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How Many Canadian Players On Ottawa Senators?

By / 31 May 2023 02:47 AM

Chabot with rainbow taped hockey stick in pride night happened at Canadian Tire Center
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How Many Canadian Players On Ottawa Senators? Ottawa Senators has 9 Canadian Players in their 2023 roster. They are Derick Brassard, Julien Gauthier, Claude Giroux, and Mathiew Joseph.

Other Canadian players from the team are:

  • Parker Kelly
  • Thomas Chabot
  • Travis Hamonic
  • Nick Holden
  • Cam Talbot

Ottawa Senators are one of the seven Canadian teams in the National Hockey League. They compete in the Atlantic Division in Eastern Conference in the National Hockey League.

The Sens had hired 248 Canadian players since its establishment in 1992. Daniel Alfredsson, a Canadian Player, was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Famers in 2022 for his career as a forward.

Alfredsson retired from the club with his #11. Ottawa Senators' other retired numbers are  Chris Phillips (#4), Frank Finnigan (#8), and Chris Neil (#25), all of which happened to be retired by Canadian Players.

Renowned as the "Sens," they have a large fan base calling themselves the Sens Army. They are known to dress up for the games.

The Franchise has minor league affiliates Belleville Senators in AHL and Allen Americans in ECHL. In the long run of playing 29 seasons, the sens have never lifted the Stanley Cup yet.

Ottawa Senators Roster With Pictures 2023

The Senators released the Opening Night Roster for 2022-23 season with 5 lines of forward, 4 lines of defence and 3 Goalies on October 11, 2022.
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Ottawa Senators roster has 25 players with 2 Goalies, 8 Defensemen, and 15 forwards. The Sens also had to insert some players from its Minor affiliates for the 2022-23 season.


  • Anton Forsberg (#31)
  • Cam Talbot (#33)

Defense Players

  • Travis Hamonic (#23)
  • Artem Zub (#2)
  • Erik Brannstrom (#26)
  • Thomas Chabot (#72)
  • Jakob Chychrun (#6)
  • Nick Holden (#5)
  • Tyler Kleven (#43)
  • Jake Sanderson(#85)

Forward Players

Derick Brassard (#61)CAN
Patrick Brown (#38)USA
Dylan Gambrell (#27)USA
Mark Kastelic (#47)USA
Josh Norris (#9)USA
Shane Pinto (#57)USA
Parker Kelly (#45)CAN
Tim Stutzle (#18)DEU
Brady Tkachuk (#7)USA
Austin Watson (#16USA
Drake Batherson (#19)USA
Alex DeBrincat (#12)USA
Julien Gauthier (#77)CAN
Claude Giroux (#28)CAN
Mathieu Joseph (#21)CAN

Ottawa Senators Goalie

Ottawa Senators Goalie are Cam Talbot (#33) and Anton Forsberg (#31). Talbot is a Canadian Goalie exchanged by Minnesota Wild for Filip Gustavsson in 2022.

Anton Forsberg was injured due to a collision in a game against Edmonton Oilers in February 2023. He suffered a Medial Collateral Ligament injury in both knees and couldn't continue in the season.

Calm Talbot also suffered from a minor injury in the early year. Senators called Mads Sogaard, Kevin Mandolese, and Dylan Ferguson from its minor affiliates as a goalie for this season.

Leevi Merilainen and Magnus Hellberg also spent some time on the ice for the Senators during the 2022-23 season.

Emergency Goalie

Emergency Goalies for the Ottawa Senators are Scott Foster, Artem Anisimov, and Robbin Billingham.

Foster was first signed by the Chicago Blackhawks in 2018. He stopped the shots of the Winnipeg Jets. Due to Forsberg's injury, Foster had to stay on standby as an EBUG, also for the Ottawa Senators.

Anisimov has played 770 NHL games as a forward, but he was seen in the Sens' locker room fully dressed in goalie equipment in 2021.

Robin Billingham attended as the emergency backup goalie at Canada Tire Center in the game between the New Jersey Devils and the Ottawa Senators.

Ottawa Senators Defenseman

Ottawa Senators Defenseman are Erik Brannstrom, Thomas Chabot, Travis Hamonic, Tyler Keven, and more. Chabot scored the most goals (12) among the defenseman and led the team in the time spent on the Ice.

The Left and Right defensemen of the Ottawa Senators 2023 roster are:

Left Defenseman

  • Erik Brannstrom (#26)
  • Thomas Chabot (#72)
  • Jakob Chychrun (#6)
  • Nick Holden (#5)
  • Tyler Kleven (#43)
  • Jake Sanderson(#85)

Right Defenseman

  • Travis Hamonic (#23)
  • Artem Zub (#2)

Ottawa Senators Wing

Ottawa Senators Wing includes Parker Kelly, Drake Batherson, Alex DeBrincat, Julien Gauthier, and more. Left Winger Stutzle had the best record (39-51-90) in the season.

