Laurie Boschman, LW

70 9 7 16

Head Coach

Rick Bowness

General Manager

Mel Bridgman

Season Overview

The Ottawa Civic Centre resounded in triumph when the Ottawa Senators defeated the Montreal Canadiens 5-3 on Oct. 8, 1992 - the club's first game in modern-franchise history. Fifty-eight years earlier, the original Senators franchise had ended its storied 17-season run only blocks away with its final game on March 17, 1934, at the Auditorium on O'Connor Street.

Season Highlights

June 15, 1992 Rick Bowness is hired as the Senators'first head coach.
June 20, 1992 The Senators attend their first NHL draft in Montreal, when they select Alexei Yashin second overall.
Sept. 8, 1992 The club's inaugural training camp opened at Robert Guertin Arena in Hull, Que. On Sept. 26, they moved to their permanent training facility, the Kanata Recreation Complex.
Sept. 18, 1992 The Senators tied the Whalers 1-1 at Hartford in a pre-season game. It was the first game played by the Senators since re-joining the NHL. Neil Brady scored at 18:46 of the second period with assists going to Brad Shaw and Andrew McBain.
Sept. 21, 1992 The Washington Capitals defeated the Senators 4-3 in a pre-season game. It was the first game played in Ottawa by an NHL Senators team since the 1933-34 season. Ottawa goal scorers were Sylvain Turgeon, Jody Hull and Mike Peluso.
Sept. 24, 1992 The Senators defeated the New York Islanders 4-3 in a pre-season game. It was Ottawa's first win since re-entry into the NHL. Defenceman Brad Shaw scored the winning goal.
Oct. 7, 1992 Laurie Boschman was named the club's first captain. Assistants were Sylvain Turgeon, Brad Shaw and Brad Marsh.
Oct. 8, 1992 The Senators defeated the Montreal Canadiens 5-3 at Ottawa Civic Centre. It was the first regular-season game played by a Senators team since 1934. The first Senators goal, a power-play effort, was scored by Neil Brady at 0:26 of the second period to give the Senators a 1-0 lead. Jody Hull earned the first assist. Patrick Roy was in goal for the Canadiens. Marc Fortier recorded the first Senators shot, however the first shot on goal was taken by Doug Smail in the opening period. Ken Hammond was assessed the Senators'first penalty at 0:51 of the first. Ottawa's first game-winning goal was scored by Sylvain Turgeon. Turgeon was also the first Senator to hit the goal post. The first goal scored against Ottawa was by Mike Keane at 11:36 of the second period. Forward Doug Smail scored the Senators first empty-net goal at 19:46 of the third period. Smail (2-0-2), Hull (0-2-2) and Norm Maciver (0-2-2) were the first Senators to record multi-point games.
Oct. 10, 1992 The Nordiques defeated the Senators 9-2 in Quebec. It was the first regular-season road game for the Senators since the 1933-34 season. Owen Nolan recorded the first hat trick against the Senators. Joe Sakic scored the first shorthanded goal against Ottawa.
Oct. 20, 1992 The Toronto Maple Leafs beat the Senators 5-3 at Hamilton. Neil Brady was the first Senator to have a three-point game (1-2).
Oct. 24, 1992 The New York Rangers defeated the Senators 3-2 in overtime at Ottawa. It was the first overtime game in modern-day Senators history. Senators forward Phil Bourque scored the overtime goal.
Nov. 13, 1992 The Lightning defeated the Senators 1-0 at Tampa Bay. It was the first shutout administered against the Senators.
Nov. 29, 1992 The Buffalo Sabres defeat the Senators 5-2 at Ottawa Civic Centre. Sabres forward Pat LaFontaine scores on the first penalty shot attempt against the Senators.
Dec. 26, 1992 Mark Freer scored the club's first shorthanded goal, but the Senators fall 4-2 to the Nordiques at Quebec.
Jan. 8, 1993 Jeff Lazaro recorded the Senators fastest goal after a penalty was assessed; it took him nine seconds. The Senators lost 6-4 to New Jersey.
Jan. 10, 1993 Bob Kudelski set four records for the Senators the same day he scored the team's first hat trick. He score the most goals in one period (3), the quickest two goals (2:10) and the quickest three goals (13:48) in a 3-2 home win over San Jose.
Jan. 12, 1993 Ottawa recorded the most shots in a period - 25 during the second in a 3-2 loss against Los Angeles.
Jan. 16, 1993 Sylvain Turgeon set a club record with six shots on goal in the third period.
Feb. 1, 1993 Laurie Boschman scored against Winnipeg's Mike O'Neill with the Senators'first penalty shot.
Feb. 27, 1993 Senators goaltender Peter Sidorkiewicz faced a record 51 shots in a 5-2 loss against New Jersey.
March 4, 1993 Peter Sidorkiewicz recorded the most saves in one period (24) in a 8-6 loss against Los Angeles. The Senators scored four power play goals.
April 7, 1993 Daniel Berthiaume recorded the first point by a Senators goaltender (an assist) at 1:49 of the first period.
April 10, 1993 A bright light in a season of futility. This 5-3 win over the Islanders near the end of the season was the team's only road victory that year - and one of only 10 victories in their inaugural season. When the final buzzer sounded, the Senators celebrated like they had won the Stanley Cup.

Division Standings

Boston 84 51 26 7 109
Quebec 84 47 27 10 104
Montreal 84 48 30 6 102
Buffalo 84 38 36 10 86
Hartford 84 26 52 6 58
Ottawa 84 10 70 4 24