Senators Rumors & News

  • Bovada gives Canada best odds at 2016 World Cup of Hockey

    Pro Hockey Talk "It’s no secret that Canada’s been on a strong run at the international level, and it’s no surprise that they’re considered the favorites heading into the 2016 World Cup of Hockey. Seriously, just look at the B Team put together by The Hockey News’ Mike Brophy; even with the strange hook of..." August 29

  • Cody Ceci inks new deal with Ottawa Senators

    Today's Slapshot "With the weeks ticking down until the 2016-17 regular season begins, Ottawa Senators defenseman Cody Ceci was one of the league’s remaining restricted free agents who had yet to see a new deal. That changed on Tuesday, though. The Senators confirmed that Ceci, who finished his 2015-16 season..." August 23

  • Friedman shares latest intel on top NHL RFAs

    Today's Slapshot "Fresh off his Olympic work assignment, Sportsnet NHL Insider Elliotte Friedman dove back into the hockey scene on Tuesday evening with an appearance on NHL Network that covered the status of some of the top restricted free agents. Sean Monahan’s name was recently removed from that list, with..." August 23

  • Senators sign three-year deal with Logan Brown

    Ottawa Sun "The Senators have signed Logan Brown to a three-year entry-level deal. Selected No. 11 overall in the NHL entry draft in June, the Windsor Spitfires forward agreed to the deal Friday morning at the Canadian Tire Centre which means if he makes the team coming out of training camp next month..." August 19

  • Jerseys, pucks at World Cup will include tracking chips

    The Score "The future is now for hockey. The NHL held a press conference Wednesday to discuss the upcoming World Cup of Hockey, including the introduction of brand new technology. It was unveiled that both pucks and player jerseys will feature computer chips that track player speed, distance between..." August 17

  • Sens will retire Daniel Alfredsson’s No. 11 this season

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Ottawa Senators made their “significant hockey announcement” on Tuesday. The team announced that they’ll be retiring Daniel Alfredsson’s number 11 prior to their home game against the Detroit Red Wings on Dec. 29. There’s no doubt that Alfredsson is fully deserving of this honor. He’s the..." August 17

  • U.S. Senator says NHL sending ‘conflicting, mixed messages’ on concussions, CTE

    The Hockey News "In late July, NHL commissioner Gary Bettman responded to questions from U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal about hockey and its link to concussions and chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). Bettman wrote that research indicated no clear link could be drawn between the sport and CTE, and Blumenthal..." August 16

  • Sens GM Dorion: 'We're a playoff team'

    Ottawa Sun "It’s just over a month — 39 days for those keeping score at home — until the Senators report for training camp at the Canadian Tire Centre but Pierre Dorion sounds like a man who can’t wait to get going. The Senators GM, heading into his first season in this role after taking the reins from..." August 15

  • Which Craig Anderson will show up for Senators this season?

    Pro Hockey Talk "Heading into last year, some worried that the Ottawa Senators would put too much stock in Andrew Hammond‘s stunning, likely unrepeatable run (which saved their 2014-15 season). That didn’t happen. Instead, Craig Anderson regained his role as the clear No. 1 goalie; Hammond only appeared in four..." August 14

  • Ottawa Senators welcome Derick Brassard with open arms

    Ottawa Citizen "Who says you can’t go home? Derick Brassard welcomed the move to the Senators with open arms. Dealt to the Senators last month by the New York Rangers in exchange for Mika Zibanejad, the Ottawa centre met with the local media for the first time since the trade last month Friday morning at..." August 13

  • Puempel shooting for full-time NHL job with Senators

    Ottawa Citizen "At the Canadian Tire Centre, whenever Matt Puempel scores a goal for the Ottawa Senators, they play Elvis Costello’s Pump It Up over the arena sound system. Perhaps considering how his 2015-16 campaign went, something by Yo-Yo Ma might be more appropriate. Essex’s Puempel was up and down..." August 12

  • Sens, Ceci discussing bridge and long-term deals

    Ottawa Sun "Cody Ceci is the last man not signed on the dotted line. But by the time the Senators open the season on Oct. 12t, GM Pierre Dorion is confident Ceci will be back on the club’s blueline. Speaking to reporters Friday at the Bell Sensplex, Dorion indicated he’s been in regular contact with..." August 12

