Ottawa picks up Martin's contract option for next year
Ottawa Senators: Jacques Martin will return as head coach of the Senators next season after the team picked up his contract option on Tuesday.
The team also exercised 2003-04 options for assistants Don Jackson, Roger Neilson and Perry Pearn.
The Senators led the NHL during the regular season, winning the President's Trophy with 113 points. But they fell one win shy of advancing to the Stanley Cup final, losing to New Jersey in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference final.