Senators Rumors & News

  • Bettman insists 'no issue' with Senators' future in Ottawa amid turmoil

    The Score "Gary Bettman insists he isn't worried about the fate of the Ottawa Senators amid a pair of ongoing scandals involving the franchise. "There's always going to be some issue somewhere that has to be dealt with," the NHL commissioner told reporters,..." June 20

  • Ottawa Senators Still Expected To Use Fourth-Overall Pick

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Since trading Mike Hoffman earlier this week and reportedly re-entering talks on captain Erik Karlsson, speculation has swirled up again around the Ottawa Senators and the fourth-overall pick. The Senators of course owe either this year or next year’s first-round pick to..." June 20

  • Senators face long odds in ‘winning’ Erik Karlsson trade

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Ottawa Senators needed to get rid of Mike Hoffman as soon as possible, even if they took a loss, which the Sharks and Panthers made sure of on Tuesday. Maybe it’s a product of the bar plummeting incredibly low, but at least the Senators pulled off the Band-Aid..." June 20

  • Vegas Golden Knights Revisiting Talks On Erik Karlsson

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Ottawa Senators made waves this morning when they traded Mike Hoffman to the San Jose Sharks, but may not be done stealing the headlines this week. Frank Seravalli of TSN reports that all eyes are now on captain Erik Karlsson, and that talks have started up again with the Vegas Golden..." June 19

  • Senators were instructed not to trade Hoffman within the division

    The Score "The Ottawa Senators were instructed not to trade forward Mike Hoffman within the Atlantic Division, an NHL source told The Athletic's Craig Custance. It's uncertain who exactly was making these demands to general manager Pierre Dorion, but based on the team's..." June 19

  • San Jose Sharks Flip Mike Hoffman To Florida Panthers

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The San Jose experience didn’t last long for Mike Hoffman, as the Sharks have flipped their newest forward to the Florida Panthers in exchange for 2019 second, 2018 fourth and 2018 fifth round picks.  " June 19

  • Senators Acquire Mikkel Boedker; Sharks Acquire Mike Hoffman in Four-Player Trade

    Hockey Fights "The Ottawa Senators announced today that the club has acquired forward Mikkel Boedker, defenceman Julius Bergman and a sixth-round draft choice in 2020 from the San Jose Sharks in exchange for Mike Hoffman, Cody Donaghey and Ottawa's..." June 19

  • Hoffman, fiancée deny harassing the Karlssons

    Ottawa Citizen "Mike Hoffman and Monika Caryk wanted to clear the air Friday. They both deny that either of them had anything to do with the cyberbullying of Melinda Karlsson, wife of Ottawa Senators captain Erik Karlsson. Speaking in an exclusive interview from their home in Kitchener on..." June 15

  • Ottawa Senators Suspend Assistant General Manager Randy Lee "Senators' general manager Pierre Dorion has issued the following statement on assistant general manager Randy Lee: "As our hockey club's initial statement made clear, our Hockey Team - and our organization as a whole - will always hold our leaders, coaching staff, players..." June 15

  • Avalanche Prepared To Pick Fourth If Senators Fold

    Denver Post "There’s a chance — albeit a very small one — that the Avalanche will have the fourth overall pick for the second consecutive NHL draft. The thing is, Colorado won’t know if it has that selection until the Ottawa Senators are on the clock with the fourth..." June 13

  • Rumours of Karlssons’ harassment have been circulating ‘for some time’

    Sportsnet "News broke Tuesday that Erik Karlsson‘s wife, Melinda, had filed an order of protection against Monika Caryk, Mike Hoffman‘s fiancée, on May 4. The application alleges that Caryk had spent much of the past season harassing the Karlssons, insulting and..." June 13

  • Senators assistant GM scheduled to appear in court again in July

    The Score "Ottawa Senators assistant general manager Randy Lee's ongoing legal proceedings may not prevent him from attending the start of the upcoming NHL draft, after all. The Associated Press initially reported Tuesday that Lee's next court appearance in Buffalo was to be on June..." June 13

  • Mike Hoffman's fianceé allegedly behind campaign of harassment against Melinda and Erik Karlsson

    Ottawa Citizen "Melinda Karlsson has filed an order of protection against the longtime girlfriend of Senators forward Mike Hoffman — alleging a campaign of harassment that plagued the Karlssons after the death of their son and through much of the last NHL season, this newspaper has learned. The..." June 12

  • What can the Senators expect to get in an Erik Karlsson deal?

