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The 2018–19 Ottawa Senators season was the 27th season of the Ottawa Senators of the National Hockey League (NHL). The Senators failed to qualify for the playoffs for the second consecutive year. The season saw the trading away of several notable veterans including Erik Karlsson, Matt Duchene, Mark Stone and Ryan Dzingel and the firing of coach Guy Boucher.

2018–19 Ottawa Senators
Division8th Atlantic
Conference16th Eastern
2018–19 record29–47–6
Home record18–19–4
Road record11–28–2
Goals for242
Goals against302
Team information
General ManagerPierre Dorion
CoachGuy Boucher (Oct. 4 – Mar. 1)
Marc Crawford (interim) (Mar. 1 – present)
CaptainVacant
Alternate captainsMark Borowiecki
Matt Duchene (Oct. 4 – Feb. 22)
Jean-Gabriel Pageau (Feb. 22 – present)
Zack Smith
Mark Stone (Oct. 4 – Feb. 25)
ArenaCanadian Tire Centre
Average attendance14,553 (76%)[1]
Minor league affiliate(s)Belleville Senators (AHL)
Brampton Beast (ECHL)
Team leaders
GoalsMark Stone (28)
AssistsThomas Chabot (41)
PointsMark Stone (62)
Penalty minutesMark Borowiecki (89)
Plus/minusMark Stone (+13)
WinsCraig Anderson (17)
Goals against averageAnders Nilsson (2.90)

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Team businessEdit

In May 2018, the club announced the appointment of Nicolas Ruszkowski as its new chief operating officer. Ruszkowski has a background in public relations.[2] Ruszkowski will be in charge of business operations and will not have a role in hockey operations.[3]

Assistant general manager Randy Lee was suspended by the club in June, after being charged for offences during the NHL Entry Draft Combine in Buffalo, New York. He resigned from the position in August.[4]

The Belleville Senators head coaching vacancy was filled in June when the Senators announced the hiring of Troy Mann, a veteran of ten seasons in the North American minor leagues.[5]

The Senators named a new assistant general manager on September 17. The new assistant general manager is Peter MacTavish, who was previously with law firm Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP, and CAA Hockey.[6]

The Senators announced that the Brampton Beast will be the team's official ECHL affiliate after the Montreal Canadiens decided not to renew their affiliation with the Beast.[7]

The Senators' plans to build a new arena downtown in partnership with Trinity Developments came apart after it was revealed that the Senators were suing Trinity for CA$700 million in damages. Trinity was developing a site adjacent to the LeBreton Flats site and the Senators felt this was inappropriate competition. Trinity responded with a CA$1 billion dollar lawsuit, accusing the Senators of being unwilling to contribute any money to the project. The National Capital Commission (NCC), in charge of the public lands the arena would be situated on, announced the cancellation of the partnership's bid to develop the site, but gave the sides an extension when the two parties agreed to mediation. On February 27, 2019, it was announced that mediation between the parties had failed to come to an agreement and that the NCC would explore other options for the site's redevelopment.[8][9]

Off-seasonEdit

In July, the Senators avoided arbitration with winger Mark Stone coming to agreement on a $7.3 million one-year contract. Contract negotiations with defenseman Cody Ceci went to arbitration, where he was awarded a $4.3 million one-year deal.

In August, the Senators' 2018 first-round pick Brady Tkachuk decided to forego further seasons in university to turn professional with the Senators, signing a three-year entry-level contract. The Senators hired former player Chris Kelly as a development coach on September 4, 2018. He joins former player Shean Donovan as development coach.[10]

A contract extension was offered to captain Erik Karlsson on July 1, with no terms disclosed publicly. Karlsson turned down the offer, prompting media speculation about his status. The media reported that Karlsson was free to negotiate terms with other teams, however, no trade was made at the time. Trade speculation heated up as the team neared training camp, and the team finally made a deal with the San Jose Sharks on September 13, one day before training camp. The team received two NHL players (Dylan DeMelo, Chris Tierney), two young prospects (Josh Norris and Rudolfs Balcers), and first-round and second-round draft picks in exchange for Karlsson. Karlsson did not agree to a contract extension with the Sharks, and a second-round draft pick of the Sharks will go to the Senators should he re-sign with San Jose. An additional pick will go to the Senators should the Sharks trade Karlsson to the Eastern Conference.

Pre-seasonEdit

The Senators played in the Kraft Hockeyville game again in pre-season, playing the Toronto Maple Leafs in Lucan, Ontario on September 18. The team played a six-game pre-season schedule, including two against Toronto, two against Montreal and two against Chicago.

