suspension he received from the National Hockey League’s Player Safety Department for using his knee..." February 08