Daniel Alfredsson, RW

68 24 46 70

Head Coach

Jacques Martin

General Manager

John Muckler

Season Overview

The Senators established 12 team records during the 2000-01 regular season. Their 48 wins beat the club's previous high of 44 in 1998-99 and their 109 points bested a franchise high of 103, also accomplished that season. Ottawa sat among the league's élite from its Oct. 5 opener in Boston, which, incidentally, set Ottawa off to the best start in its history - going unbeaten in its first nine games (6-0-3).

Among the 48 victories were 26 in the friendly confines of the Corel Centre, another team record, and 22 on the road, tying yet another record. Those totals were good enough to capture Ottawa's second Northeast Division regular-season title and race the New Jersey Devils to their final game of the season for the overall Eastern Conference lead, losing out by a mere two points.

Season Highlights

Nov. 18, 2000 Ottawa the visiting Florida 5-2, setting a club record with three shorthanded goals. Two of them by Marian Hossa, who also scored on the power play; Radek Bonk picked up the other.
Dec. 9, 2000 Marian Hossa had seven shots on goal in the third period to tie a club record in the Senators' 4-2 road win over Montreal.
Jan. 4, 2001 Marian Hossa set a club record with five assists in an 8-3 victory over visiting Tampa Bay. Radek Bonk tied the Senators record with six points (3-3).
March 14, 2001 Martin Havlat scored his first NHL hat trick and registered a four-point game in an 8-1 romp over visiting Atlanta. Jacques Martin registered his 200th win as Senators head coach.
April 26, 2002 The Senators closed out the 2000-01 regular season with a 5-3 home win over Toronto to record their first 5-0-0 season series sweep over a division rival.

Division Standings

Ottawa 82 48 21 9 4 109
Buffalo 82 46 30 5 1 98
Toronto 82 37 29 11 5 90
Boston 82 36 30 8 8 88
Montreal 82 28 40 8 6 70