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Senators Trivia Questions and Answers
Q1 Which of the
following are not founders of the
modern era Ottawa
Answer: King Clancy
Q2 When did the
modern era Senators start playing again in the NHL?
Q3 Who is the longest
serving captain of the modern era Ottawa
Senators up to the end of the 2016/17 season?
Q4 When was the last
time an Ottawa Senators team won the Stanley Cup?
Q5 What was the
original name of the Canadian Tire Centre?
Answer: The Palladium
Q6 How much did the
Canadian Tire Centre cost to build?
More than the SkyDome’s $650 million
Answer: $240 million
Q7 What was the
expansion franchise fee paid in 1990 by the Ottawa Senators to the National Hockey
$500 million USD (US dollars)
$35 million USD
$50 million USD
$200 million USD
Answer: $50 million
Q8 What was the other
team admitted to the NHL at the same time as the Ottawa Senators?
Answer: Tampa Bay
Q9 Against which team
did the Ottawa
Senators play their first game in the modern era?
Answer: Montreal Canadiens
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: 5-3 Sens win
Q11 How many points
did the Senators get in their first campaign—1992/93?
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
Sharks 21 points
Florida Panthers 21 points
Answer: Washington Capitals 21
points in their 1974-75 expansion season
Q13 What is the name
of the Ottawa
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: He uses a paw
Q15 When was the NHL
Q16 Which club was
not an original member of the NHL in 1917?
Arenas/Toronto Hockey Club
Answer: New York Rangers
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
American Airlines Center
Answer: The Palace of Auburn
Hills in Detroit
Q18 What other trophy
did a team named “Ottawa
The Super Bowl
The Grey Cup
The Memorial Cup
The World Championship
Answer: The Grey Cup
Q19 What was the Sens
first choice for mascot but turned out to be unavailable due to copyright and
intellectual property rights?
Marvin the Martian
Answer: Marvin the
Q20 Who led the Hamilton expansion bid in
1990 when the Sens were also campaigning to get an expansion franchise from the
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: Ron Joyce
(Hamilton-based co-founder with NHL defenseman Tim Horton of the donut chain
that bears his name)
Q21 What was the name
of the first parent company of the Ottawa
Plasco Energy Group
Terrace Investments Limited
Sports and Entertainment Group
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?
RendezVous LeBreton group
Devcore Canderel DLS group
Q23 Which Ottawa Senators player won
the Calder Memorial trophy as rookie of the year?
Afredsson at the conclusion of the 1995/96 season
Q24 How many seasons
did it take for the expansion Sens to make the playoffs for the first time?
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
Answer: the Sabres
Q26 Who was in nets
for that opposing team?
Answer: Dominik Hasek
Q27 Which two
Canadian cities lost their NHL franchises (relocated to the US) around the time that the Sens
Answer: Quebec Nordiques and Winnipeg Jets
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: $500 million
Q29 What was the
slogan that the Sens used during their campaign to acquire an NHL expansion
Peace, order, and good government
Pursuit of happiness
Bring back the Senators
Don’t back down
Answer: Bring back the
Q30 After the Montreal Canadiens (with the most Stanley
Cups) and the Toronto
Maple Leafs with second most, which NHL squad ranks third?
Answer: Ottawa Senators with nine
(the most recent of which was won in 1927)
Q31 Who was
president/commissioner of the NHL when the Sens expansion franchise was awarded
on December 6th 1990?
Answer: John Ziegler,
Q32 Who said, “Just
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: former Oakland Raider owner Al
Q33 Which city was
not a bidder in 1990 for an NHL expansion team when Ottawa also applied?
Answer: Mexico City
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
Kathleen Wynne, current Ontario premier
Answer: Jim Balsillie,
co-founder of Blackberry
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—
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—
Answer: Frank Finnigan,
born July 9th 1903, wore number 8, right winger, scored 15 goals
during that campaign, died December 25th 1991
Q37 Approximately how
many vehicles can park at Canadian Tire Centre?
Q37 Approximately how
many people can Canadian Tire Centre hold for hockey?
Q38 Who gave the
first ever concert at Canadian Tire Centre?
The Tragically Hip
Answer: Bryan Adams
Q39 Who scored the
first ever goal in modern Sens history?
Answer: Neil Brady
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
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…
Answer: Steve Duchesne
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
Jacques Martin and Roger Neilson
Rick Bowness and EJ “Doc” McGuire
Bryan Murray and Eugene Melnyk
Rick Bowness and Alain Vigneault
Answer: Rick Bowness and Alain
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
Leeder and Bernie Ashe
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Century 21 Explorer Realty Inc broker
Ottawa Senators founder
Real Estate Investment and Business coach
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