Senators Rumors & News

  • Hemsky adjusting to life in Dallas

    Pro Hockey Talk "For the first time in his 12-year NHL career Ales Hemsky is not at Edmonton Oilers training camp. The 31-year-old forward, who was dealt from the Oilers to the Senators in March, signed a three-year, $12 million contract with the Dallas Stars in July. “It’s been great. It’s been fun...." September 21

  • Sens play it safe with Ryan after he collides with Turris

    Pro Hockey Talk "As with the many miscellaneous injuries that crop up during training camp and exhibition games, it’s important to note that NHL teams are especially cautious when the contests mean little to a big chunk of players involved. Even so, it’s worth noting that the Ottawa Senators are keeping an eye on..." September 21

  • Chiasson anxious for fresh start with Ottawa Senators

    Ottawa Citizen "It was only a practice, a split-squad practice at that, but Alex Chiasson says he felt some jitters before stepping on the ice Saturday with his new Ottawa Senators teammates for the first time. “To be honest, I did have a little bit of butterflies coming into this,” said Chiasson, the one NHL..." September 21

  • Senators' Cody Ceci ready to prove he deserves a spot

    Ottawa Sun "- Cody Ceci is taking nothing for granted. Despite playing 49 games for Ottawa last season as a rookie, the former first rounder knows there are some numbers working against him. Seven other defenceman have one-way contracts while Ceci is still on his entry level deal. That means he can be..." September 20

  • Methot still wants to stay with Ottawa Senators

    Ottawa Sun "Marc Methot tried to calm the waters as the players reported for medicals Thursday at the Canadian Tire Centre. Everybody relax. A day after Ottawa-based agent Larry Kelly and Senators assistant GM Pierre Dorion had a public dispute over where Methot's contract talks stand, the Ottawa..." September 19

  • Bobby Ryan has seven-year offer from Senators "The Ottawa Senators have had a bad habit of not being able to hang onto stars lately. That trend just may continue with forward Bobby Ryan, who will be playing on the last year of his current contract in 2014-15. Sens brass has reportedly made several offers to Ryan, but the pending unrestricted..." September 17

  • 'I believe we're going to have success', says Paul MacLean

    Ottawa Sun "Rested and ready. It's been a long off-season for Paul MacLean but as the rookies dropped the puck here Saturday against the Pittsburgh Penguins, the Senators' coach is happy camp is just around the corner. "We're excited and I've been excited about the season for a long time," MacLean said...." September 14

  • Dunn searches for fine line between what's fair and foul

    Ottawa Citizen "Vincent Dunn makes no apologies about being the biggest pest in the arena, the guy whose nasty reputation keeps opponents looking over their shoulders when he’s on the ice. Being a nuisance is his golden ticket to the big leagues. So, watching his involvement in a mild dust-up during a practice..." September 13

  • Chris Phillips wants the responsibility that would come with being Senators' captain

    Ottawa Citizen "On the big screen last year, Tom Hanks played the lead role in a blockbuster drama about a veteran sailor who saved himself and his crew against long odds while facing a frightening open seas attack by Somali pirates. Ottawa’s version of a Captain Phillips drama could feature a veteran..." September 10

  • Senators not close to signing extension with Marc Methot

    Ottawa Sun "If the Senators are going to get Marc Methot signed before training camp they've got a lot of work to do. There have been no discussions between the Senators and Methot's Ottawa-based agent Larry Kelly in at least two weeks and none are planned. Making $3 million heading into the final year..." September 08

  • Sens’ Bobby Ryan signs extension… with a fan

    Pro Hockey Talk "Ottawa Senators forward Bobby Ryan is scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent after the 2014-15 season and general manager Bryan Murray has already begun discussions on a contract extension for the 27-year-old. Ryan, who had 23 goals and 48 points in 70 games during his first season with..." September 07

  • All Lehner wants is a fair chance

    Ottawa Citizen "Gone are the days when Robin Lehner would boldly declare that he was hunting down Craig Anderson for ownership of the Ottawa Senators crease. His attitude now is to let the best man win the net. “Craig is a very good goalie, but I just want a fair chance,” Lehner said Wednesday after..." August 28

  • Anderson, Senators agree to three-year extension "The Ottawa Senators believe they have one of the best goaltending tandems in the NHL, and they acted Monday to ensure it will remain that way past this season. The Senators and goaltender Craig Anderson agreed to terms on a three-year, $12.6 million contract extension that keeps Anderson under..." August 26

  • Sign Methot, then give him C

    Ottawa Sun "The Senators will get a "hometown discount" if they buy what should be the best years of Marc Methot's career. And if they do hand him a contract extension sometime soon, they should also seriously consider making him the new captain. No disrespect to the current assistants, long-serving..." August 22

  • Money won't change me, says Senators forward MacArthur

    Ottawa Sun "Money and security, Clarke MacArthur says, will not change him. He will still play the game the right way, he will continue to lead by example, he will again say what needs to be said in the dressing room. In fact, his voice will be a little stronger now that he has one season in Ottawa under..." August 21

