Belleville Senators

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Belleville Senators
2018–19 AHL season
Belleville Senators logo.svg
City Belleville, Ontario
League American Hockey League
Conference Eastern
Division North
Founded 1972
Home arena CAA Arena
Colours Red, black, white
              
Owner(s) Eugene Melnyk
General manager Vacant
Head coach Troy Mann
Captain Vacant
Affiliates Ottawa Senators (NHL)
Brampton Beast (ECHL)
Website Official website
Franchise history
1972–1992 New Haven Nighthawks
1992–1993 New Haven Senators
1993–1996 Prince Edward Island Senators
2002–2017 Binghamton Senators
2017–present Belleville Senators

The Belleville Senators are a professional ice hockey team in the American Hockey League (AHL) that began play in the 2017–18 season as the top minor league affiliate of the National Hockey League team, the Ottawa Senators. Based in Belleville, Ontario, Canada, the Senators play their home games at CAA Arena.

The franchise was previously based out of Binghamton, New York, as the Binghamton Senators.

History

In July 2016, Broome County officials stated that the Ottawa Senators intended to relocate their franchise, then known as the Binghamton Senators, closer to the parent club for the 2017–18 season despite still having three more years on their lease.[1] On September 26, 2016, Ottawa Senators owner Eugene Melnyk confirmed that he had purchased the Binghamton team and would be relocating it to become the Belleville Senators for the 2017–18 season with the Binghamton Devils eventually announced to be taking over their lease.[2] In order to accommodate an AHL team, the City of Belleville approved more than $20 million in upgrades to Yardmen Arena once the Senators agreed to an eight-year lease.[3]

The Senators kept Kurt Kleinendorst as head coach for the franchise's inaugural season in Belleville, but after a 29–42–2–3 record and missing the playoffs, his contract was not renewed.[4] He was replaced by Troy Mann, the recently released coach of the Hershey Bears.[5]

Season-by-season results

Calder Cup Champions Conference Champions Division Champions League Leader

Players

Current roster

Updated October 12, 2018.[6]

# Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Birthplace Contract
38 Latvia Rudolfs Balcers LW L 21 2018 Liepāja, Latvia Ottawa
13 United States Chase Balisy RW L 26 2018 Fullerton, California Ottawa
7 Canada Drake Batherson C R 20 2018 Fort Wayne, Indiana Ottawa
46 Canada François Beauchemin RW L 22 2018 Metis-sur-Mer, Quebec Belleville
33 Sweden Julius Bergman D R 22 2018 Stockholm, Sweden Ottawa
22 United States Logan Brown C L 20 2018 Raleigh, North Carolina Ottawa
2 United States Erik Burgdoerfer (C) D R 29 2017 East Setauket, New York Ottawa
41 Czech Republic Filip Chlapik C L 21 2017 Prague, Czech Republic Ottawa
17 Canada Daniel Ciampini LW L 27 2017 Concord, Ontario Belleville
6 Sweden Andreas Englund D L 22 2017 Stockholm, Sweden Ottawa
11 Canada Gabriel Gagne RW R 21 2017 Sainte-Adèle, Quebec Ottawa
30 Sweden Filip Gustavsson G L 20 2018 Skelleftea, Sweden Ottawa
1 Sweden Marcus Hogberg G L 23 2017 Orebro, Sweden Ottawa
15 Slovakia Christian Jaros D R 22 2017 Kosice, Slovakia Ottawa
16 United States Joseph LaBate LW L 25 2018 Eagan, Minnesota Belleville
18 Canada Boston Leier LW R 25 2018 Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Belleville
56 United States Mike McKenna G R 35 2018 St. Louis, Missouri Ottawa
4 Canada Jordan Murray D L 25 2017 Riverview, New Brunswick Belleville
14 United States Jim O'Brien Injured Reserve C R 29 2017 Maplewood, Minnesota Ottawa
21 Canada Nick Paul (A) C L 23 2017 Mississauga, Ontario Ottawa
10 Canada Stuart Percy D L 25 2018 Oakville, Ontario Belleville
12 Canada Jack Rodewald RW R 24 2017 Winnipeg, Manitoba Ottawa
9 United States Ryan Scarfo C L 24 2018 North Chelmsford, Massachusetts Belleville
26 Canada Ben Sexton C R 27 2017 Kanata, Ontario Ottawa
23 United States Patrick Sieloff (A) D L 24 2017 Ann Arbor, Michigan Ottawa
37 United States Andrew Sturtz RW R 24 2018 Buffalo, New York Ottawa
19 Canada Adam Tambellini LW L 23 2018 Port Moody, British Columbia Ottawa
24 Canada Christian Wolanin D L 23 2018 Quebec, Quebec Ottawa


References

  1. ^ "Binghamton Sens moving north to Belleville say Broome County officials". Ottawa Citizen. July 9, 2016.
  2. ^ "Sens Owner Purchases AHL Team Partners W/ Belleville". Ottawa Senators. September 26, 2016.
  3. ^ "Ottawa Senators finalize deal to move AHL team to Belleville from Binghamton". Ottawa Sun. September 26, 2016.
  4. ^ "REPORT: Coach K out as Belleville Senators bench boss". Belleville Intelligencer. May 1, 2018.
  5. ^ "Troy Mann named second head coach in franchise history". Belleville Senators. June 25, 2018.
  6. ^ "Belleville Senators current roster". American Hockey League. Retrieved October 12, 2018.

External links

  • Official website
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