The Ottawa Senators are a professional ice hockey team based in Ottawa, Ontario. Senators play their home games at the 17,373-seat Canadian Tire Centre, which opened in 1996 as the Palladium. Fans of the Senators can get tickets to the best seats in the stadium from Golden Tickets.
The current-day Ottawa Senators are actually the second NHL franchise to use the Ottawa Senators name. The original Ottawa Senators team was established in 1886. That team made their NHL debut in 1917 and played until 1934, winning 11 Stanley Cups titles in the process.
Though the Ottawa Senators were one of the hottest teams in the NHL during the 1920s, they couldn’t compete with the ever-expanding American markets and eventually moved across the border to become the St. Louis Eagles.
After a 58-year absence, the Ottawa Senators returned to the NHL in 1992. Unfortunately, their first season back in the NHL was not a pretty one for the Senators. Ottawa Senators Ticket Holders watched their team win only 10 games and tie the San Jose Sharks for the worst record in the league.
The team’s poor performance continued for the next three seasons, but they were able to draft top talent including Radek Bonk in 1994, Chris Phillips in 1996, and Marian Hossa in 1997. In addition, 1996 saw the emergence of a talented rookie from Sweden named Daniel Alfredsson, who would win the Calder Memorial Trophy as NHL Rookie of the Year.
The Senators have won four division titles and, in 2003, the Presidents' Trophy. They appeared in the Stanley Cup Finals in 2007, but were defeated by the Anaheim Ducks. Ottawa Senators Ticket Holders have watched their team consistently qualify for post-season play in recent years, but another trip to the Stanley Cup Finals has eluded them.