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Cyril M. Leeder, FCPA, FCA
President and Alternate Governor

Cyril LeederCyril Leeder was promoted to president of Senators Sports & Entertainment on July 1, 2009. Leeder previously served as chief operating officer of the Ottawa Senators and Canadian Tire Centre and has been with the organization since its return to the NHL in 1992. From 1992 to ’98, Leeder served as president of Palladium Corporation, which is the entity that developed and built Canadian Tire Centre. In this capacity, he was responsible for overseeing the approvals, design, development, financing, construction and opening of the building.

Born and raised in Brockville, Ont., Leeder graduated from McMaster University with a bachelor of commerce degree, summa cum laude, in 1982. He then articled with the accounting firm of Clarkson Gordon (now EY) in Ottawa, where he obtained his chartered accountant’s designation in 1984. He was elected as a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario in July 2009, the highest designation with the Institute. He left Clarkson Gordon in 1984 to work for Ottawa entrepreneur Bruce Firestone. While working with Firestone, Leeder held a number of positions and responsibilities within the organization until he was named president in 1987 and served as chief executive officer from 1988 to 1992.

A founding member of the Ottawa Community Ice Partnership, Leeder now serves as a director of the not-for-profit organization, which developed and built the Bell Sensplex in Kanata and the Richcraft Sensplex in Beacon Hill in a partnership established with the City of Ottawa. Leeder also spearheaded the public-private-partnership with the City of Ottawa for the development of the Cavanagh Sensplex in nearby Kinburn, Ont. and the SENS RINK of Dreams at Ottawa City Hall.

In addition to his duties as a member of the board of directors of the Senators Foundation, Leeder will serve his 17th tenure as chairman of the Bell Capital Cup hockey tournament. The Bell Capital Cup is recognized by the Guinness Book of Records as the world’s largest ice hockey tournament and next takes place from Dec. 29, 2015, to Jan. 2, 2016.

Leeder was also a key member of Senators owner Eugene Melnyk’s bid team that was awarded the 2009 IIHF World Junior Championship and served as the record-breaking event’s vice-chair of the host organizing committee. Leeder has worked closely on other major event bids on behalf of the nation’s capital, including the 2012 NHL All-Star Weekend, the 2005 and 2008 NHL Entry Drafts, the 2013 IIHF World Women’s Championship, the 2003 and 2012 Juno Awards, 2007 FIFA U-20 World Cup of soccer, and the 2008-2009-2010-2013-2014 CIS Final 8 Men’s Basketball Championship. Leeder has received numerous community awards, including the Ottawa Chamber of Commerce 2008 Business Person of the Year Award, the Max Keeping Foundation and Sens Foundation 2008 Just One Person award; the Celebrity Sports Dinner’s 2008 Brian Kilrea Award and the Ottawa Tourism’s 2006 Tourism Leader of the Year. On June 6, 2012, he was inducted into the Ottawa Sports Hall of Fame and on June 14, 2013, he was inducted into the Brockville Sports Hall of Fame.

Cyril resides in Ottawa with his wife, Lydia, and children Ciera, Dillon and Tyler.

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ATLANTIC DIVISION
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 FLA 56 32 18 6 153 132 70
2 BOS 55 30 19 6 163 150 66
3 DET 55 28 18 9 138 134 65
4 TBL 54 30 20 4 144 130 64
5 MTL 56 27 25 4 151 151 58
6 OTT 57 25 26 6 159 177 56
7 BUF 56 22 28 6 131 155 50
8 TOR 54 20 25 9 127 151 49

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
E. Karlsson 57 11 52 3 63
B. Ryan 56 20 26 -5 46
M. Hoffman 53 24 19 3 43
M. Stone 55 17 25 -15 42
M. Zibanejad 56 11 24 -3 35
K. Turris 51 13 17 -13 30
J. Pageau 57 13 10 3 23
Z. Smith 56 12 5 2 17
C. Ceci 50 6 11 -1 17
C. Lazar 52 5 10 1 15
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Anderson 22 19 4 .915 2.85
A. Hammond 3 6 2 .899 3.10