Ottawa Senators Wiretap

Sens Owner Blasts Sidney Crosby

Mar 24, 2017 5:51 PM

Senators owner Eugene Melnyk is not happy with Penguins star Sidney Crosby, saying the two-time league MVP should be suspended "for a long time" as a result of a serious finger injury to Senators defenseman Marc Methot.

"We all know who he is. The guy is just beyond belief," Melnyk told TSN 1200 radio in Ottawa on Friday. "You do this kind of stuff, I don't care who you are in the league, I don't care if you're the No. 1 player in the league, you need to sit out a long time for this kind of crap."

Tags: Ottawa Senators, Pittsburgh Penguins, Misc Rumor, Suspension

Canadiens, Senators To Celebrate NHL's Centennial With Outdoor Game

Mar 18, 2017 12:57 AM

Almost 100 years after Montreal and Ottawa played on the NHL's first day of action, the Canadiens and Senators will celebrate the league's centennial with an outdoor game.

The league announced Friday that the Habs and Senators will play outdoors Dec. 16 at TD Place Stadium, home to the Canadian Football League champion Ottawa Redblacks. The Canadiens beat the Senators 7-4. on Dec. 19, 1917, when the NHL began play.

Tags: Montreal Canadiens, Ottawa Senators, Misc Rumor

NHL Names Pavelski, Bernier, Karlsson 'Three Stars'

Mar 13, 2017 6:12 PM

San Jose Sharks center Joe Pavelski, Anaheim Ducks goaltender Jonathan Bernier and Ottawa Senators defenseman Erik Karlsson have been named the NHL’s “Three Stars” for the week ending March 12.

Tags: San Jose Sharks, Anaheim Ducks, Ottawa Senators, Misc Rumor, Personal Award

Senators Send Prospect To Canucks For Alex Burrows

Feb 28, 2017 12:49 AM

The Senators are gearing up for a postseason push, acquiring veteran forward Alex Burrows from the Canucks for prospect Jonathan Dahlen on Monday.

The deal was announced two days before Wednesday's NHL trade deadline and gives the Senators a skilled pest with plenty of playoff experience.

Tags: Ottawa Senators, Vancouver Canucks, Official Trade

Martin Havlat Retires After 14 NHL Seasons

Feb 9, 2017 1:43 AM

Martin Havlat has announced his retirement after putting up 594 points in 790 NHL games over 14 seasons.

Nicknamed "Mach 9" for his skating prowess, Havlat played for the Senators, Blackhawks, Wild, Sharks, Devils and Blues. The 35-year-old announced his retirement on Wednesday through the NHL Players' Association.

Tags: Ottawa Senators, Chicago Blackhawks, Minnesota Wild, New Jersey Devils, San Jose Sharks, St Louis Blues, Misc Rumor

NHL Eyeing Games In Sweden, China

Feb 3, 2017 6:41 PM

While the NHL's participation in the 2018 Olympics in South Korea remains very much in doubt, the league and its players are close to finalizing two international events next season -- one in Sweden and one in China.

The NHL is awaiting word from the NHLPA on whether they will approve two regular-season games between the Avalanche and the Senators, in Stockholm, Sweden, on Nov. 10-11, as well as two preseason games between the Kings and the Canucks, in China, a source familiar with the discussions told ESPN.

Tags: Colorado Avalanche, Los Angeles Kings, Ottawa Senators, Vancouver Canucks, Misc Rumor

Sharks Trade Wingels To Sens For Two Prospects, Draft Pick

Jan 24, 2017 5:13 PM

The San Jose Sharks have traded forward Tommy Wingels to the Ottawa Senators for two minor league forwards and a 2017 seventh-round draft pick.

The deal made Tuesday helps clear up salary cap room for the Sharks if they want to make an addition before the trade deadline. Wingels is in the final year of a contract that pays him $2.475 million this season. San Jose will retain 30 percent of Wingels' remaining salary.

Tags: San Jose Sharks, Ottawa Senators, Misc Rumor, Official Trade

David Legwand Retires After 16-Year NHL Career

Dec 23, 2016 2:01 AM

David Legwand announced his retirement Thursday, ending a 16-year NHL career that began as the Nashville Predators' first draft pick.