    Sporting News "It seems more likely than not that over the next month or so Erik Karlsson will have a new home in the NHL. The All-Star defenseman, who just endured a drama-filled season in Ottawa, has one year remaining on his contract. The Senators will be able to negotiate and offer..." June 12

  • Erik Karlsson Not Likely To Get Moved To Vegas

    Pro Hockey Rumors "With their season wrapping up much more quietly than the Washington Capitals, the Vegas Golden Knights will now look to continue their success next season. Due to the failed trade deadline move to acquire Ottawa’s Erik Karlsson many months ago, many people believe that Vegas general..." June 10

  • Ottawa Senators off-season report: Busy summer ahead?

    Sportsnet "The Ottawa Senators just had the kind of horrible season that could conceivably get high-level hockey personnel axed. Instead, in the midst of a campaign that saw Ottawa finish second-last overall one year after coming within a goal of the 2017 Stanley Cup final, general manager..." June 09

  • When will the Senators trade Karlsson?

    Yardbarker "While the belief around the league is that the Senators may trade winger Mike Hoffman by the NHL Entry Draft which begins June 22, Postmedia’s Don Brennan suggests that they will not be following the same timeframe when it comes to defenseman Erik Karlsson.  While many..." June 09

  • Oddsmakers peg Lightning, Knights as 2019 Cup favorites

    The Score "The Vegas Golden Knights fell just short of taking home the 2018 Stanley Cup title in the club's inaugural season, but that isn't getting in the way of hometown oddsmakers naming the Knights as the second favorite to take home the 2019 crown. Bookmakers in Vegas have..." June 08

  • Draft prospect Filip Zadina big on Montreal, Ottawa

    Sportsnet "That Czech-born Filip Zadina only knows three words of French but that hasn’t prevented him from getting excited about the possibility of being selected by bilingual Montreal or Ottawa at the NHL Draft later this month. “Literally none. I can say, Je m’appelle Filip...." June 05

  • Senators assistant GM pleads not guilty to harassment charge

    The Score "Ottawa Senators assistant general manager Randy Lee pleaded not guilty Monday to a charge that he harassed a 19-year-old hotel shuttle driver in Buffalo last week, according to The Canadian Press. Lee was granted permission to re-enter Canada on Monday after being..." June 04

  • Ottawa Senators assistant general manager Randy Lee charged with harassment

    Ottawa Sun "Ottawa Senators assistant general manager Randy Lee has been charged with harassment in relation to an incident with an employee at a Westin Hotel in Buffalo. Lee has been released after an appearance in a Buffalo courtroom Friday morning, with no representation. His passport was..." June 01

  • Magnus Paajarvi Signs One-Year Extension

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Ottawa Senators have come to an agreement with Magnus Paajarvi, signing the Swedish forward to a one-year contract extension worth $900K. Paajarvi was scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent this summer. " May 30

  • NHL projects salary cap to be around $80M for 2018-19 season

    The Score "NHL deputy commissioner and chief legal officer Bill Daly confirmed during a press conference Monday that the salary cap for the 2018-2019 season is projected to be around $80 million, up from $75 million this season. A set number for next season has not yet been agreed upon..." May 29

  • Bettman: Senators aren't for sale

    The Score "Put away your checkbooks, prospective owners. The Ottawa Senators aren't for sale. That was the indication from NHL commissioner Gary Bettman, who addressed the issue as part of his "state of the game" press conference on Monday prior to Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final..." May 28

  • Blogger says Alfredsson wants new Sens owner; he says comments were off the record

    Sportsnet "Former Ottawa Senators captain Daniel Alfredsson is the latest to express dissatisfaction against the team’s current owner Eugene Melnyk. Alfredsson attended the mayor of Ottawa Jim Watson’s Sunday campaign, and the two reportedly desire a change in ownership, according..." May 28

