Ottawa Senators announce new general manager on Sunday.

Ottawa Senators announce new general manager on Sunday.

The Ottawa Senators have unveiled their new management team, including a new general manager.

Jonathan Larivee

The Ottawa Senators have made a major announcement.

On Sunday, the team unveiled their new leadership group and the first that has been put together by new Senators owner Michael Andlauer. In an official press release via the Senators website, Andlauer announced that he was appointing Steve Staios to the role of general manager and president of hockey operations. Joining Staois in the front office will be Dave Poulin who will serve as senior vice president of hockey operations as well as Ryan Bowness who will serve as associate general manager under Staios.

The move comes after the Senators have made sweeping changes to their front office, including the termination of long time general manager Pierre Dorion after his bungling of a trade cost the Senators dearly.

Staios, a former player in the National Hockey League, has worked closely with Andlauer in Ottawa and his appointment here will come as no surprise to many given his close relationship with the owner. This will truly mark the beginning of a new era for the Ottawa Senators under Andlauer's ownership, and only time will tell if it produces the desired results.