  • Sens’ Karlsson will accept captaincy if offered

    Pro Hockey Talk "It’s pretty clear Erik Karlsson is the best player the Ottawa Senators currently have. He led the team in points last season and he won the Norris Trophy in 2012 as the league’s best defenseman at the age of 21. Now that he’s a regular veteran at 24 years old and the Senators are in need of..." August 20

  • Senators sign Clarke MacArthur to five-year extension

    Ottawa Citizen "The Ottawa Senators signed left winger Clarke MacArthur to a five-year, $23.25 million contract extension Tuesday, taking care of one major piece of off-season business. MacArthur, who has one year and $3.25 million remaining on his current contract, is now under contract through the 2019-20..." August 19

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    Stephen Whyno @SWhyno

    #Sens sign defenceman Mark Borowiecki to 3-year extension worth $3.3M.

  • Where does Pageau fit in with Ottawa Senators?

    Ottawa Sun "A look at the Senators' organizational depth chart after the team's summertime activity to date suggests that Jean-Gabriel Pageau is still a bubble player. He just appears to have more of that bubble to himself right now. The 21-year old centre doesn't quite think of it that way, however...." August 15

  • Wiercioch wants to stay with Ottawa Senators

    Ottawa Sun "It used to be an NHL player -- especially one who had yet to establish himself as a regular -- would never think of buying a house in the city where he played the majority of his games. It was a jinx, a sure way to purchase himself the trade he didn't want. But Patrick Wiercioch is not of that..." August 10

  • Methot contract talks have stalled

    Ottawa Citizen "Don’t hold your breath waiting for Ottawa Senators defenceman Marc Methot to sign a long-term contract extension any time soon. Negotiations between the Senators and Methot’s agent, Larry Kelly, are at a stalemate as the sides try to work out a deal to prevent the 6-3, 230-pound defenceman from..." August 10

  • Sens sign Gatineau native to entry deal

    Ottawa Citizen "The Ottawa Senators have signed Gatineau native Vincent Dunn to a three-year entry-level contract. Dunn completed his third season of major junior hockey and his first with Gatineau Olympiques (QMJHL) in 2013-14. He scored 31 goals and notched 156 penalty minutes. He was suspended several times..." August 07

  • Sens to begin work on new Anderson contract

    Pro Hockey Talk "Looks as though Ottawa wants to keep the Craig Anderson-Robin Lehner goalie tandem together for a while. Having already locked up Lehner to a three-year extension, assistant GM Pierre Dorion will now get to work on an extension for Anderson, the Ottawa Sun reports: Speaking in a conference..." August 06

  • News Release: Senators promote Bob Lowes to chief amateur scout "The Ottawa Senators (@Senators) announced today the promotion of Bob Lowes to the role of chief amateur scout while adding two full-time amateur scouts to the team’s scouting department. A Regina native, Lowes originally joined the Senators as a part-time amateur scout in 2006. As chief amateur..." August 01

  • Ottawa Senators working to keep MacArthur, Ryan

    Ottawa Sun "The work is not done for Bryan Murray and the Senators. Not only did the Senators GM get a deal in place for backup Robin Lehner during a lunch Wednesday in Ottawa with representatives of Newport Sports, Murray also went to work on keeping two of his big free agents in the fold. While..." August 01

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    Anthony Mingioni @AnthonyMingioni

    Goaltender Robin Lehner signs a 3 year contract with the Ottawa Senators. #Sens

  • Sens meeting with agents of Ryan, MacArthur next week

    Pro Hockey Talk "After going through tricky ordeals with Daniel Alfredsson and Jason Spezza in the past two summers, the Ottawa Senators would like to avoid similar drama next year. Forwards Bobby Ryan and Clarke MacArthur are entering the final year of their contracts and can both become unrestricted free..." July 27

  • Big new roles for Ottawa Senators' Kyle Turris

    Ottawa Sun "Around mid-September Kyle Turris is set to tackle a couple of heavy new responsibilities. He and wife Julie will become first-time parents, and he will report to his first NHL camp as a No. 1 centre. The latter could change, of course, if the Senators somehow manage to swing a trade for a..." July 12

  • Senators re-sign forward Derek Grant to a one-year, two-way contract "The Ottawa Senators (@Senators) announced today that the club has re-signed forward Derek Grant to a one-year, two-way contract. Grant, 24, played in a career-high 20 National Hockey League games in 2013-14, recording two assists, including his first NHL point. He played in 46 games with..." July 11

  • Senators winger Shane Prince knows he could be traded

    Ottawa Sun "The recently added Twitter photo of Shane Prince shows the former 67's star playing a game, not in Ottawa, Binghamton or on any other ice surface but at a popular U.S. entertainment centre/pizza house popular with children. Oh, did we mention it's an arcade game? "That picture was in..." July 07

  • Senators GM Murray diagnosed with cancer "Ottawa Senators general manager and president of hockey operations Bryan Murray has been diagnosed with cancer. The team confirmed the diagnosis Monday in a statement on its website. “Mr. Murray is undergoing further testing and will begin treatment immediately for this condition as..." July 07

