Ottawa Senators Logo
NHL: 1993-2020 28
Founded and established by Ottawa real estate developer Bruce Firestone, the team is the second NHL franchise to use the Ottawa Senators name. The original Ottawa Senators, founded in 1883, had a fame...

Defunct Teams

Teams that have folded or moved away from the Ottawa area.
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Ottawa Nationals Logo
WHA: 1973-1973 1
Prior to being in Birmingham, the team was known as the Ottawa Nationals and the Toronto Toros
Ottawa Senators Logo
NHL: 1884-1934 51 11
The club was the first hockey club in Ontario, a founding member of the National Hockey League (NHL) and played in the NHL from 1917 until 1934. The club, which was officially the Ottawa Hockey Club (...
Renfrew Creamery Kings Logo
The Renfrew Hockey Club, also known as the Creamery Kings and the Millionaires, was a founding franchise in 1909 of the National Hockey Association, the precursor to the National Hockey League. The te...
Ottawa Victorias Logo
FHL: 1906-1908 3
The club was founded in 1901 by Jimmie Enright, owner and manager of the Victoria ice rink in Ottawa. For two seasons, the team only played exhibition matches, without a defeat. For the 1903 season, t...
Ottawa Capitals Logo
FHL: 1904-1904 1
The Capital Hockey senior club was created in 1896 by the Capital Hockey Association (CHA) hockey portion of the CAAA. Perhaps best known are the early amateur senior men's ice hockey clubs which pla...
McGill Hockey Club Logo
AHAC: 1883-1889 7 1
On March 3, 1875 the first organized indoor game was played at Montreal's Victoria Skating Rink by James George Aylwin Creighton and several McGill University students. In 1877, several McGill student...
The early history of sports contains hundreds of teams that appeared for only 1 or 2 seasons before folding. Most of these teams have no historical photographs or articles, so are omitted from this list to reduce clutter. To view a comprehensive list of all defunct teams, browse to the early leagues section for baseball, football, basketball, or hockey.