After the end of the New Edinburghs' playoffs that season, Hitchman was signed by the Senators in 1923, first appearing in a victory against the Hamilton Tigers on February 28. His first playoff game for the Senators was tumultuous, a match against the Montreal Canadiens on March 7 in which future teammate Sprague Cleghorn - with whom he had been sparring all evening - crosschecked Hitchman in the face, knocking him out. Cleghorn received a match penalty for the act, which provoked a near-riot from the home crowd and an assault on the referee. While too injured to play in the first Stanley Cup semifinal match against the Vancouver Maroons of the Pacific Coast Hockey Association, he played in the three remaining matches. In the best-of-three finals against the Edmonton Eskimos of the Western Canada Hockey League, Hitchman starred in a decimated Senators' defence, scoring the tying goal which sent the first game into overtime, won by the Senators en route to their tenth Cup victory.
With the retirement of star defenceman Eddie Gerard, Hitchman became a regular for the Senators thereafter, a starter on the 1924 regular season champion team.
The following season, with the Senators in a losing streak - and Hitchman thought to be expendable due to the play of long-time amateur and newcomer Ed Gorman - he requested a trade to the expansion Boston Bruins in January, 1925. He was subsequently loaned to the Bruins for the remainder of the season, subject to him coming to contract terms with the club.
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... These are the salaries for the Ottawa Senators ... Year Team payroll % change Median salary Top paid player(s) Highest salary 1998–99 $21,000,000 1999–2000 $21,700,000 3.33% 2000–01 $29,086,250 34.04% $862,500 Alexei Yashin $3,600,000 2001–02 $27,220,750 -6.41% $800,000 Daniel Alfredsson $3,000,000 2002–03 $34,340,000 26.15% $1,000,000 Daniel Alfredsson $4,550,000 2003–04 $39,590,000 15.29% $1,075,000 Daniel Alfredsson $5,050,000 2005–06 $36,909,094 -6.77% $1,100,000 Daniel Alfredsson $4,662,894 2006–07 $43,630,310 18.21% $1,500,000 Wade Redden $6,500,000 2007–08 $49,997,370 14.59% $1,300,000 Wade Redden $6,500,000 ...
... Team City Established Stanley Cups Notes Ottawa Senators Ottawa 0 ... The original Ottawa Senators who won 11 Stanley Cups were moved to St Louis in the 1920s ... The present Ottawa Senators (EST 1992) have not won a cup since their inaugural season ...
... Franchise record Name of player Statistic Year(s) Most goals in a season Dany Heatley 50 2005–06 2006–07 Most assists in a season Jason Spezza 71 2005–06 Most points in a season Dany Heatley 105 2006–07 Most points in a season, defenceman Erik Karlsson 78 2011–12 Most points in a season, rookie Alexei Yashin 79 1993–94 Most penalty minutes in a season Mike Peluso 318 1992–93 Highest +/− rating in a season Daniel Alfredsson +42 2006–07 Most playoff games played Daniel Alfredsson 101 (milestone) Most goaltender wins in a season Patrick Lalime 39 2002–03 Most shutouts in a season Patrick Lalime 8 2002–03 Lowest G.A.A ... in a season Ron Tugnutt 1.79 1998–99 Best save percentage in a season Ron Tugnutt.925 1998–99 Source Ottawa Senators ...
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