The Ottawa Senators (French: Sénateurs d’Ottawa) are a professional ice hockey team based in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. They are members of the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL). The Senators play their home games at the 18,694 seat (20,041 capacity) Canadian Tire Centre which opened in 1996.
The team has had success, qualifying for the Stanley Cup playoffs in 15 of the past 19 seasons, winning four division titles, the Presidents’ Trophy in 2003 and appearing in the 2007 Stanley Cup Finals.
The success has been reflected in attendance as the club has been regularly represented in the top half in attendance in the NHL.