Regular seasonEdit

The Senators' first game of the season, also the home opener, was on October 4, 2018, versus the Chicago Blackhawks. In the team's 26[11] seasons of play, this was the first time the Blackhawks were the opening night opponent.[12]

During November, a video leaked of seven Senators players, including Matt Duchene, Chris Wideman, Chris Tierney, Dylan DeMelo and Thomas Chabot, mocking the team during an Uber ride from a game.[13] The five minute video featured the players laughing at the team's low ranked penalty kill, poor special teams and insulting assistant coach Martin Raymond, who was not present in the vehicle. The video quickly went viral, and started a dialogue about privacy and consent about recording conversations.[14] The players involved issued apologies for their comments.[15]

At the trade deadline, the Senators traded away their top three scorers: Mark Stone, Matt Duchene and Ryan Dzingel; all were scheduled to become unrestricted free agents in July and had not agreed to contract extensions. Duchene and Dzingel were traded away to the Columbus Blue Jackets, and Stone was traded to the Vegas Golden Knights. At the trade deadline, the Senators were in last place in the NHL, a position they would hold for the rest of the season.

On March 1, 2019, head coach Guy Boucher was fired and associate coach Marc Crawford was named as interim head coach.[16]

PlayoffsEdit

The Senators failed to qualify for the 2019 Stanley Cup playoffs after being eliminated on March 9, 2019, following a 3–2 loss to the Boston Bruins.[17]

StandingsEdit

Divisional standingsEdit

Atlantic Division
Pos Team GP W L OTL ROW GF GA GD Pts
1 p – Tampa Bay Lightning 82 62 16 4 56 325 222 +103 128
2 x – Boston Bruins 82 49 24 9 47 259 215 +44 107
3 x – Toronto Maple Leafs 82 46 28 8 46 286 251 +35 100
4 Montreal Canadiens 82 44 30 8 41 249 236 +13 96
5 Florida Panthers 82 36 32 14 33 267 280 −13 86
6 Buffalo Sabres 82 33 39 10 28 226 271 −45 76
7 Detroit Red Wings 82 32 40 10 29 227 277 −50 74
8 Ottawa Senators 82 29 47 6 29 242 302 −60 64
Source: National Hockey League
p – Clinched Presidents' Trophy; x – Clinched playoff spot.

Conference standingsEdit

Top 3 (Metropolitan Division)
Pos Team GP W L OTL ROW GF GA GD Pts
1 y – Washington Capitals 82 48 26 8 44 278 249 +29 104
2 x – New York Islanders 82 48 27 7 43 228 196 +32 103
3 x – Pittsburgh Penguins 82 44 26 12 42 273 241 +32 100
Source: National Hockey League
x – Clinched playoff spot; y – Clinched division.
Top 3 (Atlantic Division)
Pos Team GP W L OTL ROW GF GA GD Pts
1 p – Tampa Bay Lightning 82 62 16 4 56 325 222 +103 128
2 x – Boston Bruins 82 49 24 9 47 259 215 +44 107
3 x – Toronto Maple Leafs 82 46 28 8 46 286 251 +35 100
Source: National Hockey League
p – Clinched Presidents' Trophy; x – Clinched playoff spot.
Eastern Conference Wild Card
Pos Div Team GP W L OTL ROW GF GA GD Pts
1 ME x – Carolina Hurricanes 82 46 29 7 44 245 223 +22 99
2 ME x – Columbus Blue Jackets 82 47 31 4 45 258 232 +26 98
3 AT Montreal Canadiens 82 44 30 8 41 249 236 +13 96
4 AT Florida Panthers 82 36 32 14 33 267 280 −13 86
5 ME Philadelphia Flyers 82 37 37 8 34 244 281 −37 82
6 ME New York Rangers 82 32 36 14 26 227 272 −45 78
7 AT Buffalo Sabres 82 33 39 10 28 226 271 −45 76
8 AT Detroit Red Wings 82 32 40 10 29 227 277 −50 74
9 ME New Jersey Devils 82 31 41 10 28 222 275 −53 72
10 AT Ottawa Senators 82 29 47 6 29 242 302 −60 64
Source: National Hockey League
x – Clinched playoff spot.

