Ottawa real estate developer Bruce Firestone decided along with colleagues Cyril Leeder and Randy Sexton that Ottawa was now able to support an NHL franchise, and the group proceeded to put a bid together. His firm, Terrace Investments, did not have the liquid assets to finance the expansion fee and the team, but the group conceived a strategy to leverage ...
In 1992, Rod Bryden became CEO of Terrace Corporation, the principal owner of the new Ottawa Senators NHL franchise. In 1993, he became the franchise’s Chairman and Governor. In 1994, construction on the Palladium arena (later the Corel Centre and Scotiabank Place, Now the Canadian Tire Centre) was begun by the Palladium Corporation, of which Bryden was the owner and ...
As part of its bid to land an NHL franchise for Ottawa, Terrace Corporation unveiled the original proposal for the arena development at a press conference in September 1989. The proposal included a hotel and 20,500 seat arena, named The Palladium on 100 acres (0.40 km2), surrounded by a 500-acre (2.0 km2) mini-city, named “West Terrace.” The site itself, 600 ...
On August 26, 2003, Eugene Melnyk purchased the Ottawa Senators hockey club of the NHL and their arena, Corel Centre out of bankruptcy. He is the sole owner and holds the titles of governor and chairman. Eugene has repeatedly stated that the team is not for sale and he would never consider selling it. Although the Ottawa Senators are a ...
History of the Senators
The Ottawa Senators are a professional ice hockey team based in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. They are members of the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL). The Senators play their home games at the 18,694 seats (20,041 capacity) Canadian Tire Centre which opened in 1996.
Founded and established by Ottawa real estate developer Bruce Firestone, the team is the second NHL franchise to use the Ottawa Senators name. The original Ottawa Senators, founded in 1883, had a famed history, winning 11 Stanley Cups and playing in the NHL from 1917 until 1934. On December 6, 1990, after a two-year public campaign by Firestone, the NHL awarded a new franchise, which began play in the 1992 – 1993 season. The current team owner is Eugene Melnyk, and in 2016, the franchise was valued by Forbes magazine at US$355 million.
1992 – Present / National Hockey League
1992 – Present / Ottawa Senators
Senators – When a new NHL team returned to Ottawa in 1992 after a nearly 60-year hiatus, the nickname, reflecting Ottawa’s role as the nation’s capital and home of its Parliament.
Stanley Cup 0
2013 – Present / Canadian Tire Centre
2006 – 2013 / Scotiabank Place
1996 – 2006 / Corel Centre
1996 / The Palladium
1992 – 1995 / Ottawa Civic Centre
2003 – Present / Eugene Melnyk
1992 – 2003 / Rod Bryden
1992 / Bruce Firestone
To qualify as the greatest player for this team, the player must have played one season for this team. If not, we will remove the player.
* verifies that player has played for this team as an added player by a fan.
4 / Chris Phillips
8 / Frank Finnigan
11 / Daniel Alfredsson
99 / Wayne Gretzky
*Blue is this team’s history