Complete List Of Ottawa Senators Head Coaches In Order

List Of Ottawa Senators Head Coaches In Order

Complete List Of Ottawa Senators Head Coaches In Order looks at a team founded in 1992 as an expansion team. The Ottawa Senators brought NHL hockey back to Canada’s Capital after a hiatus of almost six decades. The original Ottawa Senators, who played from 1917 to 1934, won several Stanley Cup championships, setting a legacy that the modern team aspires to match.  Here’s a look at the head coaches who have guided the Senators through the years.

1 – Rick Bowness (1992-1996)

Born in 1955 in Moncton, New Brunswick. Bowness played for the Atlanta Flames (1975–1976), Detroit Red Wings (1976–1978), and St. Louis Blues (1978–1980). He also coached the Winnipeg Jets (1988–1989), Boston Bruins (1991–1992), New York Islanders (1996–1998), Phoenix Coyotes (2003–2004), and Dallas Stars (2018-present as of 2021).

2 – Dave Allison (1995-1996)

Born in 1959 in Fort Frances, Ontario. Allison’s NHL playing career was brief, playing for the Montreal Canadiens during the 1983-1984 season. He later became an assistant coach for the Colorado Avalanche (2003–2005).

3 – Jacques Martin (1996-2004)

Born in 1952 in Saint-Pascal-Baylon, Ontario. Martin never played in the NHL. He went on to coach the St. Louis Blues (1986–1988), Quebec Nordiques (1990–1994), Florida Panthers (2004–2008), and Montreal Canadiens (2009–2011).

4 – Bryan Murray (2005-2007)

Born in 1942 in Shawville, Quebec. He never played in the NHL. Murray has an extensive coaching resume including the Washington Capitals (1981–1990), Detroit Red Wings (1990–1993), Florida Panthers (1997–1998), and Anaheim Ducks (2001–2002).

5 – John Paddock (2007-2008)

Born in 1954 in Brandon, Manitoba. Paddock played for the Washington Capitals (1975–1977) and Philadelphia Flyers (1979–1983). He also coached the Winnipeg Jets (1991–1994).

6 – Craig Hartsburg (2008-2009)

Born in 1959 in Stratford, Ontario. He played for the Minnesota North Stars (1979–1989). Hartsburg also coached the Chicago Blackhawks (1995–1998) and the Anaheim Ducks (2001–2002).

7 – Cory Clouston (2009-2011)

Born in 1969 in Viking, Alberta. Clouston did not play or coach any other NHL teams before or after his tenure with the Senators.

8 – Paul MacLean (2011-2014)

Born in 1958 in Grostenquin, France. MacLean played for the St. Louis Blues (1980–1984) and the Winnipeg Jets (1984–1991). He also served as an assistant coach for the Detroit Red Wings (2005–2011) and the Anaheim Ducks (2002–2004).

9 – Dave Cameron (2014-2016)

Born in 1958 in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. Cameron never played in the NHL. Before the Senators, he was an assistant coach for the team.

10 – Guy Boucher (2016-2019)

Born in 1971 in Notre-Dame-du-Lac, Quebec. Boucher never played in the NHL. He also coached the Tampa Bay Lightning (2010–2013).

11 – Marc Crawford (2019)

Born in 1961 in Belleville, Ontario. Crawford played for the Vancouver Canucks (1981–1983). He went on to coach the Colorado Avalanche (1994–1998, winning a Stanley Cup in 1996), the Vancouver Canucks (1998–2006), the Los Angeles Kings (2006–2008), and the Dallas Stars (2009–2011).

12 – D.J. Smith (2019-present)

Born in 1977 in Windsor, Ontario. Smith played for the Toronto Maple Leafs (1996–1999). Before being appointed as head coach for the Senators, he served as an assistant coach for the Toronto Maple Leafs (2015–2019).

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