The 36-year-old Legwand had 228 goals and 390 assists in 1,136 career regular-season games with Nashville, Detroit, Ottawa and Buffalo. He's Nashville's career leader in goals (210), assists (356), points (566), game-winning goals (41) and games (956). He had five goals and nine assists in 79 games last season for Buffalo.

Tags: Nashville Predators, Buffalo Sabres, Detroit Red Wings, Ottawa Senators, Misc Rumor, Personal Award

Jack Eichel Could Play For Sabres On Tuesday

Nov 28, 2016 2:47 PM

Sabres center Jack Eichel declared he's cleared every hurdle in recovering from a sprained left ankle, and coach Dan Bylsma said there's a possibility the center will make his season debut at Ottawa on Tuesday.

"We'll see," Bylsma said Monday, giving no guarantees that Eichel will play against the Senators. But Bylsma noted he was impressed by how the player performed during consecutive days of rigorous practices.

Tags: Buffalo Sabres, Ottawa Senators, Injury, Misc Rumor

Rangers Claim Matt Puempel Off Waivers From Senators

Nov 22, 2016 5:19 PM

New York Rangers General Manager Jeff Gorton announced today that the team has claimed forward Matt Puempel off waivers.
Puempel, 23, has skated in 13 games with the Ottawa Senators this season, registering 12 shots on goal and seven penalty minutes.

He has posted a plus/minus rating of even or better in nine of the 13 contests he has played in 2016-17.
Puempel has skated in 52 career NHL games over parts of three seasons (2014-15 – 2016-17), all with Ottawa, registering four goals and two assists for six points, along with 24 penalty minutes.

Tags: New York Rangers, Ottawa Senators, Misc Rumor, Waiver

Pens Trade Mike Condon To Senators For Draft Pick
Penguins goalie Matt Murray is returning to the ice after missing the start of the season.

Leafs' Auston Matthews Scores Four Goals In NHL Debut
The Senators defeated the Maple Leafs in the NHL season opener 5-4 in overtime.

Sens To Retire Daniel Alfredsson's No. 11
Daniel Alfredsson will become just the second player in Senators' club history to receive the honor.

Sens, Mike Hoffman Agree To Four-Year Deal
The Senators and Mike Hoffman avoided arbitration and have agreed to a four-year contract, worth nearly $21M.

Rangers Acquire Mika Zibanejad From Senators For Derick Brassard
The Rangers also receive the Senators second round pick in the 2018 draft, while sending the Sens a seventh round pick in 2018.

Press Release

Senators Name Guy Boucher Head Coach
Guy Boucher becomes the 12th head coach in Senators franchise history.

Wild Hire Bruce Boudreau As Head Coach
Bruce Boudreau was fired as head coach of the Ducks on April 29.

Senators To Interview Bruce Boudreau
The Ducks fired Bruce Boudreau as head coach last week.

Senators Fire Coach Dave Cameron
Dave Cameron had a 70-50-17 record with the Senators.

Senators Name Pierre Dorion New GM
Bryan Murray will remain with the Senators in an advisory role.

Senators Owner Say's There Will Be 'Key Changes'
There's speculation that head coach Dave Cameron is on the hot seat in Ottawa.

Leafs Complete Five-Player Deal With Senators
Dion Phaneuf had skated in 423 games with the Maple Leafs.

Press Release

NHL Suspends Mark Stone Two-Games For 'Reckless' Hit
Mark Stone leads the Senators with 13 points.

Sens To Hire Daniel Alfredsson For Front-Office Position
Daniel Alfredsson is close to accepting a position in the Senators' hockey operations department.

Mike Hoffman Awarded $2M From Senators By Arbitrator
Mike Hoffman submitted a request for a one-year, $3.4 million contract; the Senators offered a one-year, $1.75 million contract.

Alex Chiasson Awarded $1.2M In Arbitration
Alex Chiasson had 11 goals and 15 assists in 76 games this last season for the Senators.

Ducks Name Paul MacLean Assistant Coach
Paul MacLean was the head coach of the Senators from 2011-15.

Press Release

Sens Trade Lehner, Legwand To Sabres For Draft Pick
The Senators will receive the 21st overall pick in the NHL draft on Friday night.

Price, Canadiens Close Out Senators
The Canadiens defeated the Senators 2-0 on Sunday night to advance to the second round of the playoffs.

Canadiens Take Commanding 3-0 Series Lead
Dale Weise's OT goal gave the Canadiens a 2-1 win over the Senators on Sunday.