Belleville Senators

The Belleville Senators are a professional ice hockey team in the American Hockey League (AHL) that began play in the 2017–18 season as the top minor league affiliate of the National Hockey League team, the Ottawa Senators. Based in Belleville, Ontario, Canada, the Senators play their home games at CAA Arena.

Belleville Senators
2019–20 AHL season
CityBelleville, Ontario
LeagueAmerican Hockey League
Home arenaCAA Arena
ColoursRed, black, white
Owner(s)Eugene Melnyk
General managerVacant
Head coachTroy Mann
MediaAHL.TV (Internet)
AffiliatesOttawa Senators (NHL)
Brampton Beast (ECHL)
WebsiteOfficial website
Franchise history
1972–1992New Haven Nighthawks
1992–1993New Haven Senators
1993–1996Prince Edward Island Senators
2002–2017Binghamton Senators
2017–presentBelleville Senators

The franchise was previously based out of Binghamton, New York, as the Binghamton Senators.


In July 2016, Broome County officials stated that the Ottawa Senators intended to relocate their franchise, then known as the Binghamton Senators, closer to the parent club for the 2017–18 season despite still having three more years on their lease.[1] On September 26, 2016, Ottawa Senators owner Eugene Melnyk confirmed that he had purchased the Binghamton team and would be relocating it to become the Belleville Senators for the 2017–18 season with the Binghamton Devils eventually announced to be taking over their lease.[2] In order to accommodate an AHL team, the City of Belleville approved more than $20 million in upgrades to Yardmen Arena once the Senators agreed to an eight-year lease.[3]

The Senators kept Kurt Kleinendorst as head coach for the franchise's inaugural season in Belleville, but after a 29–42–2–3 record and missing the playoffs, his contract was not renewed.[4] He was replaced by Troy Mann, the recently released coach of the Hershey Bears.[5] The improved in the 2018–19 season, ending to the fifth-place position in the North Division, with the play of younger players Drake Batherson, Logan Brown, Rudolfs Balcers, and Erik Brannstrom late in the season.

Season-by-season results

Calder Cup Champions Conference Champions Division Champions League Leader
Regular season Playoffs
Season Games Won Lost OTL SOL Points PCT Goals
Standing Year 1st
2017–187629422363.4141942666th, North2018Did not qualify
2018–197637313582.5392282285th, North2019Did not qualify
Totals152667358145.4774224940 playoff appearances


Current roster

Updated December 18, 2019.[6]

# Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Birthplace Contract
11 Vitalii Abramov RW L 21 2019 Chelyabinsk, Russia Ottawa
48 Jonathan Aspirot D L 20 2019 Mascouche, Quebec Belleville
38 Rudolfs Balcers LW L 22 2018 Liepāja, Latvia Ottawa
19 Drake Batherson C R 21 2018 Fort Wayne, Indiana Ottawa
8 Michael Carcone LW L 23 2019 Ajax, Ontario Ottawa
12 Cole Cassels (PTO) C R 24 2019 Hartford, Connecticut Belleville
14 Filip Chlapik C L 22 2017 Prague, Czech Republic Ottawa
20 Frank Corrado D R 26 2019 Woodbridge, Ontario Belleville
35 Joey Daccord G L 23 2019 North Andover, Massachusetts Ottawa
7 Jonathan Davidsson RW R 22 2019 Tyresö, Sweden Ottawa
5 Jack Dougherty D R 23 2019 Saint Paul, Minnesota Belleville
10 Alex Formenton LW L 20 2017 Barrie, Ontario Ottawa
30 Filip Gustavsson G L 21 2018 Skellefteå, Sweden Ottawa
15 Christian Jaros  D R 23 2017 Kosice, Slovakia Ottawa
47 Parker Kelly C L 20 2018 Camrose, Alberta Ottawa
18 Morgan Klimchuk (A) LW L 24 2019 Regina, Saskatchewan Ottawa
16 Joseph LaBate LW L 26 2018 Eagan, Minnesota Belleville
32 Hubert Labrie (A) D L 28 2019 Victoriaville, Quebec Belleville
27 Max Lajoie D L 22 2017 Quebec City, Quebec Ottawa
4 Jordan Murray D L 27 2017 Riverview, New Brunswick Belleville
9 Josh Norris C L 20 2019 Oxford, Michigan Ottawa
28 Stuart Percy  (PTO) D L 25 2019 Oakville, Ontario Belleville
13 Andrew Sturtz RW R 25 2018 Buffalo, New York Ottawa
37 Jordan Szwarz (C) RW R 28 2019 Burlington, Ontario Ottawa
25 Max Veronneau RW R 24 2019 Ottawa, Ontario Ottawa

Team captains


The official broadcasting partner of the Belleville Senators is radio station 800 CJBQ. Commentators David Foot and Jack Miller cover all games. David Foot also has a weekly podcast featuring news on the Belleville Senators and the AHL.


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