  • Bettman: NHL participation in 2018 Olympics not a current priority

    The Score "As of right now, the 2018 Olympics in Pyeongchang are not on Gary Bettman's mind. The NHL commissioner was at Busch Stadium on Tuesday to discuss January's Winter Classic between the St. Louis Blues and Chicago Blackhawks, but touched on other topics during his press conference. One of the..." August 11

  • NHL preseason schedule highlighted by arena debuts "The 2016-17 NHL preseason schedule, released Wednesday, features the first games at two NHL arenas. On Sept. 26, the second day of the 15-day, 106-game schedule, the Edmonton Oilers open Rogers Place with a split-squad game against the Calgary Flames. Edmonton also will host the Anaheim Ducks..." August 10

  • Dates NHL Fans Should Have Marked on Their Calendars for the 2016-17 Season

    Bleacher Report "The National Hockey League will be celebrating its 100th anniversary this season, and it should be a special one. There will be four outdoor games featuring some big rivalries and historic firsts, and new NHLers will be introduced to hockey's biggest stage and play important roles for their new..." August 09

  • Zibanejad moved into new Ottawa house days before trade to New York

    The Score "Mika Zibanejad had plans to move this summer - within Ottawa. The newest member of the New York Rangers moved into a new house during his final days as a Senator, writes NHL's Dan Rosen. Zibanejad was traded on July 18 in a move that saw Derick Brassard head to the Canadian..." August 06

  • Ranking the 31 NHL general managers

    The Score "Every day this week, theScore's hockey editors are evaluating NHL teams on a different level of management. This time, we're focusing on the GMs, ranking them based on salary cap and asset management, as well as draft history. Farm systems Head coaches General managers Owners (Thursday, Aug...." August 03

  • ‘Thank you, Mom’: Bobby Ryan pens emotional letter to his late mother

    Pro Hockey Talk "A week after announcing on Twitter that his mother passed away, Ottawa Senators forward Bobby Ryan penned an emotional letter in the Players’ Tribune, thanking her for having such a profound influence on his life. A story from Sportsnet in September of 2013 detailed how Ryan’s childhood..." July 30

  • Senators turn attention to bridging gap with Cody Ceci

    Ottawa Citizen "Next up is Cody Ceci. After signing winger Mike Hoffman to a four-year, $20.75-million deal on Wednesday, the Senators will now turn their attention to getting one of their top young blue-liners signed before training camp. While Senators GM Pierre Dorion and Ceci’s agent J.P. Barry have..." July 28

  • Senators lock up Mike Hoffman with 4-year, $20.75M deal

    Sportsnet "The Ottawa Senators have avoided arbitration with forward Mike Hoffman, signing the 26-year-old sniper to a four-year, $20.75-million contract. Hoffman’s deal carries an average annual value of $5,187,500 against the salary cap. He was scheduled for an August 4 arbitration hearing. " July 27

  • N.H.L. Commissioner Gary Bettman Continues to Deny C.T.E. Link

    New York Times "Responding to written questions from a United States senator about the effects of concussions in hockey, N.H.L. Commissioner Gary Bettman continued to deny a link between concussions and the brain disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or C.T.E. He blamed the news media for fanning fear of..." July 27

  • Senators hire Martin Raymond as assistant coach

    Sportsnet "The Ottawa Senators have hired Martin Raymond as an assistant coach, the team announced Friday morning. Raymond has a long history of coaching with Guy Boucher, who was hired as the Senators’ head coach in May. Raymond was Boucher’s assistant with the Tampa Bay Lightning from 2010 to 2013 after..." July 22

  • NHL TV schedule stinks, ignores Connor McDavid

    Sporting News "Connor McDavid could be one of the few best players in the NHL. Like, right now. He was also born in 1997. So, you'd think the best hockey talent to come along since Sidney Crosby would pop up on national American TV a couple times this season. You'd also be wrong. Exactly zero Oilers..." July 21

  • Signing-bonus laden contracts could lead to next lockout

    TSN "If you needed any evidence that another NHL lockout might be on the horizon, look no further than the type of free agent contracts executed during the 2015-2016 off-season. Admittedly, this is attempting to project the future, the NHL’s collective bargaining agreement (“CBA”) is fully binding..." July 19

  • Senators acquire forward Derick Brassard from the New York Rangers "Ottawa Senators (@Senators) general manager Pierre Dorion announced today the club has acquired forward Derick Brassard and a seventh-round draft pick in 2018 from the New York Rangers in exchange for forward Mika Zibanejad and Ottawa’s second-round draft pick in 2018. Brassard, 28, was..." July 18