Schedule and resultsEdit

Pre-seasonEdit

The pre-season schedule was published on June 18, 2018.[18]

Regular seasonEdit

The regular season schedule was released on June 21, 2018.[19]

2018–19 game log (Record: 29–47–6; Home: 18–19–4 ; Road: 11–28–2)

Legend:   Win (2 points)   Loss (0 points)   Overtime/shootout loss (1 point)

PlayersEdit

 
Ottawa warming up before its Nov. 23 game at Dallas

StatisticsEdit

Final Stats[20]

SkatersEdit

Regular season
Player GP G A Pts +/− PIM
Mark Stone 59 28 34 62 13 22
Matt Duchene 50 27 31 58 -2 6
Thomas Chabot 70 14 41 55 -12 32
Chris Tierney 81 9 39 48 -22 26
Brady Tkachuk 71 22 23 45 -10 73
Ryan Dzingel 57 22 22 44 -13 29
Bobby Ryan 78 15 27 42 -29 33
Colin White 71 14 27 41 -24 24
Mikkel Boedker 71 7 28 35 -24 6
Zack Smith 70 9 19 28 -6 81
Cody Ceci 74 7 19 26 -22 18
Dylan DeMelo 77 4 18 22 -1 32
Magnus Paajarvi 80 11 8 19 -14 6
Maxime Lajoie 56 7 8 15 -25 20
Anthony Duclair 21 8 6 14 1 2
Brian Gibbons 20 6 8 14 3 4
Rudolfs Balcers 36 5 9 14 -7 10
Christian Wolanin 30 4 8 12 3 6
Jean-Gabriel Pageau 39 4 8 12 -12 14
Christian Jaros 61 1 9 10 -14 27
Drake Batherson 20 3 6 9 -2 6
Oscar Lindberg 20 5 3 8 1 4
Chris Wideman 19 2 3 5 -9 12
Mark Borowiecki 53 1 4 5 -12 89
Ben Harpur 51 1 4 5 -13 56
Max Veronneau 12 2 2 4 -5 0
Nick Paul 20 1 1 2 -10 4
Tom Pyatt 37 0 2 2 -16 2
Alex Formenton 9 1 0 1 -2 6
Max McCormick 14 1 0 1 -6 4
Filip Chlapik 5 1 0 1 -2 4
Stefan Elliott 3 0 1 1 1 0
Justin Falk 10 0 0 0 -4 11
Jack Rodewald 6 0 0 0 0 0
Paul Carey 5 0 0 0 0 0
Cody Goloubef 5 0 0 0 0 2
Erik Burgdoerfer 4 0 0 0 -1 2
Darren Archibald 3 0 0 0 -2 0
Andreas Englund 3 0 0 0 -2 10
Logan Brown 2 0 0 0 -2 0
Erik Brannstrom 2 0 0 0 0 0
Vitalii Abramov 1 0 0 0 -3 0

GoaltendersEdit

Regular season[20]
Player GP GS TOI W L OT GA GAA SA SV% SO G A PIM
Craig Anderson 50 47 2785:11 17 27 4 163 3.51 1676 .903 2 0 1 0
Anders Nilsson 24 22 1321:52 11 11 0 64 2.90 745 .914 2 0 1 0
Mike McKenna 10 6 454:23 1 4 1 30 3.96 292 .897 0 0 0 0
Marcus Hogberg 4 4 205:30 0 2 1 14 4.09 121 .884 0 0 0 0
Mike Condon 2 2 75:15 0 2 0 8 6.38 40 .800 0 0 0 0
Joey Daccord 1 1 60:00 0 1 0 5 5.00 40 .875 0 0 0 0

Denotes player spent time with another team before joining the Senators. Stats reflect time with the Senators only.
No longer with team.
Bold denotes team leader in that category.

