NHL Rumors: Ottawa Senators Expecting to Sell Out Most Games in 2022-23

The Ottawa Senators have caught a new vibe and they're hoping it sticks around for seasons to come. After general manager Pierre Dorion made a flurry of moves this summer, turns out the fans have noticed and ticket sales are flying off the shelves. 

In 2021-22, the Senators were among the worst in the league when it came to season ticket sales and for game day attendance. Season seats were less than 5,000 people and on average the team saw roughly 9,000 fans for home games. They can expect major changes this season.

Senators president Anthony LeBlanc recently caught up with Wayne Scanlan of Sportsnet and had this to say about the surge:

I can tell you that the season ticket membership is the highest it’s been in years," Senators president Anthony LeBlanc, who will be part of a business and marketing presentation to media on Wednesday at the Canadian Tire Centre, says in an interview. "We’ve seen a significant, significant increase — and it all started, really, around the time when Pierre (Dorion, GM) started making some trades. It’s just been a really positive summer. I've been in this market off and on for the better part of 30 years. I've been a season seat member up until I moved to Arizona in 2013 and I haven't seen enthusiasm like this in the community.

Adding firepower like Claude Giroux and Alex DeBrincat certainly helped and so too did adding some stability in net with Cam Talbot. Now we wait and see if the Senators paper transactions can translate into wins on the ice. The fans are also hopeful some more wins turn into a new building in the very near future.... 

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