Senators Rumors & News

  • White ready for bigger role with Senators

    NHL.com "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

    NHL.com "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

    NHL.com "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

  • Vegas in on veteran d-men Methot, Emelin

    Pro Hockey Talk "Golden Knights GM George McPhee said he’s going to stockpile blueliners at the expansion draft. The latest rumblings certainly seem to back that up. Per TSN, two of the more experienced defensemen made available — Ottawa’s Marc Methot, and Montreal’s Alexei Emelin — are close to being Vegas..." June 21

  • Karlsson doesn’t regret playing through foot injury during playoffs

    Pro Hockey Talk "Erik Karlsson was Ottawa’s best player in the postseason, despite playing through a foot fracture. The price? Foot surgery that comes with a four-month recovery period. Photos of Karlsson in Las Vegas, using crutches and with a cast on his foot, began to circulate on Twitter on Tuesday, a..." June 21

  • Marc Methot isn't packing his bags for Las Vegas … yet

    Ottawa Citizen "The first phone call Marc Methot took just after 3 p.m. Saturday was from Ottawa Senators general manager Pierre Dorion. The message was simple: Don’t give up hope. No, Methot won’t be protected from the Vegas Golden Knights in the National Hockey League expansion draft, but Dorion will talk..." June 18

  • Senators to protect D Ceci

    TSN "It appears defenceman Cody Ceci will be protected from the upcoming Vegas Golden Knights expansion draft, according to Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Citizen. The 23-year-old Ceci scored two goals and added 15 assists over 79 games with the Senators in 2016-17, his fourth year with the team. He..." June 17

  • Boucher ‘never really gave me the chance,’ says Neil

    Ottawa Citizen "Chris Neil was driving around Ottawa on Thursday with his wife, Caitlin, and a to-do list “about 30” errands long when I called and asked where he was headed. “I don’t know yet,” the Ottawa Senators all-time tough guy said with a laugh. Neil also isn’t sure where he’s going as a National..." June 16

  • There’s ‘trade interest’ for Sens’ Phaneuf

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Ottawa Senators are one of several teams to keep an eye on during the expansion draft process. The Sens are in a bit of a sticky situation when it comes to their defense. They asked Dion Phaneuf to waive his no-movement clause so they could expose him in the Vegas draft next week, but he..." June 15

  • Chris Neil, Senators agree to part ways

    Ottawa Citizen "Chris Neil has suited up for his final game with the Ottawa Senators. It’s the end of an era, indeed. In a move that isn’t a surprise after he played only a limited role under coach Guy Boucher last season, the Senators have informed the 37-year-old rugged right winger he won’t be back next..." June 15

  • Karlsson expected to be ready for start of season after foot surgery

    Ottawa Citizen "Erik Karlsson is the latest member of the Ottawa Senators to go under the knife. The Senators’ captain, who played through the postseason with two hairline fractures in his foot, had surgery in Charlotte, N.C. Wednesday to repair torn tendons in his left foot. The recovery time is four months..." June 14

  • NHL’s salary cap likely to be set at $75-million for 2017-18

    Fanrag Sports "In a bit of good news, the Athletic Toronto’s James Mirtle has reported that the NHL is likely to see the salary cap go up for the upcoming season. In a bit of bad news, though, it isn’t expected to go up by much. Mirtle reports that NHL commissioner Gary Bettman expects the league to see..." June 14

  • Phaneuf not expected to waive no-move clause

    TSN "Ottawa Senators defenceman Dion Phaneuf is not expected to waive his no movement clause ahead of the Vegas expansion draft, according to TSN Hockey Insider Bob McKenzie. The Senators asked Phaneuf to waive his no-move ahead of Monday’s deadline for the purpose of the expansion draft. The..." June 13

  • Sens ask Phaneuf to waive no-movement clause

    TSN "The Ottawa Senators have asked defenceman Dion Phaneuf to waive his no-movement clause so they can expose him in the upcoming expansion draft, according to TSN Hockey Insider Pierre LeBrun. The 32-year-old has yet to make a decision. Teams have until 5pm ET today to ask players with..." June 12