  • Legwand sees himself as Ottawa’s second line center

    Pro Hockey Talk "When David Legwand signed with the Ottawa Senators it was the classic case of a team filling a desperate need. Now Legwand hopes he can help help fill some big shoes. Legwand spoke with Chris Lund of the Senators website and outlined what he thinks he can do for Ottawa. “I think I can take..." July 06

  • Sens camp helping prospect Ben Harpur prepare for world junior tryout

    Ottawa Sun "Ben Harpur still has no control of the grin that spreads across his face when asked about being selected to Team Canada's world junior camp this summer. The 19-year-old Ottawa Senators prospect was floored when he got the call that Hockey Canada wanted to have a closer look at him and the..." July 06

  • David Legwand signs two-year, $6 million deal to join Senators "After losing top center Jason Spezza, the Ottawa Senators were in dire need of getting some veteran talent at the position. They did that Friday by signing David Legwand to a two-year deal. According to Aaron Ward of TSN, Legwand will make $6 million over the two seasons, making him a rather..." July 05

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    Bruce Garrioch @SunGarrioch

    There is no deal close for Vinny Lecavalier and it's highly unlikely one will happen. #Sens

  • More changes coming for Ottawa Senators

    Ottawa Sun "As the NHL prepares to take a break for the July 4 holiday weekend, the Senators are still hard at working putting together their roster for next year. While the Senators got another piece in place Thursday by signing defenceman Aaron Johnson to a one-year, two-way contract, GM Bryan Murray..." July 04

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    Tim Panaccio @tpanotchCSN

    Lecavalier to OTT? Sens want Flyers 2 pick up salary and want something else for taking him off their hands ... #vinnysagacontinues

  • Mark Stone embraces challenge of winning spot on Sens' crowded right wing

    Ottawa Citizen "Talk confidently and carry a big stick. That’s Mark Stone’s operating philosophy to earning a full time right wing spot with the Ottawa Senators. “I feel like I need to dominate when I’m out on the ice and show I can play at the next level,” Stone said about taking part in his fifth development..." July 03

  • Chiasson ready for pressure after trade to Senators "Alex Chiasson is going to play under a microscope this season. That's what happens when you're the key piece in a trade that involves a franchise player. The 23-year-old right wing was acquired by the Ottawa Senators from the Dallas Stars on Tuesday morning in the trade that sent Ottawa captain..." July 03

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    Bruce Garrioch @SunGarrioch

    #Sens sign D Aaron Johnson to one-year, two-way contact. Surplus in organization now.

  • Senators re-sign forward David Dziurzynski to a two-year, two-way contract "The Ottawa Senators announced today that the club has re-signed forward David Dziurzynski to a two-year, two-way contract. Dziurzynski, 24, played in 68 games with the American Hockey League’s Binghamton Senators this season, scoring a career-high 13 goals while adding 12 assists. The 6-3,..." July 03

  • Alex Kovalev officially retires after 24 years playing pro hockey "Alex Kovalev hasn't played an NHL game in close to two years but all along he remained an active player, spending last season in the Swiss second league. He remains a player no more; on Thursday he announced his retirement from the game for good. "I'd have loved to play until I'm 50 but the..." July 03

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    Bruce Garrioch @SunGarrioch

    Let's make one thing clear: Jason Spezza has asked to be dealt several times in his career in Ottawa. #Sens

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    Bob McKenzie @TSNBobMcKenzie

    DAL trades Alec Chiasson, Alex Guptill, Nicholas Paul and 2nd round pick in 2015 to OTT for Jason Spezza and Ludvig Karlsson. #TSN

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    Bruce Garrioch @SunGarrioch

    Milan Michalek has agreed to a three-year extension at $4 million per-season. #Sens

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    Bruce Garrioch @SunGarrioch

    The Senators aren't done by a longshot. More trades coming today. #Sens

  • Stars never seriously involved in possible Jason Spezza trade at draft, but could be 'serious option' now

    Dallas Morning News "It's well-known that the Stars are in the market for another center, and the biggest name on the market remains Ottawa's Jason Spezza. The Stars inquired about a trade for Spezza at the draft but the discussions didn't lead anywhere and Ottawa looked elsewhere. The Senators reportedly had a..." June 30

  • Stars called about trading for Joe Thornton, Jason Spezza but neither player interested

    Dallas Morning News "The Dallas Stars are expected to be very busy this offseason and throughout the summer. General manager Jim Nill said he’d like to add a piece or two to his forward group but did not divulge his specific targets. Now, ESPN is reporting Nill has talked to the San Jose Sharks about center Joe..." June 29

  • Senators still seeking a new home for Jason Spezza "Jason Spezza may be forced to decide how desperately he wants to be traded away from the Ottawa Senators. General manager Bryan Murray left the 2014 NHL Draft on Saturday with his captain and star center still on the roster, unable to complete a trade that would accommodate Spezza’s request to..." June 29

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    Pierre LeBrun @Real_ESPNLeBrun

    Preds GM David Poile confirms he had serious interest in dealing for Spezza but was told by Spezza camp he wouldn't go to Nashville