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38 days until the Ottawa Senators regular season!
Erik Condra started his career with Senators as #38. The Notre Dame grad lead his team in scoring all through university and was drafted 211th overall in the 2006 NHL Draft. While at Notre Dame, Condra studied pre-med in psychology. He made his NHL debut in February 2011 against the Islanders. Condra was sent back to the AHL at the end of the season to compete with the team on their Calder Cup run, which they won in 2011. He has established himself as a defensive forward, struggling offensively at times but maintaing a regular spot on the penalty kill. Although he does have some offensive talent hidden in there somwhere; during the lockout, Condra recorded 18 goals and 16 assists in just 17 games. 
Other players who wore #38:
Brad Smyth
John Emmons
Jason Zent
Vladimir Ruzicka

38 days until the Ottawa Senators regular season!

Erik Condra started his career with Senators as #38. The Notre Dame grad lead his team in scoring all through university and was drafted 211th overall in the 2006 NHL Draft. While at Notre Dame, Condra studied pre-med in psychology. He made his NHL debut in February 2011 against the Islanders. Condra was sent back to the AHL at the end of the season to compete with the team on their Calder Cup run, which they won in 2011. He has established himself as a defensive forward, struggling offensively at times but maintaing a regular spot on the penalty kill. Although he does have some offensive talent hidden in there somwhere; during the lockout, Condra recorded 18 goals and 16 assists in just 17 games. 

Other players who wore #38:

  • Brad Smyth
  • John Emmons
  • Jason Zent
  • Vladimir Ruzicka
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39 days until Ottawa Senators regular season!
Former Senators captain Jason Spezza wore #39 to start his career with the team. Spezza was the 2nd overall pick in the 2001 Draft. The pick originally belonged to the New York Islanders, but was dealt in a trade along with Zdeno Chara and Bill Muckalt for Senators problem player, Alexei Yashin. Spezza had a sparkling junior career, becoming only the 3rd player to be named to the Canadian World Junior team at age 16, only after Gretzky and Lindros.
He made his NHL debut in 2002, recording 21 points in 33 games. Spezza changed his number to 19 in 2005 to let future Hall of Fame goaltender Dominik Hasek keep his number. In 2006, Spezza was placed on a line with Dany Heatley and Daniel Alfredsson, which eventually became known as the “CASH” line or “Pizza Line”, referring to the team’s deal with fans where if they won while scoring 5 goals or more, every fan in the arena received a free slice of pizza. This had to be upped to 6 goals, because the trio was scoring so often. Spezza was plagued with injuries throughout his time with the Senators, and yet still managed to be a point-per-game player.
In the fall of 2013, Spezza was named the eighth captain in NHL history. The following summer, after tiring of being the fans’ whipping boy for too long, Spezza requested a trade. His wish was granted and Spezza became a member of the Dallas Stars, in return for Alex Chiasson and a couple prospects.
Other players to wear #39:
Matt Carkner
Dominik Hasek
Josh Langfield
Joe Juneau

39 days until Ottawa Senators regular season!

Former Senators captain Jason Spezza wore #39 to start his career with the team. Spezza was the 2nd overall pick in the 2001 Draft. The pick originally belonged to the New York Islanders, but was dealt in a trade along with Zdeno Chara and Bill Muckalt for Senators problem player, Alexei Yashin. Spezza had a sparkling junior career, becoming only the 3rd player to be named to the Canadian World Junior team at age 16, only after Gretzky and Lindros.

He made his NHL debut in 2002, recording 21 points in 33 games. Spezza changed his number to 19 in 2005 to let future Hall of Fame goaltender Dominik Hasek keep his number. In 2006, Spezza was placed on a line with Dany Heatley and Daniel Alfredsson, which eventually became known as the “CASH” line or “Pizza Line”, referring to the team’s deal with fans where if they won while scoring 5 goals or more, every fan in the arena received a free slice of pizza. This had to be upped to 6 goals, because the trio was scoring so often. Spezza was plagued with injuries throughout his time with the Senators, and yet still managed to be a point-per-game player.

In the fall of 2013, Spezza was named the eighth captain in NHL history. The following summer, after tiring of being the fans’ whipping boy for too long, Spezza requested a trade. His wish was granted and Spezza became a member of the Dallas Stars, in return for Alex Chiasson and a couple prospects.

Other players to wear #39:

  • Matt Carkner
  • Dominik Hasek
  • Josh Langfield
  • Joe Juneau
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40 days until Ottawa Senators regular season!

