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News Release: Ottawa Senators announce 2016-17 regular-season schedule

by Staff Writer / Ottawa Senators

OTTAWA – The National Hockey League and the Ottawa Senators (@Senators) announced today the 2016-17 regular-season schedule, which will see the club open the season with two rivalry games at Canadian Tire Centre, hosting the Toronto Maple Leafs for opening night on Wednesday, Oct. 12, and the Montreal Canadiens on Saturday, Oct. 15.

The Senators’ 2016-17 regular-season schedule will feature home and road games against every NHL team. The Senators will face two of their Atlantic Division rivals five times (Buffalo and Montreal) and will play four games against the remaining five teams (Boston, Detroit, Florida, Tampa Bay and Toronto). Ottawa will play the remaining eight teams in the Eastern Conference on three occasions, and will play a home-and-away series against each of the 14 Western Conference clubs. The home schedule is highlighted by 13 Saturday contests, including 11 night games and two matinees including the team’s fan appreciation event on April 8, which will be a 12:30 p.m. start against the New York Rangers.

Season-seat memberships for the 2016-17 season are currently on sale. Season-seat members enjoy savings of an average of 35 per cent on regular-season single-game tickets, as well as benefits that offer 12 months of value over and above the seats they receive to Senators home games. The benefits program, offering the best value among all Canadian NHL teams, includes exclusive events and a loyalty program that offers “can’t buy” experiences like watching a game from the press box or pre-game Zamboni rides. Additionally, members receive the most affordable ticketing option, priority access to playoff tickets, post-season savings and parking discounts.

Senators season-seat memberships, including full, half, and flexible ticket packages are on sale now. Follow the Senators on social media (@Senators) or visit the club’s website (, as details on ticket on-sale dates and packages will soon be released.

For information on season-seats, group packages or nine or more and other unique ticketing opportunities like Club Bell, please contact the Senators’ sales and service team at 613-599-0200.

Schedule highlights for 2016-17

- The Stanley Cup-champion Pittsburgh Penguins will make two regular-season visits to Ottawa on Thursday, Jan. 12 and on Thursday, March 23, respectively.

- The Dec. 29 home contest against Detroit will help kick-off the 2017 Bell Capital Cup, which will take place across the city from Dec. 28 to Jan. 1.

- The Senators will host a Stanley Cup celebration from March 15 to 18, 2017, in advance of their 25th anniversary season. During the celebration, Ottawa will oppose the Chicago Blackhawks on Thursday, March 16 and the Montreal Canadiens on Saturday, March 18, at Canadian Tire Centre.

- The Senators will visit the Toronto Maple Leafs as part of CBC’s Hockey Day in Canada celebrations on Saturday, Feb. 18, at 7 p.m.

- The 2017 NHL all-star celebration will take place in Los Angeles when the Kings host the event at STAPLES Center for the second time on Saturday, Jan. 28, and on Sunday, Jan. 29.

- Barring a post-season series against the Red Wings, the Senators will visit Detroit’s Joe Louis Arena for the final time on Monday, April 3.

2016-17 Ottawa Senators regular-season schedule (all times Eastern and subject to change)

Wednesday, Oct. 12, vs. Toronto, 7 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 15, vs. Montreal, 7 p.m.

Monday, Oct. 17, at Detroit, 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Oct. 18, vs. Arizona, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 22, vs. Tampa Bay, 7 p.m.

Tuesday, Oct. 25, at Vancouver, 10 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 28, at Calgary, 9 p.m.

Sunday, Oct. 30, at Edmonton, 9 p.m.

Tuesday, Nov. 1, vs. Carolina, 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, Nov. 3, vs. Vancouver, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, Nov. 5, vs. Buffalo, 7 p.m.

Tuesday, Nov. 8, at Nashville, 8 p.m.

Wednesday, Nov. 9, at Buffalo, 7:30 p.m.

Friday, Nov. 11, vs. Los Angeles, 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, Nov. 13, vs. Minnesota, 5 p.m.

Tuesday, Nov. 15, at Philadelphia, 7 p.m.

Thursday, Nov. 17, vs. Nashville, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, Nov. 19, vs. Florida, 7 p.m.

Tuesday, Nov. 22, at Montreal, 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, Nov. 24, vs. Boston, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, Nov. 26, vs. Carolina, 7 p.m.

Sunday, Nov. 27, at N.Y. Rangers, 7 p.m.

Tuesday, Nov. 29, vs. Buffalo, 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, Dec. 1, vs. Philadelphia, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 3, vs. Florida, 7 p.m.

Monday, Dec. 5, at Pittsburgh, 7 p.m.

Wednesday, Dec. 7, at San Jose, 10:30 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 10, at Los Angeles, 4 p.m.

Sunday, Dec. 11, at Anaheim, 4 p.m.

Wednesday, Dec. 14, vs. San Jose, 7 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 17, vs. New Jersey, 7 p.m.

Sunday, Dec. 18, at N.Y. Islanders, 7 p.m.

Tuesday, Dec. 20, at Chicago, 8:30 p.m.

Thursday, Dec. 22, vs. Anaheim, 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Dec. 27, at N.Y. Rangers, 7 p.m.

Thursday, Dec. 29, vs. Detroit, 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, Jan. 1, at Washington, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, Jan. 7, vs. Washington, 7 p.m.

Sunday, Jan. 8, vs. Edmonton, 7 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 12, vs. Pittsburgh, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, Jan. 14, vs. Toronto, 7 p.m.

Tuesday, Jan. 17, at St. Louis, 8 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 19, at Columbus, 7 p.m.

Saturday, Jan. 21, at Toronto, 7 p.m.

Sunday, Jan. 22, vs. Columbus, 5 p.m.

Tuesday, Jan. 24, vs. Washington, 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 26, vs. Calgary, 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Jan. 31, at Florida, 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, Feb. 2, at Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 4, at Buffalo, 7 p.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 7, vs. St. Louis, 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, Feb. 9, vs. Dallas, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 11, vs. N.Y. Islanders, 1 p.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 14, vs. Buffalo, 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, Feb. 16, at New Jersey, 7 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 18, at Toronto, 7 p.m.

Sunday, Feb. 19 vs. Winnipeg, 5 p.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 21, at New Jersey, 7 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 24, at Carolina, 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, Feb. 26, at Florida, 7:30 p.m.

Monday, Feb. 27, at Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, March 2, vs. Colorado, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, March 4, vs. Columbus, 7 p.m.

Monday, March 6, vs. Boston, 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, March 8, at Dallas, 8 p.m.

Thursday, March 9, at Arizona, 9 p.m.

Saturday, March 11, at Colorado, 7 p.m.

Tuesday, March 14, vs. Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, March 16, vs. Chicago, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, March 18, vs. Montreal, 7 p.m.

Sunday, March 19, at Montreal, 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, March 21, at Boston, 7 p.m.

Thursday, March 23, vs. Pittsburgh, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, March 25, at Montreal, 7 p.m.

Tuesday, March 28, at Philadelphia, 7 p.m.

Thursday, March 30, at Minnesota, 8 p.m.

Saturday, April 1, at Winnipeg, 7 p.m.

Monday, April 3, at Detroit, 7 p.m.

Tuesday, April 4, vs. Detroit, 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, April 6, at Boston, 7 p.m.

Saturday, April 8, vs. N.Y. Rangers, 12:30 p.m.

Sunday, April 9, at N.Y. Islanders, 5 p.m.

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