Located in the Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, the Ottawa Senators are a professional ice hockey team. The Ottawa Senators are the members of the Eastern Conference’s Northeast Division of the National Hockey League (NHL). The Ottawa Senators play their home games at the 19,153 seat Scotia bank Place (formerly named the 'Palladium', and later as the 'Corel Centre').
Recognized and established by the Ottawa real estate developer Bruce Firestone, the team is the second National Hockey League franchise to use Ottawa Senators nickname. The original Ottawa Senators, recognized in the year 1883, had a well-known history, winning 11 Stanley Cups and playing in the NHL from period of 1917 till 1934. On 6th Dec., 1990, after two year public movement by Firestone to return the NHL to Ottawa, the NHL awarded a new franchise, which started playing in the 1992–93 season. The team had two changes of ownership, from Firestone to Rod Bryden in the year 1993 due to the stadium developmental process and its financing, and later on to Eugene Melnyk after a year 2003 bankruptcy.
The club started humbly as an expansion team playing in the ten thousand seat Ottawa Civic Centre, finishing last in the league for its first four seasons. Since then, the Ottawa Senators has qualified for the Stanley Cup playoffs in 11 of the previous 12 seasons, winning the Presidents' Trophy in the year 2003, and appearing in 2007 Stanley Cup Finals.