The Ottawa Senators are one of hockey’s most popular teams, regularly selling out the Canadian Tire Centre with more than 17,000 fans cheering at the top of their lungs. Join the excitement as players like Mark Stone and Erik Karlsson fight their way through the Atlantic Division in pursuit of another NHL Playoff berth. Despite never winning the Stanley Cup, the Sens regularly contend in the postseason, making it to at least the first round in 15 of the last 20 seasons. Whether you’re a lifelong fan or are a visitor looking for one of the best things to do in Ottawa, pick up some affordable Senators tickets and see what all the fuss is about.
Before the modern Senators took the ice in 1992, Ottawa had an earlier team with the same name that won 11 Stanley Cups. Though the 2 teams do not share a direct lineage, they illustrate the unity between the past and present that the Senators have come to represent. The newly formed Senators’ first game in 1992, was a 5–3 win over the Montreal Canadiens, but the rest of the season wasn’t so successful. The following years saw some downs with some growing pains, but the Senators also made their first playoff appearance in 1997. The controversy surrounding Alexei Yashin’s constant contract demands, which he ultimately failed at, ended up creating a better Sens franchise when he was traded to the New York Islanders for the second-overall pick, which they used to nab All-Star Jason Spezza. With the addition of Daniel Alfredsson and Dany Heatley, the team formed its formidable CASH Line, who ended up leading the team into their first Stanley Cup Finals. Though they lost to the Anaheim Ducks, Ottawa fans flooded the streets throughout the playoffs creating the Sens Mile, a street that was blocked off for most of the postseason to accommodate the overflowing Sens Army. This remarkable fanbase has provided the foundation for the team’s success, and they also make tickets to see a Senators game unlike any other in hockey. No matter what highs or lows the team has hit over the years, the crowds continue to fill the Canadian Tire Centre for every game.
Though they are on the edge of playoff elimination in 2018, Mark Stone and Erik Karlsson are still leading the team through each hard-hitting game. Pick up your Ottawa Senators tickets right now and join other spirited fans as you root for your beloved Sens.Back to top