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Memorable Monday: 10 years ago today...

by Chris Lund / Ottawa Senators

Typically we've used this space on "Memorable Monday" to look back at some of the highlights of the 2013 NHL season for the Ottawa Senators. Given that today carries with it much more history than the Mondays we have looked at to-date, we're going to flash back to 2003 and one of the biggest days in Sens history.

On August 26, 2003, Eugene Melnyk officially took ownership of the Ottawa Senators hockey club and (what is now called) Canadian Tire Centre. The transfer of ownership was part of a long process, which ultimately saved the Senators from bankruptcy and, moreover, kept the team in Ottawa after a period of financial uncertainty.

Since then, the Sens have made the playoffs seven times in nine tries, and posting a 364-264-85 (.577) record over that span.

Now, let's go back and take a look at Mr. Melnyk's first ever press conference as owner of the Ottawa Senators...

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