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Dorion out as general manager of Ottawa Senators, Staios takes over on interim basis

By The Canadian Press on November 1, 2023.

Toronto Maple Leafs goaltender Jack Campbell (36) makes a save on a deflection by Vegas Golden Knights forward Evgenii Dadonov (63) during third period NHL action on Tuesday, November 2, 2021. The Ottawa Senators will forfeit a first-round draft pick for their role in the voided trade of Dadonov from the Vegas Golden Knights to the Anaheim Ducks in March 2022, the NHL announced Wednesday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Evan Buhler

OTTAWA – Pierre Dorion is out as general manager of the Ottawa Senators.

The NHL team made the announcement this afternoon at a press conference at Canadian Tire Centre.

Steve Staios, the team’s president of hockey operations, will take over as interim GM.

The move comes after the league docked the Senators a first-round draft pick for the club’s part in the botched Evgenii Dadonov trade between the Vegas Golden Knights and Anaheim Ducks in March 2022.

Last week, Senators forward Shane Pinto was suspended for 41 games for “activities relating to sports wagering.”

Dorion was named GM in April 2016 when it was announced the late Bryan Murray would be stepping down.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Nov. 1, 2023.

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