Patrick Lalime wore #40 for the Ottawa Senators during his time with the team. The French-Canadian goaltender was picked 156th overall in the 1993 NHL Draft by the Pittsburgh Penguins. The Penguins traded Lalime to the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim for Chris Pronger, and the Ducks traded him to Ottawa for Ted Donato and Antti Niemi. Lalime opened the 1999-2000 season in the NHL and posted a 3-0 shutout in his debut. Over the next 5 seasons, Lalime would lead the Senators to a Northeast Division title and a President’s Trophy. Lalime’s time came to an end when the Senators acquired Dominik Hasek, which saw Lalime go to St. Louis for a draft pick.To this day, Lalime still owns the Senators record for wins in a season (39), in a career (146) and in the playoffs (21). 

Robin Lehner currently wears #40 for the Senators! Lehner is the 46th overall pick of the Ottawa Senators in the 2009 draft. Considering the Swedish goaltender didn’t even start skating until he was 10, the fact that he is playing in the NHL is pretty impressive. Lehner’s father was also the goaltending coach for Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist. He became the youngest Swedish goalie to ever play in the NHL at age 19 and 24 days. Lehner won his first NHL start in 2011 and also won the Calder Cup Championships with the Binghamton Senators. He became a mainstay in Ottawa during the shortened season when starting goaltender Craig Anderson was injured. He and Ben Bishop split duties, and Lehner solidified his position as backup when Bishop was traded. In the 2013-2014 season, Lehner rented former captain Daniel Alfredsson’s house as he started the season in Ottawa. He made quite the name for himself, finished the season with a .913sv%, which considering the play of the team is rather impressive.

Other players to wear #40:

  • Mike Morrison
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41 days until the Ottawa Senators regular season!

Craig Anderson currently wears #41 for the team! Anderson was drafted twice in the NHL Draft. He was first drafted in 1999 by the Calgary Flames but after he failed to sign a contract with them, he re-entered the draft in 2001 and was picked 73rd overall by the Chicago Blackhawks. Anderson won his first NHL game in 2004 in a 7-0 victory over the Blue Jackets with the Blackhawks. Anderson stayed with the Hawks until 2006 when he was traded to the Panthers. After 3 seasons he went to the Avalanche, and after two seasons there, he was traded to the Ottawa Senators. Anderson had immediate impact, boasting an 11-5-2 record and a .939sv%. The Senators missed the playoffs, but the next season he helped them into an 8th seed position where they fell to the Rangers in 7 games. That season was also the time when he not-so-smartly decided to cut frozen chicken after a game and sliced his hand open with a knife, which is when the Senators acquired Ben Bishop. During the shortened season, Anderson seemed almost God-like. He was a front runner for the Vezina trophy until New York Rangers forward Chris Kreider ran the net and injured Anderson, who ended up missing almost 6 weeks. Anderson ended the season with 24 games played, boasting an almost inconceivable .940sv% and 1.69GAA. He won his first playoff series ever against the Montreal Canadiens that year. In the 2013-2014 season, Anderson’s numbers dropped considerably due to a lack of defense on the team as well as frequent injuries.

Other players who wore #41:

  • Jonathan Cheechoo
  • Alexander Nikulin
  • Tomas Malec
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42 days until the Ottawa Senators regular season!
Tom Preissing wore #42 for the Ottawa Senators during his time with the team. Preissing went undrafted and was signed as a free agent by the San Jose Sharks in 2003. He was traded to the Senators along with Josh Hennessey for Martin Havlat and Bryan Smolinski in 2006. Preissing played 80 games for the Sens and put up an impressive 38 points. However, he will be remember mostly for famously coming together to watch a fight with then Buffalo d-man Brian Campbell (gif from giganticism)
Other players to wear #42:
Jim O’Brien
Tomas Malec
Julien Vaucalir
Derek Armstrong
Denny Lambert

42 days until the Ottawa Senators regular season!

Tom Preissing wore #42 for the Ottawa Senators during his time with the team. Preissing went undrafted and was signed as a free agent by the San Jose Sharks in 2003. He was traded to the Senators along with Josh Hennessey for Martin Havlat and Bryan Smolinski in 2006. Preissing played 80 games for the Sens and put up an impressive 38 points. However, he will be remember mostly for famously coming together to watch a fight with then Buffalo d-man Brian Campbell (gif from giganticism)

Other players to wear #42:

  • Jim O’Brien
  • Tomas Malec
  • Julien Vaucalir
  • Derek Armstrong
  • Denny Lambert
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43 days until the Ottawa Senators regular season!
Peter Regin wore the #13 when he first began with the Ottawa Senators! Drafted 87th overall in 2004, the Dane spent 4 years playing in Sweden before signing an entry-level contract with the Senators in 2008. Regin played his first NHL in January of 2009, but was sent back to Binghamton the next day. Regin played 5 seasons wit the Senators, registering 19 goals and 55 points in 178 games with the team. Regin was signed by the New York Islanders at the end of the 2013 season and was subsequently traded to the Chicago Blackhawks.
Other players to wear #43:
Roman Wick
Serge Payer

43 days until the Ottawa Senators regular season!

