Brady Tkachuk of the Ottawa Senators celebrates a goal against the Philadelphia Flyers
(Photo credit: @PR_NHL on Twitter)

The Ottawa Senators will be turning back the clock with their logo for the upcoming 2021 NHL season. After a 63-point season that saw them miss the playoffs for the third straight season, the Sens will be going back to their original “2D” logo for 2021.

The Senators made the announcement across their social media channels on Friday. Their new logo won’t be an exact replica of the original logo, but rather will be a modification of the famous Eugenius head logo, which was introduced in 1991. The Senators had made their ‘O’ logo their primary one in 2007, and as a result, the original 2D logo became the secondary one.

Here’s a look at the new 2D logo, courtesy of the Sens Twitter account. The main difference from the original is that the modified logo uses a gold outline instead of red.

The Sens also announced in a press release that their new identity and uniforms will be announced prior to the NHL Draft on Tuesday, Oct. 6. The release states that the Senators won’t have a secondary logo for the upcoming season.

“It is time for the Senators to return to our roots,” stated Mr. Eugene Melnyk, owner of the Ottawa Senators, in the press release. “The fans of this great franchise have high expectations. We have heard from our fans, our partners and our players, and we have listened. It is time to return to our heritage, but in a bold, new manner. The Senators have a rich history in our community, and we are ready for the next chapter to begin.”

It’s been some tough years in Ottawa, so it’s nice to see the team give fans something to be excited about.