Dave Cameron fired by Ottawa Senators

By The Sports Xchange  |  April 13, 2016 at 10:53 AM
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Dave Cameron was fired as head coach by the Ottawa Senators on Tuesday.

On his second day on the job Tuesday, general manager Pierre Dorion cleaned house, firing Cameron and the entire coaching staff. One assistant coach, Jason Smith, was offered another position with the organization.

"We just felt we needed to make a whole change," Dorion said at a news conference. "At the end of the day, this was my call and I felt it was the right thing to do."

Cameron held the position since December 2014 and had a 70-50-17 record. But Ottawa finished 38-35-9 this season and out of the playoffs for the second time in three seasons.

Rick Wamsley and Andre Tourigny were the assistants who were fired.

"This is not a great day. This is not a fun day," Dorion said. "These are human beings here."

The Senators hired Dorion to replace general manager Bryan Murray.

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