  • NHL’s ‘Smart Puck’ will enhance fan experience

    Pro Hockey Talk "The NHL has already announced that the Smart Puck era is quickly approaching, which is exciting news for hockey fans all over the globe. The league is planning on having this added technology at their disposal for the start of the 2019-20 season, but there’s a chance that we..." May 24

  • Senators sign Patrick Sieloff to a two-year, two-way extension

    Sportsnet "The Ottawa Senators have signed defenceman Patrick Sieloff to a two-year, two-way contract extension, the team announced on Tuesday. The deal carries an annual value of $675,000 in the NHL and $125,000 in the AHL in year one and $725,000 in the NHL and $170,000 in..." May 22

  • Jaromir Jagr Will Play In Czech Republic In 2018-19

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Though there is still bound to be speculation over a return to the NHL this summer, Nova Sport in the Czech Republic is reporting that Jaromir Jagr has agreed to return as a player for Kladno, the Czech team he owns. There apparently had been interest from the DEL in..." May 15

  • Karlsson asks disgusted fan about Marchand's licks: 'What if I did it?'

    Ottawa Citizen "Boston’s Brad Marchand, one of the best forwards in the NHL, has an unfortunate penchant for licking opposing players during games. He did it again on Friday night against Tampa Bay: In the clip you can clearly see him licking the Lightning’s Ryan Callahan. There’s no question about..." May 05

  • Sens GM Dorion: Coaching staff will return next season

    The Score "Ottawa Senators head coach Guy Boucher and his staff will return next season, general manager Pierre Dorion told TSN 1200, according to TSN's Ian Mendes. Dorion went into detail, noting that Boucher will run the team's power play (ranked 27th in the NHL this season), Rob Cookson will be behind..." May 01

  • Dorion: No decision yet on Boucher

    TSN "Ottawa Senators general manager Pierre Dorion has not yet made a decision on head coach Guy Boucher and told TSN’s Mark Masters evaluation of the coaching staff is ongoing. Dorion and Boucher are scheduled to have a meeting on Monday with a decision to come in the next few weeks. Boucher has..." April 29

  • Senators will keep No. 4 pick; 2019 1st-rounder will go to Avs

    Ottawa Sun "The Ottawa Senators suffered a tough loss to start their off-season Saturday night. But the Senators believe they’ll be just fine, even though they won’t have a chance at selecting Swedish sensation Rasmus Dahlin, who is the top-ranked prospect. After finishing 30th overall during the..." April 29

  • Senators' Guy Boucher will state his case to management on Monday

    Ottawa Sun "Pierre Dorion wants to hear from Guy Boucher now. While the general manager is doing a full evaluation of the organization, he’ll sit down with the Senators’ head coach Monday in Ottawa to hear what Boucher has to say after some time to reflect. Dorion made no guarantees Boucher would be..." April 29

  • NHL players must step up if they want this headhunting to end

    New York Post "Rule 48.1 splits hairs so that it remains legal to crack skulls. An overstatement? Well, of course, except the NHL and essentially all of its stake-holders are so fearful that banning all blows to the head would all but eliminate the little hitting that remains in the game, they are willing to..." April 23

  • Karlsson stays, at least through draft, Dorion tells ticket holders' town hall

    Ottawa Sun "Ottawa Senators general manager Pierre Dorion made it clear Tuesday night that captain Erik Karlsson will not be traded at the NHL entry draft in June. Accompanied by Senators owner Eugene Melnyk at a town hall attended by 300 season ticket holders at the Canadian Tire Centre, Dorion said the..." April 13

  • Senators naming award after Jonathan Pitre

    TSN "The Ottawa Senators will honour Jonathan Pitre by renaming their development camp award for the hardest working player after the courageous young man who passed away last week. Sens general manager Pierre Dorion credited a fan for coming up with the idea. Pitre passed away last week at the..." April 12

  • Senators GM to evaluate everything after ‘unacceptable’ season

    Sportsnet "To say this is a crucial off-season for the Ottawa Senators would be a gross understatement. One year after an incredible post-season run to the Eastern Conference Final, the club struggled to a 30th-place finish, all while wading through trade rumours and speculation around its best player and..." April 12

  • Dorion: Sens '99.9 percent' keeping 2018 1st-round pick

    The Score "The Ottawa Senators appear to be keeping their 2018 first-round pick in-house. As part of the blockbuster trade that landed Matt Duchene in November, the Senators dealt a conditional first-round pick to the Colorado Avalanche, which Ottawa could choose to keep if it ended up in the top 10. It..." April 12

  • Would the Rangers be a fit for Erik Karlsson?