  • Expansion draft playing heavy hand in the current NHL offseason

    Yardbarker "Never mind the fact the NHL expansion draft won’t take place for another yea, it has had an very strong effect on the happenings of the current offseason. Even before league commissioner Gary Bettman made the official announcement that the NHL will be adding a team in Las Vegas, it appeared..." July 15

  • NHL reaches landmark in-market streaming deal with Fox Sports

    Fox Sports "The NHL recently reached an agreement with Fox Sports for in-market streaming. Although not finalized, an agreement has been reached after negotiations spanning the course of five years. The agreement will allow in-market streaming of NHL games that are broadcast on Fox’s regional sports networks..." July 14

  • Hockey's silly season is upon us, as Ryan Nugent-Hopkins-for-Cody Ceci "rumour" attests

    Edmonton Journal "The silly season of the National Hockey League is officially upon us, as the Ryan Nugent-Hopkins for Cody Ceci trade “rumour” attests. Hope is king in July for hockey fans, even for fans of losing teams. The pain of the last season is distant. The expectation of the new season is fuelled by..." July 12

  • Eight NHL teams that could be active in trade market this offseason

    USA Today "While the high-profile unrestricted free agents have all been claimed, offseason shopping is far from finished. Free agents such as Sam Gagner, Justin Schultz, Matt Carle, Kris Versteeg and James Wisniewski are still available. i Now multiple teams are looking to make trades to ease their..." July 11

  • Senators GM: Lots of time to sign Hoffman, Ceci

    Ottawa Citizen "Relax, everyone. Everything will work out just fine in the end. At least that was the hopeful message from Senators general manager Pierre Dorion Thursday, while trying to calm the stormy waters surrounding restricted free agents Mike Hoffman and Cody Ceci. Hoffman filed for salary..." July 08

  • AHL announces new rules on fighting that could come to the NHL

    Puck Drunk Love "The AHL has announced new rules regarding fighting and they may eventually impact the future of fighting in the NHL. The new rules are an attempt to cut down on staged fights and aim to eliminate players who fall into the “goon” category. First, AHL players won’t be able to fight after a..." July 07

  • Senators Sign Chris Kelly to One-Year Contract

    Hockey Fights "The Ottawa Senators announced today that the club has signed forward Chris Kelly to a one-year, $900,000 National Hockey League contract. Kelly returns to the team for which he began his career after having played his first 463 NHL games with the Senators. He registered 75 goals, 101 assists..." July 07

  • Top 50 defenseman rankings for July "This offseason hasn't brought a lot of player movement along the blue line, but the outlook for fantasy defensemen heading into this NHL season did have a major change. Prior to the start of free agency, two big-name defensemen switched teams in a one-for-one trade, sparking plenty of debate in..." July 07

  • Senators want more out of Thomas Chabot

    Ottawa Sun "There’s no doubting Thomas Chabot’s talent, but if the Ottawa Senators star defence prospect hopes to crack the lineup next season, he’ll need to wake up and smell the intensity. Assistant general manager Randy Lee was disappointed by Chabot’s performance at the club’s development camp, which..." July 05

  • Sens prospect White staying in school, Chabot pushing to make NHL dream a reality

    Ottawa Citizen "Colin White is going back to Boston College in the fall, looking to build upon his outstanding rookie NCAA season before turning pro. Thomas Chabot is just starting his bold attempt to crack the Ottawa Senators lineup in 2015-16, turning heads at Saturday’s development camp..." July 03

  • Senators sign forward Casey Bailey to a one-year, two-way contract "The Ottawa Senators (@Senators) announced today that the club has signed forward Casey Bailey to a one-year, two-way contract. The contract will carry an annual value of $874,125 in the National Hockey League and $70,000 in the American Hockey League. A native of Anchorage, AK, Bailey was..." July 01

  • Avalanche sign Patrick Wiercioch to 1-year deal worth $800K

    The Score "The Colorado Avalanche shored up their blue line on the first day of free agency Friday, signing defenseman Patrick Wiercioch to a one-year contract worth $800,000, according to Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman." July 01

