Ottawa Senators Career Goal Scoring Leaders
The Ottawa Senators have been an NHL franchise since 1993 and while they have made the playoffs 11 times, they have not won a Stanley Cup yet. This team has already been extremely close a few times, in particular 2006-07 when they lost the Cup Finals. And they have had their share of great offensive players. Here is a short list of the Senators’ leading goal scorers to date:
Daniel Alfredsson (363)—Right wing Daniel Alfredsson has been with the Senators his entire career, from 1995 until now as I write this in 2009. And he’s been very steady, with 11 seasons of 20 or more goals. Alfredsson leads the franchise all-time with 363 goals, and his best season was 2005-06, when he had career highs in goals (43), assists (60) and total points (103).
Alexei Yashin (218)—Center Alexei Yashin began his career in Ottawa and played there from 1993 until 2001. He ranks second in Senators’ history with 218 goals, and he had 30 or more goals for the team five times. His best season was 1998-99, when Yashin had career high numbers in goals (44), assists (50) and total points (94).
Marian Hossa (188)—Right wing Marian Hossa played in Ottawa from 1997 to 2004, and ranks third in the team’s history with 188 goals. Hossa scored 100 points with Atlanta one season, but he had a career high 45 goals with the Senators in 2002-03, when he added 35 assists for 80 total points.
Dany Heatley (180)—Left wing Dany Heatley only played for the Sens four seasons, from 2005 to 2009, but in that short time racked up 180 goals to rank fourth in franchise history. Heatley scored 50 goals twice for the Senators and had his best season in Ottawa, in 2006-07. That year, he had career highs in goals (50, tied career best), assists (55), and total points (105), as well as a plus-31 rating.
Radek Bonk (152)—Center Radek Bonk played in Ottawa from 1994 to 2004 and ranks fifth in the team’s history with 152 goals. He never had more than 23 in a season but has always been steady. Bonk’s best season came in 2001-02, when he had career best numbers in goals (25), assists (45) and total points (70).