OTTAWA — Mike Comrie didn’t exactly have the date circled on the calendar, but the Edmonton Oilers winger is looking forward to playing in Ottawa again.
It was here where Comrie achieve his greatest playoff success, making it to the Stanley Cup final with the Senators in 2007.
“I had some good times there, I made a lot of friends there. I was there twice and really enjoyed it,” Comrie said. “I wanted to re-sign there, but I think it was a numbers thing where the first year they had a couple of guys where they didn’t know how much money they could spend because of arbitration and the second time was just a wait and see thing (with Dany Heatley) and it never happened. But I did enjoy my time there.”
Just like his days in Edmonton, Comrie had two separate stints with the Senators.
He was first acquired by the Senators from the Phoenix Coyotes during the 2006-2007 season, and went on to score 13 goals and add 12 assists in 41 regular season games. He then added two goals and four assists in 20 playoff games as the Senators fell to the Anaheim Ducks in the Stanley
Comrie went on to sign with the New York Islanders the following season before being traded back to Ottawa just over a year later.
He had three goals and four assists in 22 games during his second stint with the Senators before signing with the Oilers as an unrestricted free agent this off-season.
“It’s always fun playing against your old team,” Comrie said. “For whatever reason, every player enjoys that competition with old teammates and trying to beat your friends and trying to be successful with the team that you’re playing with.
“It should be fun.”