Clouston, Carvel and Lauer History


Senators GM Bryan Murray wasted no time in dropping the axe this evening as Head Coach Cory Clouston and assistants Brad Lauer and Greg Carvel have been terminated by the club.

Clouston leaves Ottawa after his second full season with the Senators, posting a 95-83-20 record since taking over for Craig Hartsburg in Feb 2009.  Lauer had just completed his second season with the Senators while Carvel had spent 6 years behind the Senators bench, coming from Anaheim with Murray in 2005.

Clouston is the 4th coach fired by Murray (including himself after he replaced John Paddock in 2007-08) in his tenure as General Manager.

Speculation can now begin as to who the new coach will be, with Dave Cameron being the leading candidate.  Cameron is currently coaching the St. Michaels Majors in the OHL, who will be hosting the Memorial Cup in May.  He has been a loyal soldier for Senators’ owner Eugene Melnyk, who has been very vocal this week about his respect for Cameron.  He also indicated that some other potential candidates may emerge after the season is over.