  • How Canada’s teams could fare in the 2017 NHL expansion draft

    Globe and Mail "No team is better equipped to emerge unscathed from the 2017 NHL expansion draft than the Toronto Maple Leafs, who have no fewer than seven regulars – including emerging stars Auston Matthews, William Nylander and Mitch Marner – exempt from consideration. Under the terms of the expansion..." June 11

  • Keep or flip? Dion Phaneuf, Keith Yandle may be exposed in expansion draft

    Pro Hockey Talk "It’s staggering how close the Vegas Golden Knights’ expansion draft is to really kicking into gear, and the pool of quality available players remains a pretty big mystery. Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman provided some really fascinating possibilities in the latest edition of the always-essential..." June 11

  • Senators confirm 4-5 month recovery period for Brassard

    Fanrag Sports "The Ottawa Senators confirmed a laundry list of injuries following their Round 3 exit from the Stanley Cup playoffs, including a shoulder injury for forward Derick Brassard. Now, the team has updated fans on his status, following a successful surgery: “Derick underwent surgery today in..." June 06

  • NHL to consider ‘centralized’ decision-maker for goalie interference challenges

    Pro Hockey Talk "It was the offside challenge that drew most of the attention last night, but according to NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly, there could be a change coming to the process of goalie interference challenges. Daly was asked Monday if it might be better to have just one person in Toronto, with one..." May 31

  • Brassard out 4-5 months after surgery

    TSN "Ottawa Senators forward Derrick Brassard is set to undergo surgery on a torn labrum and will need four to five months to recover, general manager Pierre Dorion confirmed to In the Box on TSN Radio 1200 on Tuesday. Brassard had been dealing with the shoulder injury throughout the playoffs,..." May 30

  • Senators sign defenceman Christian Jaros to entry-level deal

    Sportsnet "The Ottawa Senators have signed defenceman Christian Jaros to a three-year, entry-level contract, the club announced Tuesday. Drafted by the Senators in the fifth round (139th overall) in 2015, Jaros has spent the last three seasons playing for Lulea HF of the Swedish Hockey League." May 30

  • There will be changes as Senators head into summer

    Ottawa Citizen "The Ottawa Senators won’t rest on their laurels. As general manager Pierre Dorion and coach Guy Boucher met with the media Monday at the Canadian Tire Centre to wrap up 2016-17 campaign, they expressed pleasure with the most successful season for the franchise in a decade, but also an..." May 30

  • NHL officially won’t participate in the 2018 Winter Olympics, cites hypocritical reason for not playing

    The Comeback "Prior to Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final between the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Nashville Predators, NHL commissioner Gary Bettman and deputy commissioner Bill Daly spoke with the media about a variety of topics concerning the league. The interviews went great if you hate ads on jerseys, mediocre..." May 30

  • Borowiecki was ready to return for Game 1 of Stanley Cup final

    Ottawa Citizen "Ottawa Senators defenceman Mark Borowiecki kept clinging to hope, hopping with excitement that he could live out the dream of playing in the Stanley Cup final in his hometown. Well, maybe not hopping — that would be tough to do with two torn ligaments and a torn muscle in his ankle — but if the..." May 29

  • The Senators have a very, very, very long list of injuries from the playoffs

    Pro Hockey Talk "Every year, NHL teams deal with injuries during the Stanley Cup playoffs, as players fight through the pain of broken bones, torn ligaments, sprains and cuts. On Monday, Ottawa Senators general manager Pierre Dorion went through a laundry list of players dealing with injuries, following his..." May 29

  • Sens GM doesn’t rule out possibility of asking Dion Phaneuf to waive NMC for expansion draft

    Pro Hockey Talk "Ottawa Senators general manager Pierre Dorion met with reporters on Monday, and quickly made one thing clear heading into the summer: Craig Anderson will be protected from the expansion draft. Beyond that, Dorion has a myriad of pending decisions on his plate over the next few weeks — as does..." May 29