In recognition of the loyal support of Sens Army, the event provides an opportunity for season-ticket holders to attend a Senators practice followed by a 90-minute luncheon hosted by Gord Wilson, one of the club’s radio broadcasters and host of SensTV. Beginning at 12:30 p.m., a panel discussion will be held with Senators general manager Bryan Murray, forward Alex Kovalev and former Senators defenceman and current Team 1200 radio host Jason York.
On the heels of last season’s successful launch of the program, Senators president Cyril Leeder will host two Fans First luncheons later this season. They will include panel discussions with members of the Senators executive and hockey staffs in addition to representatives from the opposing team on that day. Season ticket holders will be sent information on how to purchase tickets for the Thursday, Nov. 19 (Pittsburgh) or Tuesday, Feb. 9 (Calgary) sessions.
Past luncheons have highlighted NHL commissioner Gary Bettman, St. Louis Blues president John Davidson, Boston Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli, Philadelphia Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren, and Murray, Daniel Alfredsson
and Alex Picard of the Senators.