Ottawa Senators

Senators Snapshot At The Centre Of Celebration In 2016-17

The 2016-17 Senators season will be one for the ages, as stars have aligned nicely for the club’s 25th anniversary in 2017. In addition, the NHL will mark 100 years of action, the Stanley Cup turns 125 and Canada rounds to its’ 150th Centennial, with the nation’s capital sitting at the heart of a hockey supernova.

Meanwhile, the club welcomes the promotion of Pierre Dorion as the new general manager and the addition of Guy Boucher as the 12th head coach in franchise history.

Boucher, 44, spent the better part of the last three seasons as the head coach of SC Bern in the Swiss league, posting a 44-29-5 record. Previously, the McGill grad spent two-plus seasons as the head coach of the Tampa Bay Lightning, guiding the club to a 97-78-20 record and a trip to the 2011 Eastern Conference Final. Along with associate coach Mark Crawford, a Jacks Adams winner and Stanley Cup champ, the new staff behind the bench will be invaluable to young rising talents like Mark Stone and Cody Ceci.

While the pair of wingers scored a combined 120 points last season, the team’s offensive catalyst was once again all-world defenceman Erik Karlsson. Coming off a record-setting season that saw him record 82 points in 82 games, the two-time Norris Trophy winner led all D-men in points produced for the third straight season, while sitting fourth in points across entire the NHL.

While the current club continues to offer exciting action on the ice full of star-power, this season Ottawa’s rich hockey history will be at the core of hosting some of the biggest milestones in the game. For more than 24 years, they have been providing thousands of Ottawa-Gatineau businesses with the most powerful business development tool in the region reaching the Nation’s Capital business leaders and key influencers. 2016-17 promises to be a year to remember for the entire community.