Change is coming in Ottawa.
The Senators on Tuesday fired head coach Dave Cameron and two members of his coaching staff after the team finished eight points out of a Stanley Cup playoff spot. Another Ottawa coach, assistant Jason Smith, was removed from the staff but offered a different position within the organization, according to a team release.
Cameron, who played three seasons as an NHL forward in the early 1980s, took over as head coach of the Senators in 2014. Ottawa won 23 of its final 31 games during the 2014-15 campaign to earn a surprising postseason berth before taking a step back this season.
The Senators, who closed their season with a 6-1 rout of the Boston Bruins on Saturday, also made a change to their upper management structure earlier this week, with general manager Bryan Murray stepping down and Pierre Dorion taking his place.
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