Peter Regin wore the #13 when he first began with the Ottawa Senators! Drafted 87th overall in 2004, the Dane spent 4 years playing in Sweden before signing an entry-level contract with the Senators in 2008. Regin played his first NHL in January of 2009, but was sent back to Binghamton the next day. Regin played 5 seasons wit the Senators, registering 19 goals and 55 points in 178 games with the team. Regin was signed by the New York Islanders at the end of the 2013 season and was subsequently traded to the Chicago Blackhawks.

Other players to wear #43:

  • Roman Wick
  • Serge Payer
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44 days until Ottawa Senators regular season!

Jean-Gabriel Pageau (JGP) is the most recent player to wear #44 for the Ottawa Senators. The 5’9 Ottawa native was drafted 96th overall by the Ottawa Senators in the 2012 NHL Draft. Pageau was a long shot to even make the Binghamton Senators in 2012, but he quickly became a fan favourite after being called up in April of 2013 tallying 4 points in 9 NHL games. JGP became a hometown hero when he recorded a hat trick against the Montreal Canadiens in round 1, game 3 of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. He became the only Ottawa Senator to do so, besides former Ottawa captain Daniel Alfredsson. Pageau had a rough start to the 2013-2014 season and spent most of his time in Binghamton. 

Other players to wear #44:

  • Ryan Keller
  • Mike Commodore
  • Patrick Eaves
  • Karel Rachunek
  • Radim Bicanek
  • Mike Peluso
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45 days until the Ottawa Senators regular season!
Denis Hamel wore #45 for the Ottawa Senators during his time with the team. He was drafted 153rd overall in the 1995 draft by the St. Louis Blues. In 2003, he signed with the Ottawa Senators, playing most of his time in the AHL. Hamel was appointed team captain for the Baby Sens in 2005, which was also the same year he set a team record for goals scored with 56. In 2006-2007 he played 43 games for the Senators, scoring 4 goals and 3 assists. Hamel was placed on waivers in February of 2007 and after stints with the Flyers and the Thrashers, Hamel signed with the Binghamton Senators for another 3 years. 
Other players to wear #45: Alex Picard

45 days until the Ottawa Senators regular season!

Denis Hamel wore #45 for the Ottawa Senators during his time with the team. He was drafted 153rd overall in the 1995 draft by the St. Louis Blues. In 2003, he signed with the Ottawa Senators, playing most of his time in the AHL. Hamel was appointed team captain for the Baby Sens in 2005, which was also the same year he set a team record for goals scored with 56. In 2006-2007 he played 43 games for the Senators, scoring 4 goals and 3 assists. Hamel was placed on waivers in February of 2007 and after stints with the Flyers and the Thrashers, Hamel signed with the Binghamton Senators for another 3 years. 

Other players to wear #45: Alex Picard

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46 days until Ottawa Senators regular season!

Patrick Wiercioch is the current owner of #46 on the Ottawa Senators! The 23-year old defenseman was drafted 48th overall in the 2008 NHL Draft by the Senators. In December of 2011, Wiercioch was struck in the throat with a puck while playing for the Binghamton Senators. Wiercioch broke a bone in the back of his neck. He was put on breathing support because of the swelling and there was speculation that he may never be able to speak again. There was doubt he would make a full recovery. And yet, one year later, Wiercioch was back, playing, and fighting for a spot on the Senators roster to play with his childhood best friend, Kyle Turris. He finally got his chance during the 2013 shortened season and proved himself to be a great puck-moving defenseman. In the summer of 2013, Wiercioch was signed to a 3 year contract.

Other players to wear #46: David Guerard

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47 days until the Ottawa Senators regular season!
Current player Zack Smith originally wore #47 for the Ottawa Senators. Born in Maple Creek, Saskatchewan, Smith was drafted 79th overall by the Ottawa Senators in 2008. He made his NHL debut in 2009 as an emergency call-up. Smith’s first NHL goal came short-handed against the Montreal Canadiens at the Bell Centre. “The Stunner”, as he has been known to teammates, is known for being a tough guy along with his speed and ability to take face-offs. At the beginning of the 2013-2014 season, Smith inked a 4 year deal with the Senators. He is often praised for his consistency and willingness to get tough. 
Other players to wear #47: Andre Benoit

47 days until the Ottawa Senators regular season!

Current player Zack Smith originally wore #47 for the Ottawa Senators. Born in Maple Creek, Saskatchewan, Smith was drafted 79th overall by the Ottawa Senators in 2008. He made his NHL debut in 2009 as an emergency call-up. Smith’s first NHL goal came short-handed against the Montreal Canadiens at the Bell Centre. “The Stunner”, as he has been known to teammates, is known for being a tough guy along with his speed and ability to take face-offs. At the beginning of the 2013-2014 season, Smith inked a 4 year deal with the Senators. He is often praised for his consistency and willingness to get tough. 

Other players to wear #47: Andre Benoit