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Daniel Alfredsson | Winger | #11

Team: Ottawa Senators
Age / DOB:  (44) / 12/11/1972
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 203
Drafted: 1994 / Rd. 6 (133) / OTT
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Daniel Alfredsson left the Ottawa Senators to spend more time with his family.
He was the senior advisor of hockey operations. Alfredsson told the Ottawa Sun that he's going to focus on being a "stay-at-home dad" to his children. "I have a couple of projects on the go, but nothing major," said Alfredsson. "Once school starts, it’s full on with activities with the kids. We’re moving into a new house here in the fall, so we have a lot of planning to do with that. So, it’s going to be a quiet year for me, overall." Alfredsson also said that if a management opportunity came up in hockey, he wouldn't hesitate to purse it. Aug 22 - 9:26 AM
Source: Ottawa Sun

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We'll find out soon if Daniel Alfredsson will be inducted into the Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility.

The next round of inductees, which will be announced on Monday, will certainly include Teemu Selanne, but Alfredsson is a bit more of a question mark. Alfredsson finished with 444 goals and 1,157 points in 1,246 career games, which are remarkable numbers. That being said, he never won the Stanley Cup, never finished in the top-five in goals or assists and only appeared once in terms of points, which was 2005-06 when he finished fourth with 103 points. That was also the only season he recorded 90 or more points. While he never led the NHL, he was consistently a superb player and he was also the captain of Ottawa from 1999-2013. "Without a doubt, Daniel should be in the Hockey Hall of Fame," Senators GM Pierre Dorion said. "I think for all his accomplishments in the NHL and internationally, being a gold medalist and being one of the game’s best players at a certain time in his career, he definitely meets the criteria to be in the Hockey Hall of Fame."
Jun 25 - 6:02 PM

Daniel Alfredsson is "honored and humbled" to see that the Ottawa Senators will retire his number this season.

The Sens made the announcement during a news conference on Tuesday."I’m extremely humbled," Alfredsson said. "It sounds really good when Mr. Melnyk and (master of ceremonies) Gord (Wilson) talk about what I achieved with all the goals and points ... I played for a long time so you have to get old to do that. Nothing would have been possible without the teammates, the coaches, the staff, family and (his) parents from an early stage. That’s what came to mind when I was told I was going to get this honor." The 43-year-old scored 429 goals and 1108 points (both are franchise records) while playing for the Sens. The ceremony will take place before a game against the Red Wings on December 29th.
Source: Ottawa Sun
Wed, Aug 17, 2016 09:23:00 AM

The Ottawa Senators announced that they'll be retiring Daniel Alfredsson's number 11 this season.

The ceremony will take place before Ottawa's home game against Detroit on Dec. 29. Alfredsson scored a franchise-best 429 goals and 1108 points during his time with the Senators. He served as team captain from 1999-2000 to 2012-13. Daniel is an iconic figure in the history of our franchise. We are very excited to announce that the Senators Player Honouring Committee has unanimously decided that as we embark on the Ottawa Senators 25th season in the NHL, this would be the perfect time to have Daniel’s number 11 raised to the rafters of Canadian Tire Centre," said Senators owner and chief executive officer Eugene Melnyk. "Daniel has consistently demonstrated class and excellence throughout his NHL career so it is only fitting his jersey number be retired to hang alongside the number 8 of legendary Frank Finnigan."
Tue, Aug 16, 2016 03:26:00 PM

Daniel Alfredsson has agreed to a one-year extension with Ottawa to continue serving as the team's senior advisor of hockey operations.

"It is great to have Daniel back as part of the Senators' hockey department," said Senators owner Eugene Melnyk. "It is wonderful to know that Daniel and his family are returning to Ottawa and will once again make the nation's capital their home. I look forward to the contributions Daniel will continue to make with our hockey club and in the community."
Mon, Jun 13, 2016 02:13:00 PM

The Ottawa Senators have appointed former captain Daniel Alfredsson to their front office staff as the team’s senior advisor of hockey operations.

Alfredsson's name reigns over Ottawa's leader boards across most offensive categories, including games played, goals, assists, and of course, points. So it's no surprise their recently retired and beloved former captain would "begin the second part of his storied hockey career right where he belongs – with the Senators," as owner Eugene Melnyk put it. Alfredsson will be serving as an adviser to GM Bryan Murray and will range in responsibilities from scouting to player development all at the NHL level.
Thu, Sep 17, 2015 09:10:00 PM

Daniel Alfredsson is expected to meet with Senators general manager Bryan Murray within the next couple of weeks to figure out a front-office role, according to Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun.

