Top Sens #9: Dany Heatley

Dany Heatley may have been the greatest villain the Ottawa Senators have ever had the privilege of paying.

Dany Heatley had back-to-back 50-goal seasons for Ottawa.

But he’s also been the greatest goal scorer they’ve ever had.

He’s the only Senator in the team’s history to score 50 goals in a season. And he did it twice, becoming the first player to have back-to-back 50-goal seasons since Pavel Bure.

He holds the team’s record for points in a season (105), goals-per-game (0.57) and points-per-game (1.14).

In addition, he holds the team’s record for most career points-per-game in the playoffs of anyone playing at least two rounds. He is tied with Jason Spezza and Daniel Alfredsson for most points in one playoff season (22).

He also named to three all-star games while a member of the Sens.

Weird stat: He scored in his first 22 games with the Ottawa Senators. That is second all-time for points in consecutive games with a new team. The record holder is Wayne Gretzky, when he was traded to the L.A. Kings. He had points in 23 straight games.

Heatley may have left the Sens as a villain, but he was a hero while he played in Ottawa.


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