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72 days until the Ottawa Senators regular season! No player has ever worn the #72 for the Ottawa Senators. 

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73 days until Ottawa Senators regular season!

Jarkko Ruutu wore #73 for the Senators during his 3 seasons with the team! Drafted 68th overall in 1998 by the Vancouver Canucks, the feisty Finnish forward played his first full season in the NHL with the Canucks in 2001. He quickly earned himself a reputation as a pest which stuck with him his entire career. Ruutu signed with the Pittsburgh Penguins in 2006 and in 2008 signed with the Ottawa Senators. While with the Senators, Ruutu received two suspensions; one for elbowing to the head, and another for biting the thumb of another player. Ruutu was a fan favourite during Sens Skills competition, always dressing up and doing crazy things for the crowd. During his time with the Senators, Ruutu recorded 21 goals, 57 points, and 224 PIM in 210 games. 

The only other player to wear #73 for the Senators was Guillaume Latendresse.

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74 days until the start of the Ottawa Senators regular season!

Steve Larouche wore the #74 for the Ottawa Senators in 18 games for the Senators during the 1994-1995 season. Originally drafted by the Canadiens, this Quebec native was signed by the Senators in the fall of 1994. However, because of the lockout, he was sent to play in the AHL. When the season returned, Larouche was called up to the Senators and he put up pretty impressive numbers. In 18 games had 8 goals and 7 assists. Despite these numbers, Larouche was traded to the New York Rangers before the start of the next season. 

Mark Borowiecki currently wears #74 for the team! The 24 year-old has spent his entire career in the organization. Drafted 139th overall, he was the first Ottawa native to be selected by the team in 2008. Spending most of his time in Binghamton, “BoroCop” hopes to crack the roster this year as a tough, gritty defenceman.

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75 days until Ottawa Senators regular season! No player has ever worn #75 for the Senators!

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76 days until the start of the Ottawa Senators regular season!
Radek Bonk is the only player to ever wear #76 for the Ottawa Senators! Bonk wore #76 for his first 2 seasons with the Senators, but when new GM Pierre Gauthier implemented a rule which didn’t allow skaters to wear numbers higher than the goalie, Bonk switched his number to 14. Radek Bonk was drafted 3rd overall by the Ottawa Senators in the 1993 NHL Draft. Bonk played 10 season with the Senators, recording 152 goals in 689 games. He was traded to the LA Kings for a 3rd round pick in 2004, and on the same day he was traded to the Montreal Canadiens. Radek Bonk announced his retirement in May of 2014 after 20 years of professional hockey. 

76 days until the start of the Ottawa Senators regular season!

Radek Bonk is the only player to ever wear #76 for the Ottawa Senators! Bonk wore #76 for his first 2 seasons with the Senators, but when new GM Pierre Gauthier implemented a rule which didn’t allow skaters to wear numbers higher than the goalie, Bonk switched his number to 14. Radek Bonk was drafted 3rd overall by the Ottawa Senators in the 1993 NHL Draft. Bonk played 10 season with the Senators, recording 152 goals in 689 games. He was traded to the LA Kings for a 3rd round pick in 2004, and on the same day he was traded to the Montreal Canadiens. Radek Bonk announced his retirement in May of 2014 after 20 years of professional hockey. 

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Happy birthday, Robin Lehner!

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77 days until the start of the Ottawa Senators regular season!

Joe Corvo is the only player to wear #77 for the Ottawa Senators, during his second stint with the team. Corvo wore the #7 for the team during his first time with the team in 2006, however when he returned to the team in 2013 that number was taken by Kyle Turris. An Oak Park, IL native, Corvo was drafted by the Los Angeles Kings in 1997. He played 3 seasons with the Kings from 2003-2006. In the summer of 2006, he signed a contract with the Senators as a UFA. He was ultimately traded to the Carolina Hurricanes in 2008. Corvo returned to the Sens in 2013 with a one-year contract. In March 2014, Corvo was placed on waivers, and after clearing them, was loaned to the Chicago Wolves of the AHL. 

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78 days until the start of the Ottawa Senators regular season

Pavel Demitra was the only player to wear the #78 for the Ottawa Senators from 1993-1996. Demitra played 59 NHL games for the Senators, and 150 AHL for the PEI Senators. He recorded 12 NHL goals for the Senators and a total of 26 points. He was traded to the St. Louis Blues in November of 1996. Sadly, on September 7, 2011, Demitra was part of the plane crash killing the Lokomotiv Yaroslavl team. He is survived by his wife, Maja and two children, Lucas and Zara, and predeceased by his infant son Tobias.

Rest in Peace, Pavel Demitra. 

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