40 Ottawa Senators Trivia Questions and Answers

By Bruce Firestone | Uncategorized

Jun 03
[Try answering these 40 Sens trivia questions yourself, then check your answers against Prof Bruce’s, http://profbruce.tumblr.com/post/161398775474/40-ottawa-senators-trivia-questions-and-answers]

Q1 Which of the
following are not founders of the
modern era Ottawa
Senators?

Randy Sexton

Bruce Firestone

King Clancy

Cyril Leeder

Answer:

Q2 When did the
modern era Senators start playing again in the NHL?

1927

1987

1992

1995

Answer:

Q3 Who is the longest
serving captain of the modern era Ottawa
Senators up to the end of the 2016/17 season?

Jason Spezza

Erik Karlsson

Daniel Afredsson

Alexei Yashin

Answer:

Q4 When was the last
time an Ottawa Senators team won the Stanley Cup?

2007

1927

2017

Never

Answer:

Q5 What was the
original name of the Canadian Tire Centre?

Scotiabank
 Place

Corel Centre

The Palladium

Ottawa
Civic Centre

Answer:

Q6 How much did the
Canadian Tire Centre cost to build?

$240 million

$340 million

$440 million

More than the SkyDome’s $650 million

Answer:

Q7 What was the
expansion franchise fee paid in 1990 by the Ottawa Senators to the National Hockey
League?

$500 million USD (US dollars)

$35 million USD

$50 million USD

$200 million USD

Answer:

Q8 What was the other
team admitted to the NHL at the same time as the Ottawa Senators?

Nashville
Predators

Anaheim
Mighty Ducks

Florida
Panthers

Tampa
Bay Lightning

Answer:

Q9 Against which team
did the Ottawa
Senators play their first game in the modern era?

Montreal
Canadiens

Toronto
Maple Leafs

Hamilton
Tigers

Tampa
Bay Lightning

Answer:

Q10 And what was the
score in that game?

5-3 Sens win

3-5 Sens loss

5-0 Sens win

0-5 Sens loss

Answer:

Q11 How many points
did the Senators get in their first campaign—1992/93?

21

22

23

24

Answer:

Q12 What’s the name of
the NHL team that had the lowest ever points total?

Washington Capitals 21 points

Anaheim Mighty Ducks 21 points

San Jose
Sharks 21 points

Florida Panthers 21 points

Answer:

Q13 What is the name
of the Ottawa
Senators’ mascot?

Spartacus

Lion King

Gladiator

Spartacat

Answer:

Q14 How does the Ottawa Senators’ mascot
sign his name?

He prints his name

He writes his name

He uses a paw print

He spells his name

Answer:

Q15 When was the NHL
first formed?

1907

1917

1927

1967

Answer:

Q16 Which club was
not an original member of the NHL in 1917?

Montreal
Canadiens

Montreal
Wanderers

Ottawa
Senators

New York
Rangers

Toronto
Arenas/Toronto Hockey Club

Vancouver
Millionaires

Answer:

Q17 The Canadian Tire
Centre is modeled after which arena?

The Palace of Auburn Hills in Detroit

First Ontario Centre in Hamilton

Madison Square Garden
in Manhattan

American Airlines Center
in Dallas

Answer:

Q18 What other trophy
did a team named “Ottawa
Senators” win?

The Super Bowl

The Grey Cup

The Memorial Cup

The World Championship

Answer:

Q19 What was the Sens
first choice for mascot but turned out to be unavailable due to copyright and
intellectual property rights?

Bugs Bunny

Marvin the Martian

Homer Simpson

Fred Flintstone

Answer:

Q20 Who led the Hamilton expansion bid in
1990 when the Sens were also campaigning to get an expansion franchise from the
NHL?

Sheila Copps (the original name for the Hamilton arena was the “Copps Coliseum,”
named after her father)

Ron Joyce (Hamilton-based co-founder with NHL defenseman Tim
Horton of the donut chain that bears his name)

Rod Bryden (SC Stormont Inc chair)

Pierre Trudeau (former prime minister)

Answer:

Q21 What was the name
of the first parent company of the Ottawa
Senators?

Plasco Energy Group

Terrace Investments Limited

Ottawa
Sports and Entertainment Group

Minto Group

Answer:

Q22 What is the name
of the winning bid for redevelopment of LeBreton Flats and the construction of
a new downtown arena for the Sens?

Zibi

RendezVous LeBreton group

Wilderness Tours

Devcore Canderel DLS group

Answer:

Q23 Which Ottawa Senators player won
the Calder Memorial trophy as rookie of the year?

Alexandre Daigle

Erik Karlsson

Daniel Afredsson

Chris Phillips

Answer:

Q24 How many seasons
did it take for the expansion Sens to make the playoffs for the first time?

3 years

5 years

7 years

Never

Answer:

Q25 Which team did
the Sens beat in the last regular season game to qualify for the playoffs for
the first time?

