Acquired as a longer-term rental, Alex Burrows was brought in to fill the void that Clarke MacArthur left on the ice. Burrow impressed in his first game with the Senators, scoring two goals in a victory against the Colorado Avalanche. He immediately signed a two-year extension with the Ottawa Senators. He would however be suspended for 10 games after kneeing Taylor Hall in the head. This would spark controversy among NHL fans alike as he crossed the line. He would later apologize for the incident but it still lives on as part of his complicated legacy as an agitator in the NHL. While serving his suspension, the Ottawa Senators placed him on waivers hoping he’d get claimed but this would not happen. He would be bought out at the end of the first year of his new two-year extension. He would retire and has since served as an assistant coach with the Montreal Canadiens organization.
Known for his clutch performance against the New York Rangers (on multiple occasions), Jean-Gabriel Pageau is regarded as a fan favorite. Pageau would play in three more seasons with the Ottawa Senators before being traded to the New York Islanders for three draft picks. Pageau goes down as one of the best third-line centers in franchise history. He’s currently just been eliminated from the Playoffs, falling to the Carolina Hurricanes.
Acquired in the 2016-17 season, Viktor Stalberg would end his career with the Ottawa Senators. He ended up playing in 18 games for the Senators, scoring 2 goals and 2 assists, but being used as a shutdown forward, and a penalty kill specialist. He’s since moved on from the NHL, playing in Europe for a couple of seasons. He last played professional hockey during the 2020-21 season with HC Fribourg-Gotteron of the National League, scoring 13 goals and 16 assists for 29 points in 35 games.