Senators Rumors & News

  • Senators sign Zack Smith to four-year extension

    Ottawa Citizen "The Senators’ centre decided there’s no place like his second home so he agreed a four-year, $13 million contract extension with Ottawa Monday night. Scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent on July 1, Smith will make $3.25 million per-season on the new contract. Both sides couldn’t..." January 24

  • Atkinson's OT goal caps wild win for Jackets in Ottawa

    The Sports Xchange "OTTAWA -- A sloppily played game featuring two obviously tired teams was left in the hands of Cam Atkinson. With the chance to score his 23rd of the season for the win, the Columbus Blue Jackets winger would not be denied. Atkinson's breakaway goal 1:09 into overtime was the difference..." January 22

  • For Wayne Gretzky, history is hockey's cornerstone "Wayne Gretzky is keenly aware there will be considerable debate Friday, and presumably for much longer, when the League unveils the rest of the 100 Greatest NHL Players. Given that pitched arguments break out whenever people compare hockey dynasties and eras, it is also a given that emotions..." January 22

  • Zack Smith confident new deal can be reached with Senators

    Ottawa Citizen "Zack Smith wants to stay and the Senators want to keep him and he’s confident they’ll find common ground to make that happen. Senators GM Pierre Dorion confirmed Friday he sat down with Smith’s agent Allain Roy when the club made a stop in St. Louis to start this three-game road trip and the..." January 22

  • Strange omissions reveal NHL’s real motive for Greatest 100 list

    New York Post "It is a marketing function, not that there’s anything wrong with that, but you should bear that in mind when the NHL unveils the post-Original Six Era portion of its Greatest 100 Players on Friday night in Los Angeles as part of the league’s All-Star weekend. And as such, I would expect current..." January 22

  • Senators stunned after MacArthur shut down for season

    Sportsnet "Dion Phaneuf calls it the most difficult phone call he’s ever had to make. After receiving the stunning news that teammate Clarke MacArthur’s bid to return from a concussion had been denied this week, the Ottawa Senators defenceman did what he could to console a guy he’s known since..." January 22

  • Pyatt scores shootout winner as Senators beat Leafs

    The Sports Xchange "TORONTO -- Guy Boucher does not watch shootouts. The Ottawa Senators coach does not like them because he feels that it is a team game and he believes in letting the shooters do their own thing. He would have liked what he saw Saturday night. Tom Pyatt scored the decisive goal in..." January 21

  • Some NHL stars are packing less punch this season; why?

    USA Today "Jamie Benn, a scoring champion in 2014-15 and 41-goal scorer last season, has 11 goals in 43 games this season. Chicago Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews, averaging 28 goals per season in his career, has seven this season. Future Hall of Famer Joe Thornton has scored only three goals and each..." January 21

  • Senators GM Dorion looking to replace MacArthur

    Ottawa Citizen "Pierre Dorion has been doing a lot of talking but he hasn’t been able to take any action. He is looking to replace winger Clarke MacArthur, who won’t play this season because of post-concussion syndrome, but not at any cost. Speaking to reporters Friday morning, the Senators GM indicated..." January 21

  • Is it time for the Ottawa Senators to trade Cody Ceci?

    Sportsnet "If you believe the rumour mill, a year ago at this time the Ottawa Senators balked at the idea of trading Cody Ceci for Jonathan Drouin, valuing the then-22-year-old defenceman more than a potential star forward. Now, I don’t know if I buy that — while NHL teams do usually overvalue their own..." January 21

  • Ottawa Senators should not trade young forward Curtis Lazar

    Ottawa Sun "There are a number of reasons why it would be a bad idea for the Senators to trade Curtis Lazar now. One of them wears a ‘C’ for the Columbus Blue Jackets. There are certain similarities between Lazar — who TSN’s Trade Bait currently ranks 12th on the players most likely to be moved..." January 21

  • So, is Mike Condon actually really good? He certainly was against Columbus

    Pro Hockey Talk "Considering their numbers heading in, many were perplexed when the Ottawa Senators essentially replaced Andrew Hammond with Mike Condon. Now many are perplexed by just how strong Condon’s often been for Ottawa. Thursday might stand as the prime example that this guy could be better than many..." January 20