    SNY TV "The Boston Globe suggests that the Rangers might be a match for Ottawa when it comes to a possible Erik Karlsson trade. (Boston Globe) They note that Ottawa only has one pick in the first three rounds this year while the Rangers have three in the first, two in the second and two in the third...." April 11

  • Biggest contract years for NHL playoff teams

    Pro Hockey Talk "Technically speaking, NHL players only get paid for the 82-game regular season, aside from the pocket change that comes from certain bonuses for playoff wins. In reality, a player can make a living off of a magical postseason run or two. A strong couple of months could end up being costly in..." April 11

  • Ottawa Senators Re-Assign Filip Chlapik, Colin White

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Ottawa Senators have decided the season isn’t over for Filip Chlapik or Colin White, and have re-assigned both forwards to the AHL. The Belleville Senators aren’t headed to the playoffs this year, but do have three games remaining in the regular season. While Ottawa rests and prepares for the..." April 10

  • Multiple NHL playoff games will air on Golf Channel, for some reason

    Awful Announcing "The NHL announced the broadcast schedule for the opening round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs Sunday night, offering us a look at how NBCUniversal will shuffle the various series across its numerous networks. As usual, many games will air on NBCSN, others will appear on CNBC, others on USA, a handful..." April 09

  • Karlsson to discuss future with Senators during offseason

    The Score "There is no denying it: the Ottawa Senators' 2017-18 season was a complete dumpster fire, as the team finished with an embarrassing 67 points only one season removed from coming within a goal of the Stanley Cup Final. However, all the losing isn't getting in the way of defenseman Erik..." April 09

  • Gaborik has herniated disk surgery for Senators "Marian Gaborik of the Ottawa Senators had surgery to repair a herniated disk in his back Thursday. Gaborik, who has missed the past seven games, is expected to resume training in approximately eight weeks. The 36-year-old forward has seven points (four goals, three assists) in 16 games with..." April 05

  • Senators Marian Gaborik out 8 weeks after back surgery

    Sporting News "Marian Gaborik is being shut down for the remainder of the season. The Senators on Thursday announced the veteran forward recently visited a back specialist and underwent successful surgery to fix a herniated disk. Gaborik is expected to be sidelined two months as he recovers from the..." April 05

  • Which NHL teams will make a coaching change after the season?

    Pro Hockey Talk "The 2017-18 NHL season will come to an end this weekend and barring some last-minute decision, no head coach will have been fired; that’s something that hasn’t happened since the league expanded in 1967. It’s a rarity that no coach has been canned, despite the calls for management to take..." April 05

  • Gaborik done for season, seeing specialist

    TSN "Ottawa Senators forward Marian Gaborik has been ruled out for the remainder of the season due to a back injury. Senators head coach Guy Boucher said Wednesday Gaborik was in Los Angeles visiting a specialist, but he had no update other than that Gaborik would miss the team's final three..." April 04

  • Senators aren't sure if Erik Karlsson will play again this season

    Ottawa Sun "Erik Karlsson wasn’t with the Ottawa Senators on Wednesday, and there are no guarantees he’ll suit up again for them this season. The door had been left open for the Senators captain to join his teammates for their matchup with the Buffalo Sabres, the first part of a season-ending three-game..." April 04

  • Stanley Cup stripping big names off hardware to make room for future winners

    Sporting News "The Stanley Cup is erasing some of the biggest names in hockey to make room for future winners. The names from the teams that won the Cup from 1954-64 will be stripped off the hardware this spring, the Chicago Tribune reported. That means legendary names such as Gordie Howe and Robert Hull..." April 04

  • Erik Karlsson not with Senators for final 3 road games

    Sportsnet "Ottawa Senators captain Erik Karlsson is not travelling with the team and will not play in its final three road games of the season, according to Karlsson is staying in Ottawa to be with his family, after his son Axel was stillborn in March. His absence from the road trip prompted..." April 03