Longtime NHL General Manager reportedly joining the Senators organization

Published September 18, 2023 at 9:24 PM

The Ottawa Senators' sale to Michael Andlauer is expected to be finalized in the coming days and once it's official, he'll reportedly be bringing in a familiar face to hockey fans to the team's front office.

While on the 'Coming In Hot' podcast, Brent Wallace said that Andlauer will likely be bringing in former Bruins and Oilers General Manager Peter Chiarelli to be apart of the Senators organization.

"We all know he has close ties to Michael Andlauer, I think you're going to see Peter Chiarelli apart of this organization" Wallace said.

Chiarelli, 59, spent 13 years as a General Manager in the National Hockey League with the Bruins and Oilers between 2006 and 2019. During his time as a GM, Chiarelli won the Stanley Cup in 2011 with Boston and in 2015 while with Edmonton, drafted Connor McDavid first overall.

Currently, the Nepean, Ontario native is the Vice President of Hockey Operations with the St. Louis Blues, a role he's held for the last two seasons, after being promoted from Senior Advisor.

There is a lot of pressure on the Ottawa Senators to take that next step this season and compete for a wild card spot in the Eastern Conference. If they faulter early on in the season, General Manager Pierre Dorion could find himself on the hot seat. IF that scenario takes place and they decide to part ways with Dorion, an easy replacement for the team would be Chiarelli, if he does indeed get hired in some capacity in the coming weeks.

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