Ottawa Senators' Left and Right Wings in the 2022-23 season are:

Left Wing

  • Parker Kelly (#45)
  • Tim Stutzle (#18)
  • Brady Tkachuk (#7)
  • Austin Watson (#16)

Right Wing

  • Drake Batherson (#19)
  • Alex DeBrincat (#12)
  • Julien Gauthier (#77)
  • Claude Giroux (#28)
  • Mathieu Joseph (#21)

Ottawa Senators Center

Ottawa Senators Center consists of 6 skaters. They are Derick Brassard (#61), Patrick Brown (#38), and Dylan Gambrell (#27). 

Other center forwards of the team are:

  • Mark Kastelic (#47)
  • Josh Norris (#9)
  • Shane Pinto (#57)

Ottawa Senators Captain and Alternates

Tkachuk became the captain of the Senators at the age of 23 in 2021 showing his unique skill set and habit of placing team success above all.
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Ottawa Senators Captain is Brady Tkachuk, while the alternate captains are Thomas Chabot and Claude Giroux. The Senators announced Tkachuk to become the 10th player to wear "C" on his jersey on 5 November.

Before Tkachuk, Erik Karlsson was the captain who served between the 2014-15 and 2017-18 seasons and then traded to San Jose Sharks during the offseason.

The table shows the list of former captains of the Ottawa Senators.

Laurie Boschman1992–1993
Mark Lamb and Brad Shaw1993–1994
Gord Dineen1994
Randy Cunneyworth1995–1998
Alexei Yashin1998–1999
Daniel Alfredsson1999–2013
Jason Spezza2013–2014
Erik Karlsson2014–2018

Before Tkachuk, Erik Karlsson was the captain who served between the 2014-15 and 2017-18 seasons and then traded to San Jose Sharks during the offseason.

Daniel Alfredsson is the longest-serving captain in the franchise's history.

Brady Tkachuk

Brady Tkachuk was drafted fourth overall by the Senators in the 2018 NHL Entry draft. He entered the league with 45 points in the 2018-19 season.

Tkachuk's father, Keith Tkachuk, has served the Winnipeg Jets and Phoenix Coyotes. And his brother Mathew Tkachuk, the finalist for the Hart Memorial Trophy, is also expected to take over the Calgary Flames as the captain.

Brady signed a 7-year contract for $57,500,000 with the Ottawa Senators and is expected to reach $10,500,000 in the 2023-24 season.

Thomas Chabot

Thomas Chabot is an ice hockey defenceman, drafted by the Senators as the 18th overall pick. Chabot is in the team as one of the alternate captains since the 2019-20 season.

Before entering NHL, he became the first defenceman to be the MVP of the World Junior Championships. Chabot is in Ottawa Senators' NHL team after playing for its affiliate, Belleville Senators, in the 2017-18 season.

Claude Giroux

Claude Giroux joined Chabot as the alternate captain for the team during the 2022-23 season. He has played for the Philadelphia Flyers and the Florida Panthers before.

Giroux is renowned for his capability of playing comfortably on both center and wings. He became the 96th player to collect 1000 NHL points in the game against Carolina Hurricanes.

Ottawa Senators Coach and General Manager

Ottawa Senators coach is Denis Joseph Smith, popularly known as D.J. Smith. Ottawa Senators general manager is  Pierre Dorion. Dorion is the eighth manager in the franchise's history.

The table displays the list of head coaches since the club's establishment.


D.J. Smith

Smith wins Gold medal in the world cup with the team Canada in 2023.
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D.J. Smith is a former hockey player and current head coach of the Ottawa Senators in the National Hockey League. He is the thirteenth coach of the Senators. 

Besides the Sens, he has served as an assistant coach for the World Cup team of Canada.

Smith has played only 45 games in the NHL. But he had played more in other leagues such as GLJCHL, WOHL, WOHL, OHL, and AHL.

After retirement, Denis started his coaching career in the Windsor Spitfires of the Ontario Hockey League. He worked there for eight seasons and moved to Oshawa Generals of the same league as the Head Coach.

After spending four years in the Generals, he entered  NHL as the assistant coach of the Toronto Maple Leafs and eventually became the Heade Coach of the Senators.

This is Smith's fourth year in the Ottawa Senators.

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Pierre Dorion

Pierre Dorion is the general manager of the Ottawa Senators. He has been with the team since 2007.

It took a decade for him to be the GM of the team. He was first hired as the Director of Amateur Scouting and promoted to Dir. of Player Personnel in 2009.

Dorion became the Assistant General Manager during the off-season in 2013-14. and after less than three years, he advanced to GM.

He has been serving as the GM of the franchise's affiliate, Belleville Senators, since 2019.

The following list shows the general managers of the Ottawa Senators before Pierre Dorion:

  1. Mel Bridgman (1991-93)
  2. Randy Sexton (1993-95)
  3. Pierre Gauthier (1995-98)
  4. Rick Dudley (1998-99)
  5. Marshall Johnston (1999-02)
  6. John Muckler (2002-07)
  7. Bryan Murray (2007-16)

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