Belleville Senators

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Belleville Senators
2019–20 AHL season
Belleville Senators logo.svg
CityBelleville, Ontario
LeagueAmerican Hockey League
ConferenceEastern
DivisionNorth
Founded1972
Home arenaCAA Arena
ColoursRed, black, white
              
Owner(s)Eugene Melnyk
General managerVacant
Head coachTroy Mann
MediaAHL.TV (Internet)
AffiliatesOttawa Senators (NHL)
Brampton Beast (ECHL)
WebsiteOfficial website
Franchise history
1972–1992New Haven Nighthawks
1992–1993New Haven Senators
1993–1996Prince Edward Island Senators
2002–2017Binghamton Senators
2017–presentBelleville Senators

The Belleville Senators are a professional ice hockey team in the American Hockey League (AHL) that began play in the 2017–18 season as the top minor league affiliate of the National Hockey League team, the Ottawa Senators. Based in Belleville, Ontario, Canada, the Senators play their home games at CAA Arena.

The franchise was previously based out of Binghamton, New York, as the Binghamton Senators.

History[edit]

In July 2016, Broome County officials stated that the Ottawa Senators intended to relocate their franchise, then known as the Binghamton Senators, closer to the parent club for the 2017–18 season despite still having three more years on their lease.[1] On September 26, 2016, Ottawa Senators owner Eugene Melnyk confirmed that he had purchased the Binghamton team and would be relocating it to become the Belleville Senators for the 2017–18 season with the Binghamton Devils eventually announced to be taking over their lease.[2] In order to accommodate an AHL team, the City of Belleville approved more than $20 million in upgrades to Yardmen Arena once the Senators agreed to an eight-year lease.[3]

The Senators kept Kurt Kleinendorst as head coach for the franchise's inaugural season in Belleville, but after a 29–42–2–3 record and missing the playoffs, his contract was not renewed.[4] He was replaced by Troy Mann, the recently released coach of the Hershey Bears.[5] The improved in the 2018–19 season, ending to the fifth place position in the North Division, with the play of younger players Drake Batherson, Logan Brown, Rudolfs Balcers, and Erik Brannstrom late in the season.

Season-by-season results[edit]

Calder Cup Champions Conference Champions Division Champions League Leader

Players[edit]

Current roster[edit]

Updated August 14, 2019.[6]

# Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Birthplace Contract
11 Russia Vitalii Abramov RW L 21 2019 Chelyabinsk, Russia Ottawa
38 Latvia Rudolfs Balcers LW L 22 2018 Liepāja, Latvia Ottawa
7 Canada Drake Batherson C R 21 2018 Fort Wayne, Indiana Ottawa
51 Canada François Beauchemin RW L 23 2018 Metis-sur-Mer, Quebec Belleville
26 Canada Jean-Christophe Beaudin C R 22 2019 Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville, Quebec Ottawa
Canada Trent Bourque D L 21 2019 Burlington, Ontario Belleville
17 Sweden Erik Brannstrom D L 20 2019 Eksjö, Sweden Ottawa
United States Michael Brodzinski D R 24 2019 Ham Lake, Minnesota Belleville
22 United States Logan Brown C L 21 2018 Raleigh, North Carolina Ottawa
Canada Michael Carcone LW L 23 2019 Ajax, Ontario Ottawa
41 Czech Republic Filip Chlapik C L 22 2017 Prague, Czech Republic Ottawa
Canada Chris Clapperton LW L 25 2019 Chandler, Quebec Belleville
United States Joey Daccord G L 23 2019 North Andover, Massachusetts Ottawa
United States Jack Dougherty D R 23 2019 Saint Paul, Minnesota Belleville
Canada Alex Dubeau G L 25 2019 Mascouche, Quebec Belleville
United States Nick Ebert D R 25 2019 Livingston, New Jersey Ottawa
6 Sweden Andreas Englund D L 23 2017 Stockholm, Sweden Ottawa
Canada Alex Formenton LW L 20 2017 Barrie, Ontario Ottawa
Canada Miles Gendron D L 23 2019 Oakville, Ontario Belleville
29 Canada Cody Goloubef (A) D R 29 2019 Oakville, Ontario Ottawa
36 United States Johnathan Gruden LW L 19 2019 Rochester Hills, Michigan Belleville
30 Sweden Filip Gustavsson G L 21 2018 Skellefteå, Sweden Ottawa
1 Sweden Marcus Hogberg G L 24 2017 Örebro, Sweden Ottawa
40 Canada Parker Kelly C L 20 2018 Camrose, Alberta Ottawa
50 Canada Morgan Klimchuk LW L 24 2019 Regina, Saskatchewan Ottawa
16 United States Joseph LaBate LW L 26 2018 Eagan, Minnesota Belleville
Canada Hubert Labrie D L 28 2019 Victoriaville, Quebec Belleville
8 Canada Max Lajoie D L 21 2017 Quebec City, Quebec Ottawa
4 Canada Jordan Murray D L 26 2017 Riverview, New Brunswick Belleville
21 Canada Nick Paul (A) C L 24 2017 Mississauga, Ontario Ottawa
12 Canada Jack Rodewald RW R 25 2017 Winnipeg, Manitoba Ottawa
23 United States Andrew Sturtz RW R 24 2018 Buffalo, New York Ottawa
Canada Jordan Szwarz RW R 28 2019 Burlington, Ontario Ottawa

Team captains[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Binghamton Sens moving north to Belleville say Broome County officials". Ottawa Citizen. July 9, 2016.
  2. ^ "Sens Owner Purchases AHL Team Partners W/ Belleville". Ottawa Senators. September 26, 2016.
  3. ^ "Ottawa Senators finalize deal to move AHL team to Belleville from Binghamton". Ottawa Sun. September 26, 2016.
  4. ^ "REPORT: Coach K out as Belleville Senators bench boss". Belleville Intelligencer. May 1, 2018.
  5. ^ "Troy Mann named second head coach in franchise history". Belleville Senators. June 25, 2018.
  6. ^ "Belleville Senators current roster". American Hockey League. Retrieved April 7, 2019. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)

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