Awards and honoursEdit

AwardsEdit

MilestonesEdit

Player Milestone Date
Maxime Lajoie 1st career NHL game
1st career NHL goal
1st career NHL assist
1st career NHL point
October 4, 2018
Brady Tkachuk 1st career NHL game October 8, 2018
Brady Tkachuk 1st career NHL goal
1st career NHL assist
1st career NHL point
October 10, 2018
Christian Jaros 1st career NHL assist
1st career NHL point
October 13, 2018
Alex Formenton 1st career NHL goal
1st career NHL point
October 30, 2018
Ryan Dzingel 200th career NHL game November 1, 2018
Magnus Paajarvi 400th career NHL game November 3, 2018
Mark Stone 100th career NHL goal November 6, 2018
Chris Tierney 300th career NHL game November 8, 2018
Drake Batherson 1st career NHL game
1st career NHL goal
1st career NHL point
November 15, 2018
Matt Duchene 500th career NHL point November 17, 2018
Drake Batherson 1st career NHL assist November 17, 2018
Mikkel Boedker 300th career NHL point November 21, 2018
Christian Jaros 1st career NHL goal November 21, 2018
Tom Pyatt 100th career NHL point November 21, 2018
Ryan Dzingel 100th career NHL point November 29, 2018
Ben Harpur 1st career NHL goal December 1, 2018
Cody Ceci 100th career NHL point December 1, 2018
Thomas Chabot 100th career NHL game December 21, 2018
Cody Ceci 400th career NHL game December 28, 2018
Marcus Hogberg 1st career NHL game December 29, 2018
Matt Duchene 300th career NHL assist January 2, 2019
Rudolfs Balcers 1st career NHL game January 5, 2019
Rudolfs Balcers 1st career NHL goal
1st career NHL point
January 6, 2019
Rudolfs Balcers 1st career NHL assist January 10, 2019
Mikkel Boedker 200th career NHL assist January 10, 2019
Mark Borowiecki 300th career NHL game January 18, 2019
Mark Stone 300th career NHL point February 1, 2019
Matt Duchene 700th career NHL game February 9, 2019
Craig Anderson 600th career NHL game February 18, 2019
Zack Smith 600th career NHL game March 5, 2019
Erik Brannstrom 1st career NHL game March 14, 2019
Max Veronneau 1st career NHL game March 14, 2019
Bobby Ryan 800th NHL game March 16, 2019
Dylan DeMelo 200th NHL game March 16, 2019
Max Veronneau 1st career NHL assist
1st career NHL point
March 16, 2019
Max Veronneau 1st career NHL goal March 20, 2019
Chris Tierney 100th career NHL assist March 20, 2019
Vitalii Abramov 1st career NHL game March 21, 2019
Joel Daccord 1st career NHL game April 4, 2019

RecordsEdit

TransactionsEdit

The Senators have been involved in the following transactions during the 2018–19 season.

TradesEdit

Date Details Ref
June 22, 2018 (2018-06-22) To New York Rangers
PIT's 1st-round pick in 2018
To Ottawa Senators
BOS's 1st-round pick in 2018
NJD's 2nd-round pick in 2018
[21]
September 13, 2018 (2018-09-13) To San Jose Sharks
Erik Karlsson
Francis Perron
To Ottawa Senators
Rudolfs Balcers
Dylan DeMelo
Josh Norris
Chris Tierney
SJS's 1st-round pick in 2019 or 2020
SJS's 2nd-round pick 2019
SJS' 2020 conditional pick
SJS's conditional pick
[22]
November 22, 2018 (2018-11-22) To Edmonton Oilers
Chris Wideman
To Ottawa Senators
STL's conditional 6th-round pick in 2020
[23][24]
December 5, 2018 (2018-12-05) To Pittsburgh Penguins
Macoy Erkamps
Ben Sexton
To Ottawa Senators
Stefan Elliott
Tobias Lindberg
[25]
January 2, 2019 (2019-01-02) To Vancouver Canucks
Mike McKenna
Tom Pyatt
6th-round pick in 2019
To Ottawa Senators
Darren Archibald
Anders Nilsson
[26]
January 11, 2019 (2019-01-11) To Boston Bruins
Paul Carey
To Ottawa Senators
Cody Goloubef
[27]
January 11, 2019 (2019-01-11) To Toronto Maple Leafs
Gabriel Gagne
To Ottawa Senators
Morgan Klimchuk
[28]
February 6, 2019 (2019-02-06) To Colorado Avalanche
Max McCormick
To Ottawa Senators
J. C. Beaudin
[29]
February 22, 2019 (2019-02-22) To Columbus Blue Jackets
Julius Bergman
Matt Duchene
To Ottawa Senators
Vitalii Abramov
Jonathan Davidsson
Conditional 1st-round pick in 2019
Conditional 1st-round pick in 2020
[30]
February 23, 2019 (2019-02-23) To Columbus Blue Jackets
Ryan Dzingel
CGY's 7th-round pick in 2019
To Ottawa Senators
Anthony Duclair
2nd-round pick in 2020
2nd-round pick in 2021
[31]
February 25, 2019 (2019-02-25) To Anaheim Ducks
Patrick Sieloff
To Ottawa Senators
Brian Gibbons
[32]
February 25, 2019 (2019-02-25) To Vegas Golden Knights
Tobias Lindberg
Mark Stone
To Ottawa Senators
Erik Brannstrom
Oscar Lindberg
DAL's 2nd-round pick in 2020
[33]

