All prices are in US dollars (USD).
Ottawa Senators 2012-2013 Season Preview:
The 2011-12 season was a bit of a rebuilding year for the Ottawa Senators, after turning over a good amount of player personnel and hiring a new head coach, Paul MacLean. However, the Senators turned around and surprised many NHL observers by finishing with a 41-31-10 record and capturing the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. Although the Senators pushed the New York Rangers to a pivotal seventh game in the opening series, the team fell in heartbreaking fashion and their surprise playoff push came to an end. The Senators benefitted from many contributions from younger players, and the team hopes that this valuable experience could help them jump back into title contention a lot sooner than expected.
The Senators will benefit greatly from the return of veteran captain Daniel Alfredsson, whose steadying presence along with leading goal scorer Jason Spezza should help out the many young players the team has on offense. The first line will also see the inclusion of Milan Michalek, who posted an impressive 27 goals during the 2011-12 season. The addition of Guillaume Latendresse should help out the offense, but the Senators will most likely rely heavily on their pool of prospects, including Jakob Silfverberg and Zach Smith.
Defensively, the Senators swung a trade for Marc Methot, who should help to solidify the team's defensive rotation along with Norris Trophy-winning defenseman Erik Karlsson. Other players like Chris Phillips and Jared Cowen will need to help improve the Senators' penalty kill and power play opportunities for the team to take a leap in the standings. Goaltender Craig Anderson was reliable throughout the 2011-12 season, and goalie Ben Bishop should also provide quality depth off the bench.
Looking ahead to the 2012-13 season, the Senators will open up on Thursday, October 11 on the road against the Montreal Canadiens at the Bell Centre. The team's home opener will come shortly after on October 13, when the Senators face off against Alexander Ovechkin and the Washington Senators. The Senators will match up against every team in the NHL this year, so there are plenty of opportunities for fans to catch one of their thrilling games against a bitter rival or a newcomer. The team's impressive mix of young talent and savvy veterans could make the Senators a dangerous playoff team this season, but the squad looks to be building a contender the right way and should be at the top of the standings in the foreseeable future.
OTTAWA SENATORS EXPERIENCE:
Location: Ottawa, Ontario
Stadium: Scotiabank Place
Conference: Eastern Conference
Division: Northeast Division
Ottawa Senators Stanley Cup Titles: none
Ottawa Senators Conference Championships: 1 (2007)
Notable Players: Roger Neilson
The Ottawa Senators play hockey in the Northeast Division of the Eastern Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL). The team was founded in 1991 after an intense “Bring Back the Senators” campaign - the original Ottawa Senators left the city 1934 to move to St. Louis and eventually were disbanded. The team began with the draft bust of Alexandre Daigle, who as highly touted but eventually traded for under-performing for Ottawa. The Ottawa Senators would begin to improve in the late 1990's and has now become a Stanley Cup contender winning the President's Trophy in 2003 and the Prince of Wales Trophy in 2007.
The Ottawa Senators play in one of the largest arenas in the NHL, the 20,000 plus capacity Scotiabank Place in Ottawa, Ontario. The arena was designed for hockey, making it the perfect place to see a game. The furthest seat from the ice is only 138 away. Buy Ottawa Senators tickets and watch the new hockey stars of Ottawa pay homage to the city's rich hockey tradition by returning to the Stanley Cup Finals this year!
Ottawa Senators Playoff tickets
Ottawa Senators Season Preview History
Ottawa Senators Ticket Information:
The seats TicketCity offers for the Ottawa Senators come from our large network of suppliers. Those suppliers list and price these Senator tickets, and in many cases the ticket prices will be higher than the face value printed on them. After submitting your ticket order, TicketCity will verify the availability of those seats with our supplier before confirming your purchase. Tickets are shipped via FedEx as soon as they are available to send.
TicketCity is not affiliated with the Ottawa Senators, the official Senators website or Scotiabank Place.