The Maple Leafs

The Sabres

The Islanders

The Bruins

Answer:

Q26 Who was in nets
for that opposing team?

Johnny Bower

Dominik Hasek

Billy Smith

Gerry Cheevers

Answer:

Q27 Which two
Canadian cities lost their NHL franchises (relocated to the US) around the time that the Sens
began play?

Montreal
Maroons

Quebec
Nordiques

Saskatoon
Blades

Winnipeg
Jets

Answer:

Q28 Recently the Los
Vegas Knights were granted an expansion franchise. Their franchise fee paid to
the NHL was—

$50 million USD

$120 million USD

$500 million USD

$650 million USD

Answer:

Q29 What was the
slogan that the Sens used during their campaign to acquire an NHL expansion
franchise?

Peace, order, and good government

Pursuit of happiness

Bring back the Senators

Don’t back down

Answer:

Q30 After the Montreal Canadiens (with the most Stanley
Cups) and the Toronto
Maple Leafs with second most, which NHL squad ranks third?

New York
Rangers

Chicago
Blackhawks

Ottawa
Senators

Boston
Bruins

Answer:

Q31 Who was
president/commissioner of the NHL when the Sens expansion franchise was awarded
on December 6th 1990?

John Ziegler

Bowie
Kuhn

Gary Bettman

Howard Cosell

Answer: 

Q32 Who said, “Just
win, baby?”

Former Oakland Raider owner Al Davis

Former Chicago Blackhawk owner Bill Wirtz

Former Ottawa Senator captain Laurie Boschman

Former Montreal Canadiens defenseman PK Subban

Answer: 

Q33 Which city was
not a bidder in 1990 for an NHL expansion team when Ottawa also applied?

Milwaukee

Seattle

Portland

Tampa

Mexico City

St Petersburg

Houston

Hamilton

Answer: 

Q34 Who sued the NHL
(unsuccessfully) so that he could move the Phoenix
Coyotes to Hamilton?

Jim Balsillie, co-founder of Blackberry

Bob Morrow, former mayor of Hamilton

Bob Rae, former Ontario
premier

Kathleen Wynne, current Ontario premier

Answer: 

Q35 The vote by then
21 members of the NHL’s board of governors to admit the Ottawa Senators to the league in December
1990 was carried—

20-1

Unanimously

14-7

11-10

Answer: 

Q36 The last
surviving member of the 1927 Ottawa Senators Stanley Cup-winning team who also
helped land the expansion franchise in 1990 and whose jersey and number are
retired at Canadian Tire Centre was—

Jack Adams

Hec Kilrea

Frank Nighbor

Cy Denneny

Frank Finnigan

Answer: 

Q37 Approximately how
many vehicles can park at Canadian Tire Centre?

3,000

5,000

7,000

9,000

Answer: 

Q37 Approximately how
many people can Canadian Tire Centre hold for hockey?

10,000

15,000

20,000

25,000

Answer: 

Q38 Who gave the
first ever concert at Canadian Tire Centre?

Gordon Lightfoot

Bryan Adams

Katy Perry

The Tragically Hip

Answer: 

Q39 Who scored the
first ever goal in modern Sens history?

Brad Marsh

Neil Brady

Peter Sidorkiewicz

Norm Maciver

Answer: 

Q40 In 2007, who
scored the GWG (game winning goal) against the Buffalo
Sabres in overtime to put the Sens into the Stanley Cup final for the first time in their
modern history?

Anton Volchenkov

Mike Comrie

Daniel Alfredsson

Mike Fisher

Answer: 

BONUS QUESTION A: Who
scored the GWG in the last game of season 5 to put the Sens in the playoffs for
the first time? Hint: it was assisted by Alexei Yashin…

Wade Redden

Steve Duchesne

Alexandre Daigle

Jason York

Answer: 

BONUS QUESTION B: Which two, first-year Sens coaches (head coach and assistant coach) ended up years later working together for the New York Rangers, except this time, the assistant coach became head coach and the former Ottawa head coach became his assistant?

Jacques Martin and Roger Neilson

Rick Bowness and EJ “Doc” McGuire

Bryan Murray and Eugene Melnyk

Rick Bowness and Alain Vigneault

Answer:

BONUS QUESTION C:
Which two, first-year Sens executives (later president of the team and CFO)
ended up years later working as competitors–one running the Sens and Senators Sports and Entertainment, the other, OSEG (Ottawa Sports and Entertainment Group), Lansdowne Live, TD Place, and the Redblacks?


Cyril Leeder and Randy Sexton

Cyril Leeder and Bernie Ashe

Cyril Leeder and Marc Bonneau

Cyril Leeder and Roy Mlakar

Answer:

Quiz prepared by:

Bruce M Firestone, B Eng (civil), M Eng-Sci, PhD

Century 21 Explorer Realty Inc broker

Ottawa Senators founder

Real Estate Investment and Business coach

1-613-762-8884

bruce.firestone@century21.ca

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