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Ottawa Senators
Sénateurs d'Ottawa
Conference Eastern
Division Atlantic
Founded 1992
History Ottawa Senators
1992–present
Home arena Canadian Tire Centre
City Ottawa, Ontario
ECA-Uniform-OTT.PNG
Colours Red, black, gold, white
                   
Media English
TSN5
TSN 1200
French
RDS
RDS2
CJFO 94.5
Owner(s) Eugene Melnyk
General manager Pierre Dorion
Head coach D. J. Smith
Captain Vacant
Minor league affiliates Belleville Senators (AHL)
Brampton Beast (ECHL)
Stanley Cups 0
Conference championships 1 (2006–07)
Presidents' Trophies 1 (2002–03)
Division championships 4 (1998–99, 2000–01, 2002–03, 2005–06)

The Ottawa Senators (French: Sénateurs d'Ottawa) are a professional ice hockey team based in Ottawa. They compete in the National Hockey League (NHL) as a member of the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference. The Senators play their home games at the 18,652-seat Canadian Tire Centre, which opened in 1996 as the Palladium.

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, 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 1992–93 season. The current team owner is Eugene Melnyk, and in 2019, the franchise was valued by Forbes magazine at $445 million.

The Senators have won four division titles and, in 2003, the Presidents' Trophy; and have once appeared in the Stanley Cup Finals (2007).

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