  • Senators Sign Michael Kostka

    Silver Seven "Pierre Dorion and the Ottawa Senators aren't likely to make a big splash today in the midst of the Free Agent Frenzy, but they begin the day signing one of their own. Defenseman Michael Kostka has been signed to a one-year two way contract." July 01

  • Avalanche reportedly sign defenseman Patrick Wiercioch

    BNS Denver "According to Travis Yost of TSN, the Colorado Avalanche will sign former Ottawa Senators defenseman Patrick Wiercioch when free agency opens in the next hour. Terms of the deal have yet to be disclosed. Wiercioch, 25, is a left-handed defenseman who played at the University of Denver from 2008-10...." July 01

  • Senators prospect Francis Perron looks to bulk up

    Ottawa Sun "Bring on the poutine, bacon and potato chips. Well, maybe that’s just a tad too much cholesterol for the diet, but for Francis Perron, eating is believing this summer. While the Ottawa Senators’ highly skilled winger prospect has spent the past couple of seasons compiling big junior numbers..." June 30

  • Dion Phaneuf talks Toronto, Phil Kessel’s Cup party: ‘I’ll be there’

    Sportsnet "Think back 16 months ago, Toronto. Before the oh-so-sweet lottery win and the fevered Steven Stamkos anticipation and the new No. 1 goaltender and those slick new throwback sweaters that pop like hope. Flash back to the Globe and Mail‘s memorable report of the “scorched earth” Shanny-plan, in..." June 29

  • MacArthur skating, feeling great: 'I can't wait to get back'

    The Score "The offseason is barely underway, but Clarke MacArthur would love for it to be over. After playing in only four games for the Ottawa Senators last season due to a concussion, the left winger is symptom-free and skating twice a week at home in Rochester, N.Y., writes the Ottawa Citizen's Bruce..." June 28

  • Patrick Wiercioch not among Senators qualifying offers

    Today's Slapshot "The Ottawa Senators gave defenseman Patrick Wiercioch a contract extension worth $2 million per season for three years back in the summer of 2013. Now, at the end of that deal, he’s been informed he’ll hit unrestricted free agency on July 1st. The Senators listed the players they extended..." June 28

  • Flames acquire Alex Chiasson from Ottawa "The Calgary Flames announced today that they have acquired right winger Alex Chiasson from the Ottawa Senators in exchange for defenceman Pat Sieloff and have signed Chiasson to a one-year contract. Chiasson, a native of Montreal, Quebec, played 77 regular season games for Ottawa in 2015-16..." June 27

  • Ranking the top 20 NHL unrestricted free agents

    USA Today "The NHL free agent signing period doesn’t start until Friday at noon, ET, but teams have been allowed to talk to potential free agents since Saturday. Scorers are in short supply, as are impact defensemen, particularly right-shot defensemen. Here is a ranking of the top 20 potential..." June 27

  • Ottawa Senators 2016 NHL Entry Draft Summary

    Silver Seven "The NHL Entry Draft has come and gone, and though there were many trades, none were as high-profile as rumoured (*cough cough* P.K. Subban) and the only one involving the Senators didn’t involve a single roster player for either team. Still, the Sens managed to acquire some young, promising..." June 26

  • Senators look to avoid arbitration with Hoffman

    The Score "The Ottawa Senators are hoping history doesn't repeat itself. One year after the team took forward Mike Hoffman to arbitration, the club is hoping they won't have to repeat the process with the 26-year-old - who will once again become a restricted free agent on July 1 - general manager Pierre..." June 26

  • NHL Draft Picks Tracker "The first round of the 2016 NHL Draft at First Niagara Center on Friday marked the first step toward an NHL career for 30 young men. has the vital information and analysis for each selection here. DATA TRACKER: PICK-BY-PICK 1. Toronto Maple Leafs - Auston Matthews, C,..." June 25

  • Senators will try to trade Alex Chiasson at NHL draft

    The Score "The Ottawa Senators are looking to deal in Buffalo. With the hockey world gathered at First Niagara Center for the NHL draft, general manager Pierre Dorion will try to trade winger Alex Chiasson before heading home, according to Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun. A few teams are believed to..." June 25

  • NHL Entry Draft's later rounds wrongly ignored on many levels

    Edmonton Journal "The 2016 NHL Entry Draft will unfold this Friday, when the Toronto Maple Leafs are expected to draft Auston Matthews first overall. History has proven the first round is usually where the most prolific offensive players are chosen. The top-25 point producers during the last five NHL seasons..." June 24