  • MacArthur will not play this season

    Sportsnet "Clarke MacArthur has been shutdown for the season, Ottawa Senators general manager Pierre Dorion announced Friday. MacArthur last played an NHL game on Oct. 14, 2015 after suffering from multiple concussions. In September, he appeared to be ready to go during Senators training camp, until..." January 20

  • Condon stymies Blue Jackets in Senators' win

    The Sports Xchange "COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Mike Conlon has proved to be an iron man for Ottawa for the past few weeks and the goaltender came up big against one of the NHL's highest-scoring teams on Thursday night. Condon made 42 saves in his 11th straight start and 21st consecutive game overall, posting a shutout..." January 19

  • NHL announces details of the 2017 All-Star Skills Competition

    Sportsnet "The NHL All-Star skills competition is coming up in Los Angeles on Jan. 28 at 7:00 p.m. ET and on Thursday, the league announced details of the event. The following events will be part of this year’s skills competition: · Gatorade NHL Skills Challenge Relay™ · Honda NHL Four Line..." January 19

  • Stone, Hoffman lead Sens past Blues

    The Sports Xchange "ST. LOUIS -- Mark Stone expected the Ottawa Senators would need a couple of lucky bounces if they were going to defeat the St. Louis Blues on the road Tuesday night. One of those bounces left the puck on his stick early in the third period, and he was able to score a tiebreaking goal which..." January 18

  • Blues' Hitchcock calls Karlsson an 'offenseman'

    Ottawa Citizen "Ken Hitchcock had nothing but praise for Senators’ captain Erik Karlsson. “He’s a great skater but it’s his anticipation that puts him ahead of everybody,” the St. Louis Blues coach said Tuesday morning. “It’s his reads, when to jump, when to go, when to attack. He just seems to be a step ahead..." January 18

  • A statistical look at the 2016-17 Selke candidates

    Fanrag Sports "Halfway through the NHL season, it’s pretty obvious who some of the awards favorites are. Unless Auston Matthews falls off the face of the earth, he’s likely to be taking home the Calder Trophy in June. The same can be said of Brent Burns and the Norris Trophy, as he’s on pace to top Erik..." January 18

  • McElhinney wins first game in goal after joining Maple Leafs

    The Sports Xchange "OTTAWA -- - Curtis McElhinney was given another new lease on life when he was claimed off waivers by the Toronto Maple Leafs earlier this week. He responded with a standout performance in his debut on Saturday night. McElhinney, who will serve as backup to Frederik Andersen, made 35..." January 14

  • Condon, Sens earn convincing win vs. Penguins

    The Sports Xchange "OTTAWA -- Mike Condon sure has a funny way of saying thanks. The Senators goalie has two reasons to be grateful to the Pittsburgh Penguins: They claimed him when the Montreal Canadiens put him on waivers in early October, and then they traded him to Ottawa for a late draft pick in early..." January 12

  • NHL unveils jerseys for All-Star Game "The National Hockey League's Centennial, the Los Angeles Kings' 50th anniversary, previous NHL All-Star Games and the Hollywood setting all influenced the design of the jerseys that will be worn during the 2017 Honda NHL® All-Star Game at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles on Sunday, Jan. 29. All..." January 11

  • NHL announces 2017 All-Star rosters

    Sportsnet "The NHL released its 2017 All-Star Game rosters on Tuesday. A fan vote determined each division’s team captain, the results of which were released last week. The four head coaches for all-star weekend will be Michel Therrien of the Montreal Canadiens (Atlantic), Bruce Boudreau of the..." January 10

  • Friedman points out which NHL teams are hungry to make trades

    Fanrag Sports "Somebody. Anybody. Make some trades. Hockey fans are anxiously waiting for even a trickle of trade activity in the National Hockey League, but it’s been gravely disappointing on that front for awhile. “I have to tell you, I think there’s teams that really want to do something,” explained..." January 10

  • Senators stop Oilers, end four-game skid

    The Sports Xchange "OTTAWA -- Mark Stone tried to explain the unexplainable. "It's weird sometimes," said the Ottawa Senators winger. "I thought we played a lot better hockey in the games we were losing, then we kind of sneak one out here. I think it all evens itself out, for the most part. It's a big win,..." January 09

  • Boucher offers no answers as to why Ryan sits out against Capitals

    Ottawa Citizen "Suddenly, the one-goal game is the Ottawa Senators’ worst enemy. The Senators returned from their week off Saturday and lost 1-0 to the Washington Capitals, extending their losing streak to four games. All four defeats have been by one-goal margins. The Senators had their fair share of..." January 08

  • Oshie goal, Holtby shutout highlight Capitals' 1-0 win

    The Sports Xchange "OTTAWA -- T.J. Oshie scored on the Washington Capitals' first shot and it turned out to be the only goal of the game Saturday night. Braden Holtby took care of the rest, making 30 saves as the flu-bitten Capitals (25-9-5) extended their winning streak to five games by defeating the Ottawa..." January 07

  • Are the NHL outdoor games still must-see TV?

