List of Ottawa Senators seasons

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This is the list of all regular-season and playoff results of the Ottawa Senators (1992–present) ice hockey club of the National Hockey League. Individual NHL and team season articles can be accessed by links under the 'Season' and 'Team' columns of the table, the team has qualified for the Stanley Cup playoffs 16 times and has not yet won a championship.

The Senators were granted a franchise in 1990, the team participated in the 1992 Expansion Draft and the 1992 NHL Entry Draft and began play in the 1992–93 season. Until 1996, the Senators played out of the Ottawa Civic Centre; in 1996, the Senators opened the new Palladium, since renamed the Corel Centre, Scotiabank Place and Canadian Tire Centre. The team finished last overall in the league during its first four seasons, after a turnover in management and head coach, the Senators qualified for the first time for the Stanley Cup playoffs in 1997.

The Senators won the President's Trophy in the 2002–03 season for placing first in the league overall during the regular season, the team was defeated in the Eastern Conference Final. During the 2004–05 NHL season, the team operated its affiliated teams and office, but the team itself did not play due to the lockout, the team advanced to the Stanley Cup Final in the 2006–07 season but lost in five games. In 2016–17, the Senators advanced to the Eastern Conference Final again, but lost in the seventh game in double overtime.

Stanley Cup Champions Conference Champions Division Champions League Leader

Note: GP = Games played, W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, OTL = Overtime Losses, Pts = Points, GF = Goals For, GA = Goals Against, PIM = Penalties In Minutes

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Season Team GP W L T OTL Pts GF GA PIM Finish Playoffs
1992–93 1992–93 84 10 70 4 24 202 395 1716 6th, Adams Did not qualify
1993–94 1993–94 84 14 61 9 37 201 397 1710 7th, Northeast Did not qualify
1994–95[a] 1994–95 48 9 34 5 23 117 174 749 7th, Northeast Did not qualify
1995–96 1995–96 82 18 59 5 41 191 291 1553 6th, Northeast Did not qualify
1996–97 1996–97 82 31 36 15 77 226 234 1087 3rd, Northeast Lost Conference Quarterfinals, 3–4 (Sabres)
1997–98 1997–98 82 34 33 15 83 193 200 1091 5th, Northeast Won Conference Quarterfinals, 4–2 (Devils)
Lost Conference Semifinals, 1–4 (Capitals)
1998–99 1998–99 82 44 23 15 103 239 179 892 1st, Northeast Lost Conference Quarterfinals, 0–4 (Sabres)
1999–2000 1999–2000 82 41 28 11 2[b] 95 244 210 850 2nd, Northeast Lost Conference Quarterfinals, 2–4 (Maple Leafs)
2000–01 2000–01 82 48 21 9 4 109 274 205 1062 1st, Northeast Lost Conference Quarterfinals, 0–4 (Maple Leafs)
2001–02 2001–02 82 39 27 9 7 94 243 208 1347 3rd, Northeast Won Conference Quarterfinals, 4–1 (Flyers)
Lost Conference Semifinals, 3–4 (Maple Leafs)
2002–03 2002–03 82 52 21 8 1 113 263 182 1135 1st, Northeast Won Conference Quarterfinals, 4–1 (Islanders)
Won Conference Semifinals, 4–2 (Flyers)
Lost Conference Finals, 3–4 (Devils)
2003–04 2003–04 82 43 23 10 6 102 262 189 1270 3rd, Northeast Lost Conference Quarterfinals, 3–4 (Maple Leafs)
2004–05[c] 2004–05 Season cancelled due to 2004–05 NHL Lockout
2005–06 2005–06 82 52 21 [d] 9 113 314 211 1462 1st, Northeast Won Conference Quarterfinals, 4–1 (Lightning)
Lost Conference Semifinals, 1–4 (Sabres)
2006–07 2006–07 82 48 25 9 105 288 222 1173 2nd, Northeast Won Conference Quarterfinals, 4–1 (Penguins)
Won Conference Semifinals, 4–1 (Devils)
Won Conference Finals, 4–1 (Sabres)
Lost Stanley Cup Finals, 1–4 (Ducks)
2007–08 2007–08 82 43 31 8 94 261 247 1175 2nd, Northeast Lost Conference Quarterfinals, 0–4 (Penguins)
2008–09 2008–09 82 36 35 11 83 217 237 1098 4th, Northeast Did not qualify
2009–10 2009–10 82 44 32 6 94 225 238 1076 2nd, Northeast Lost Conference Quarterfinals, 2–4 (Penguins)
2010–11 2010–11 82 32 40 10 74 192 250 1149 5th, Northeast Did not qualify
2011–12 2011–12 82 41 31 10 92 249 240 1145 2nd, Northeast Lost Conference Quarterfinals, 3–4 (Rangers)
2012–13[e] 2012–13 48 25 17 6 56 116 104 655 4th, Northeast Won Conference Quarterfinals, 4–1 (Canadiens)
Lost Conference Semifinals, 1–4 (Penguins)
2013–14 2013–14 82 37 31 14 88 236 265 1094 5th, Atlantic Did not qualify
2014–15 2014–15 82 43 26 13 99 238 215 841 4th, Atlantic Lost First Round, 2–4 (Canadiens)
2015–16 2015–16 82 38 35 9 85 236 247 892 5th, Atlantic Did not qualify
2016–17 2016–17 82 44 28 10 98 212 214 848 2nd, Atlantic Won First Round, 4–2 (Bruins)
Won Second Round, 4–2 (Rangers)
Lost Conference Finals, 3–4 (Penguins)
2017–18 2017–18 82 28 43 11 67 221 291 667 7th, Atlantic Did not qualify
Regular season totals1 1986 894 831 115 146 2049 5660 5845 27737 4 division titles Playoffs
Playoff totals2 151 72 79 357 372 2109 All time series record: 11–16
Grand totals3 2137 966 910 115 146 2049 6017 6217 29846


  • a The season was shortened to 48 games because of the 1994–95 NHL lockout.[3]
  • b Beginning with the 1999–2000 season, teams received one point for losing a regular-season game in overtime.[4]
  • c The season was cancelled because of the 2004–05 NHL lockout.[5]
  • d Prior to the 2005–06 season, the NHL instituted a penalty shootout for regular-season games that remained tied after a five-minute overtime period, which prevented ties.[6]
  • e The season was shortened to 48 games because of the 2012–13 NHL lockout.[7]
1 Totals through the 2017–18 season
2 Totals through the 2017–18 season
3 Totals through the 2017–18 season

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hockeydb.com, Ottawa Senators season statistics and records.
  2. ^ nhl.com League Standings[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ Swift, E. M. (January 23, 1995). "Drop Those Pucks!". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved April 27, 2015. 
  4. ^ Lapointe, Joe (September 30, 1999). "Hockey: Preview '99-'00; Overtime Is Now Five Minutes in Hockey Heaven". The New York Times. Retrieved April 27, 2015. 
  5. ^ "Lockout over salary cap shuts down NHL". Associated Press. ESPN. February 16, 2005. Retrieved April 27, 2015. 
  6. ^ "Shootouts are fan-friendly". The Washington Times. October 19, 2005. Retrieved April 27, 2015. 
  7. ^ "NHL lockout ends, training camps set to open". Yahoo! News. January 12, 2013. Retrieved April 27, 2015.