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Michael Andlauer has purchased the Ottawa Senators and Belleville Senators Hockey Clubs

September 21, 2023

OTTAWA – Senators Sports & Entertainment announced today that the agreement to purchase the Ottawa Senators by an entity controlled by Michael Andlauer has been approved by the National Hockey League’s Board of Governors and the sale process has been completed. Andlauer will assume control of the organization’s operations, effective immediately.

Additionally, American Hockey League President and Chief Executive Officer Scott Howson announced that the AHL Board of Governors has also approved the transfer of ownership of the Belleville Senators AHL franchise to Michael Andlauer.

Statement from Michael Andlauer:

Dear Belleville Senators Fans,

It is great to be back in the American Hockey League and it is great to be a part of your team, the Belleville Senators!

Today my family and I are excited to officially become a member of your community. Belleville is a true hockey town. I have spent a number of years watching the team, and I know how important this team is to both the community and the AHL. Belleville is home for many players during a critical and formative period in their careers. Seeing these players grow and develop with the support of our fans is inspiring; they are the NHL players of the future.

My partners and I take our responsibility to this team very seriously. This team belongs to Belleville and the Bay of Quinte.”

Our commitment to you is that we will continue to provide a best-in-class development experience and we will work with the talented players and staff to reach the playoffs with the goal of bringing home a Calder Cup.

Thank you to the AHL and Melnyk family for trusting my partners and I to steward the Belleville Senators going forward.

To the Belleville community and fans – I look forward to seeing you at the rink!


Introduction event

Michael Andlauer will be introduced to the media for the first time at an event later this week at Canadian Tire Centre. Specific details of this event, which will be streamed live on the Senators website, will be communicated in the near future.

Joining Michael Andlauer at the introductory event will be George Armoyan Sr., who will serve as the Ottawa Senators’ First Alternate Governor and Chair of the Development Committee, as well as Olivia and Anna Melnyk and many other members of the ownership group.

About the Belleville Senators

The Belleville Senators are the American Hockey League affiliate of the National Hockey Leagues’ Ottawa Senators and have been operating in the AHL since the 2017-18 season. The Senators play their home games out of the CAA Arena at the Quinte Sports and Wellness Centre and have graduated more than 60 players to the NHL since moving from Binghamton, New York.

About the Ottawa Senators

One of seven NHL franchises based in Canada, the Ottawa Senators returned to the league in 1992 following a 58-year absence. Ottawa won 11 Stanley Cups during its original reign from 1903 to 1934. The modern-day Senators have captured four titles in the Northeast Division and a Presidents’ Trophy in 2002-03. Since 1992, the Senators together with its foundation, alumni, partners and fans have contributed more than $100 million to community initiatives in the National Capital Region.

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