    Yardbarker "The plan here for New Year’s Day was about the same as it has been for the last couple of years: Curl up into a ball and watch the first of the NHL outdoor games until the NYE-induced champagne headache finally faded. A couple years ago, there was a sizable amount of people that did the exact..." January 03

  • Rare goal by Chorney lifts Capitals by Senators

    The Sports Xchange "WASHINGTON -- Forget Alex Ovechkin and the rest of the Washington Capitals' high-flying forwards. It's the defenseman who have suddenly turned into scoring machines. Defensemen Taylor Chorney and Karl Alzner, neither of whom are known for their offensive prowess, lit the lamp for the..." January 01

  • Mantha's OT goal lifts Red Wings over Senators

    The Sports Xchange "OTTAWA -- Asked about watching her grandson play in person for the first time at any level, 92-year-old Patricia Thompson said it was the best day of her life. That pleased Detroit Red Wings rookie goalie Jared Coreau to no end. "Well, that's good," Coreau, who was born and raised 37..." December 29

  • Rangers escape early hole, edge Senators

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- Rangers coach Alain Vigneault called the start to New York's Tuesday game a "worst-case scenario." The Ottawa Senators scored on their first two shots, and the Rangers looked as if they were still filled with egg nog after the four-day Christmas break. Antti Raanta was the..." December 27

  • Hoffman's OT goal the difference as Sens edge Ducks

    The Sports Xchange "OTTAWA -- To hear Mike Hoffman tell it, scoring in overtime Thursday was simply a matter of taking advantage of a gift. The subtle setup pass by Dion Phaneuf was the key. "It's my job to put the puck in the net when it comes to me there," Hoffman said after his one-timer from just..." December 22

  • First Predators draft pick David Legwand retires

    Tennessean "David Legwand, the Predators' first draft pick and holder of many franchise records, announced his retirement from the NHL on Thursday. Nashville selected the forward at No. 2 in the 1998 draft, and he played nearly 1,000 games with the Predators over 14-plus seasons. His 956 career games, 210..." December 22

  • Sens use second gear to beat Blackhawks

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- The Ottawa Senators hadn't won in Chicago in 15 years -- a run they knew wouldn't end without a proper start. But it's the way the Senators finished Tuesday night against the Blackhawks that made the difference in a gritty 4-3 victory at United Center. The Senators scored..." December 21

  • Hammond left Sens' win in Brooklyn with reported ankle issue

    CBS Sports "Hammond left Sunday's game against the Islanders during the first period. When the second period began, Mike Condon was in the crease, but Hammond was on the bench and available to come into the game if needed." December 19

  • G Condon comes off bench to lead Sens past Isles

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- Ottawa Senators backup goalie Mike Condon made a snap-of-the-fingers transformation Sunday night. Condon stopped 22 of the 24 shots he faced in relief of the injured Andrew Hammond as the Senators won for the second time in as many nights, beating the New York Islanders 6-2 at..." December 18

  • Senators owner Melnyk not happy with slipping attendance

    Ottawa Citizen "Eugene Melnyk doesn’t like looking around the Canadian Tire Centre and seeing empty seats. The Senators owner is hopeful a winning hockey team will help improve the situation. The Senators have averaged 15,357 fans through 17 home games this season in the 18,572-seat building and the club is..." December 18

  • Smith, Condon help Senators defeat Devils

    The Sports Xchange "OTTAWA -- Opportunity knocked for Zack Smith when he was elevated from a checking to scoring line in the absence of a suspended teammate. The Ottawa Senators winger answered with a goal and an assist in Saturday's 3-1 victory over the New Jersey Devils at Canadian Tire Centre. "My game..." December 17