Free agentsEdit

Date Player Team Contract term Ref
July 1, 2018 (2018-07-01) Fredrik Claesson to New York Rangers 1-year [34]
July 1, 2018 (2018-07-01) Paul Carey from New York Rangers 1-year [35]
July 1, 2018 (2018-07-01) Mike McKenna from Dallas Stars 1-year [36]
July 3, 2018 (2018-07-03) Chris Driedger to Springfield Thunderbirds (AHL) 1-year [37]
July 18, 2018 (2018-07-18) Mike Blunden to Bozen–Bolzano Foxes (EBEL) 1-year [38]
July 18, 2018 (2018-07-18) Tyler Randell to Rochester Americans (AHL) 1-year [39]
July 25, 2018 (2018-07-25) Adam Tambellini from New York Rangers 1-year [40]
August 10, 2018 (2018-08-10) Chase Balisy from Florida Panthers 1-year [41]
November 30, 2018 (2018-11-30) Justin Falk from Colorado Eagles (AHL) 1-year [42]
March 12, 2019 (2019-03-12) Max Veronneau from Princeton Tigers (ECAC Hockey) 2-year [43]
May 10, 2019 (2019-05-10) Olle Alsing from Djurgårdens IF (SHL) 2-year [44]
June 10, 2019 (2019-06-10) Nick Ebert from Örebro (SHL) 1-year [45]

WaiversEdit

Date Player Team Ref

SigningsEdit

Date Player Contract term Ref
June 24, 2018 (2018-06-24) Chris Wideman 1-year [47]
July 16, 2018 (2018-07-16) Nick Paul 1-year [48]
August 3, 2018 (2018-08-03) Cody Ceci 1-year [49]
August 3, 2018 (2018-08-03) Mark Stone 1-year [50]
August 13, 2018 (2018-08-13) Brady Tkachuk 3-year [51]
April 1, 2019 (2019-04-01) Joel Daccord 2-year [52]
April 3, 2019 (2019-04-03) Jonathan Gruden 3-year [53]
May 27, 2019 (2019-05-27) Josh Norris 3-year [54]
May 29, 2019 (2019-05-29) Anders Nilsson 2-year [55]
June 13, 2019 (2019-06-13) Morgan Klimchuk 1-year [56]
June 17, 2019 (2019-06-17) Anthony Duclair 1-year [57]
June 18, 2019 (2019-06-18) Andreas Englund 1-year [58]
June 19, 2019 (2019-06-19) Marcus Hogberg 2-year [59]

Suspensions/finesEdit

Suspensions/fines
Player Reason Length Salary Date issued
Mark Borowiecki Elbowing Boston Bruins defenceman Urho Vaakanainen during NHL game no. 125 in Ottawa on October 23 1 game $6,451.61 October 24, 2018[60]
Mark Borowiecki Illegal check to the head of Vegas Golden Knights forward Cody Eakin during NHL game no. 163 in Las Vegas on October 28 3 games $43,902.45 October 29, 2018[61]
Jean-Gabriel Pageau Illegal boarding of Vancouver Canucks defenceman Ashton Sautner during NHL game no. 1134 in Vancouver on March 20 1 game $16,666.67 March 21, 2019[62]

Draft picksEdit

Below are the Ottawa Senators' selections at the 2018 NHL Entry Draft, which was held on June 22 and 23, 2018, at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas.

Round Overall Player Position Nationality Club team
1 4 Brady Tkachuk LW   United States Boston University (Hockey East)
1 261 Jacob Bernard-Docker D   Canada Okotoks Oilers (AJHL)
2 482 Jonny Tychonick D   Canada Penticton Vees (BCHL)
4 95 Jonathan Gruden LW   United States U.S. NTDP (USHL)
5 126 Angus Crookshank LW   Canada Langley Rivermen (BCHL)
6 157 Kevin Mandolese G   Canada Cape Breton Screaming Eagles (QMJHL)
7 188 Jakov Novak LW   Canada Janesville Jets (NAHL)
7 1943 Luke Loheit RW   United States Minnetonka High School (USHS)

Notes:

  1. The Senators acquired the 26th-overall pick from the New York Rangers in exchange for the 22nd-overall pick (the Pittsburgh Penguins' first-round pick) and the 48th overall pick. The 22nd-overall pick was previously acquired by the Senators as the result of a trade on February 23, 2018, that sent Vincent Dunn and a third-round pick in 2018 to Pittsburgh in exchange for Ian Cole, Filip Gustavsson and this pick.[63]
  2. The New Jersey Devils' second-round pick went to the Senators as the result of a trade on June 22, 2018, that sent Pittsburgh's first-round pick in 2018 (22nd overall) to the New York Rangers in exchange for Boston's first-round pick in 2018 (26th overall) and this pick.[64]
  3. The New York Rangers' seventh-round pick went to the Senators as the result of a trade July 18, 2016, that sent Mika Zibanejad and a second-round pick in 2018 to New York in exchange for Derick Brassard and this pick.[65]

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