Ottawa Senators Logo – Ottawa Senators is a Canadian team of ice hockey located in Ottawa (Ontario). The current franchise was founded in 1990 as an expansion team for the 1992 season, but its origins go back to a previous franchise, the Ottawa Senators or Senators Silver, founded in 1883. This team played in the NHL from 1917 to 1934, eleven times and won the Stanley Cup until he disappeared in 1935. The current franchise was renamed the original, and was initially supported by the entrepreneur Bruce Firestone. Ottawa currently plays in the National Hockey League, framed in the Northeastern Division.
Ottawa was one of the first Canadian cities to have a professional team. The Ottawa Senators Original, founded in 1883, began to play various championships amateur hockey league in Canada. The first, initially known as the Ottawa Silver Seven won the Stanley Cup in 1903. At that time, other teams could challenge the champion to a duel for the championship. The Silver Seven won nine challenges, keeping the crown until 1906. Among its stars were the goalkeeper Clint Benedict and forwards Cy Denneny and Frank Nighbor.
His success in the tournament allowed him to become professional in the 1910′s, and one of the founding teams of the National Hockey League in 1917. But with the expansion of the championship to the United States in the 1920s, the Senators could not afford the costs. The franchise ended up being transferred in 1934 to the city of St. Louis (Missouri), and disappeared a year later.
Fifty years later, several businessmen from Ottawa decided to present to request a new franchise in town. Bruce Firestone, entrepreneur dedicated to real estate, persuaded other investors to put a common capital with which to qualify for a franchise and professional hockey back to the city by a major campaign to convince people. In December 1990, the NHL Ottawa guaranteed one of two expansion franchises to begin play championship season in 1992.