  • Hoffman will receive phone hearing for cross-check on Couture

    TSN "Ottawa Senators forward Mike Hoffman will have a hearing with the NHL’s Department of Player Safety on Friday regarding his crosscheck of San Jose Sharks forward Logan Couture. The incident occurred in the third period of Wednesday night’s contest between the Senators and Sharks and happened..." December 16

  • Mike Hoffman suspended for two games "Ottawa Senators forward Mike Hoffman has been suspended for two games, without pay, for cross-checking San Jose Sharks forward Logan Couture during NHL Game No. 441 in Ottawa on Wednesday, Dec. 14, the National Hockey League's Department of Player Safety announced today. The incident occurred..." December 16

  • Sharks complete Ontario shootout sweep

    The Sports Xchange "OTTAWA -- The second shootout for the San Jose Sharks in 24 hours came down to a showdown between a sniper and an enforcer. They had the sniper. Rookie Kevin Labanc scored the only goal of the shootout, in the fourth round, as the Sharks defeated the Ottawa Senators 4-3 at Canadian..." December 14

  • Ducks power past Senators

    The Sports Xchange "ANAHEIM, Calif. -- The Anaheim Ducks converted their advantage in energy into one of their most one-sided victories of the season. Corey Perry, Antoine Vermette and Sami Vatanen each scored a power-play goal to lead the Ducks' 5-1 rout of the Ottawa Senators on Sunday at the Honda..." December 11

  • Sens' Borowiecki suspended two games

    TSN "Ottawa Senators D Mark Borowiecki is suspended two games for boarding Los Angeles Kings F Tyler Toffoli." December 11

  • Borowiecki to have hearing with player safety after boarding Toffoli

    TSN "Ottawa Senators defenceman Mark Borowiecki will have a hearing with the NHL’s Department of Player Safety on Sunday to discuss boarding Los Angeles Kings forward Tyler Toffoli. The incident occurred at the 2:38 mark of the opening period and Borowiecki was assessed a boarding major on the play." December 11

  • Kings ride power-play goals past Senators

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- The crowd at Staples Center had barely settled into their seats Saturday afternoon when the Los Angeles Kings took control of the game against the Ottawa Senators and never looked back. An early major penalty paved the way for two of the three power-play goals by the Kings, an..." December 10

  • Kelly goal lifts Senators past Sharks

    The Sports Xchange "SAN JOSE -- In the end it was a bad bounce -- or three -- that cost the San Jose Sharks on Wednesday night. Chris Kelly's tiebreaking goal at 18:54 of the third period enabled the Ottawa Senators to beat the Sharks 4-2 at SAP Center. Kelly picked up a bouncing puck that neither Sharks..." December 08

  • Erik Karlsson hit another impressive milestone

    Pro Hockey Talk "Erik Karlsson‘s had a terrific career in the NHL so far and he’s still just 26 years old. He already owns two Norris Trophies (2011-12, 2014-15) and his ability to move the puck and put up points from the blue line is second to none. Last year, Karlsson played in all 82 games and he finished..." December 08

  • McDavid, Crosby, Price and Kane lead All-Star voting through first week

    Pro Hockey Talk "Voting for the 2017 NHL All-Star game has been underway for more than a week now, and on Tuesday afternoon the league announced the early leaders from each division. The game, which will take place in Los Angeles on Jan. 26, will feature the same format as last year’s game with the four..." December 06

  • Rust's 3 goals help Penguins belt Senators 8-5

    The Sports Xchange "PITTSBURGH – Cue the partridge in a pear tree. The Pittsburgh Penguins' 8-5 win over the Ottawa Senators on Monday night at PPG Paints Arena had a little of everything and a lot of some things, namely goals. "That was a weird game," Ottawa coach Guy Boucher said. "Everything that could..." December 05

  • Senators’ Andrew Hammond assigned to AHL Binghamton

    Sportsnet "The Ottawa Senators have assigned goaltender Andrew Hammond to AHL Binghamton. Hammond was recalled by Ottawa on Nov. 29 but hasn’t appeared in an NHL game since Oct. 28." December 04

  • Senators will be without Bobby Ryan for at least next two games

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Ottawa Senators were without forward Bobby Ryan during their 3-2 loss to the Philadelphia Flyers on Thursday due to a hand injury that he aggravated on Tuesday against Buffalo. That injury resulted in him being placed on injured reserve by the team, which means he will miss at least the next..." December 03