NHL General Manager Fired after Team Controversy

Published November 2, 2023 at 3:21 PM

The NHL announced on Wednesday that the Ottawa Senators would have to forfeit a first round pick in one of the next three NHL drafts after not providing proper documentation of Evgeni Dadonov's no trade clause to the Vegas Golden Knights when he was dealt.

Ottawa owner Michael Andlauer announced soon after that Ottawa General Manager Pierre Dorion would no longer be with the team, and Steve Staios will take over as Interim General Manager.

Dorion managed the Senators for seven seasons, being the head of their rebuild which saw players such as Thomas Chabot, Brady Tkachuk, and Tim Stutzle selected in the draft.

Throughout his tenure, Dorion received criticism mainly for the infamous Matt Duchene trade, which saw the Senators lose their 2019 first round pick to Colorado, a pick used to select Bowen Byram fourth overall.

The Senators have been at the forefront of NHL news in the past week, with 22 year old forward Shane Pinto suspended 41 games for gambling just a week ago.

As the news on Wednesday was released, Dorion was the next domino to fall as Ottawa looks to get back on track.
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NHL General Manager Fired after Team Controversy

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