The Senators aren’t set on giving him a title, but they intend to make sure he gets a role where he can learn the ropes of different aspects in the front office. Ottawa wants to make an announcement before the season starts.
Source: Ottawa Sun
Sun, Sep 6, 2015 10:58:00 AM

Wearing a suit is a different kind of challenge than wearing a sweater for the Ottawa Senators, as it seems Daniel Alfredsson will learn.

The Ottawa Sun's Bruce Garrioch spoke with anonymous league executives who wonder if Alfredsson will put in the work to be a successful front office figure in Ottawa. We've seen examples of great players failing (Wayne Gretzky) and flourishing (Steve Yzerman), so it's all about what Alfredsson is capable of and willing to do.
Source: Ottawa Sun
Sun, Aug 30, 2015 02:44:00 PM

Daniel Alfredsson is reportedly close to finalizing a role in Ottawa's hockey operations department.

It didn't look like Alfredsson left the organization on the best terms before he signed with Detroit Red Wings for the 2013-14 campaign, but the two sides were able to reconcile any differences. An official title for Alfredsson isn't known at this time. His role and addition to the team in a front-office capacity is expected to be announced by the Senators prior to the start of training camp.
Source: TSN.ca
Fri, Aug 21, 2015 12:10:00 PM

When Daniel Alfredsson does return to the NHL, it might be as a coach.

Alfredsson was regarded as more likely to take a front office job, but he doesn't want to rule out the possibility of pursuing a career in coaching. "I really enjoyed coaching the boys and it was a big learning curve for me as well," Alfredsson said. "You know it's easy when you see things on the ice, 'Just do this' but you have to be able to explain it to eight year-olds or 12 year-olds in a way they might understand it and I really enjoy that. It's challenging, and I'm learning a lot from it too. I think I'm helping the kids become better and thinking in a different way than maybe I have with other coaches." He's not putting a timetable on himself, but he's not expected to return to the NHL in time for the 2015-16 campaign.
Source: Ottawa Sun
Fri, Jun 12, 2015 11:08:00 AM

Former Senators captain Daniel Alfredsson had some nice things to say about current captain Erik Karlsson.

"I think Erik has been superb, handling everything that’s happened this year and being where (the Senators) are," Alfredsson said of the current captain. "Outstanding." Karlsson lived with Alfredsson when he was a rookie in Ottawa, and he has since grown into one of the best offensive defensemen in the league. The 24-year-old has one goal and four points in five playoff games in 2015. The Senators are looking for force a seventh game in their series against Montreal on Sunday.
Sun, Apr 26, 2015 09:15:00 AM

Daniel Alfredsson announced his retirement Thursday.

He signed a one-day contract with Ottawa to retire as a member of the Senators after he played the 2013-14 campaign with the Detroit Red Wings. Alfredsson captained the Senators for 14 of his 17 years with the club. He will lead the team onto the ice Thursday night for the pregame warmup. In 1,246 career games, Alfredsson recorded 444 goals and 1,157 points.
Thu, Dec 4, 2014 11:05:00 AM

Daniel Alfredsson will be in Ottawa on Dec. 4 and it is expected that he will announce his retirement.

He will be part of a special pregame ceremony that night before the the Senators host the New York Islanders and his jersey may be retired by the team at that time.
Fri, Nov 28, 2014 09:35:00 AM

Darren Dreger reported Tuesday that Daniel Alfredsson is set to announce his retirement on December 4th.

It was reported last week that Alfredsson had decided not to play in 2014-15 so this was the logical next step. Our hats go off to an excellent player and an incredibly productive career.
Tue, Nov 25, 2014 07:16:00 PM

Daniel Alfredsson has reportedly decided not to play in 2014-15.

Alfredsson had an interest in continuing his career, but he's been dealing with an injured disc. If this is the end of his playing days, then Alfredsson will retire with 444 goals and 1,157 points in 1,246 games. He spent the vast majority of his career with the Ottawa Senators, but left in the summer of 2013 to sign a one-year deal with Detroit.
Source: TSN.ca
Fri, Nov 21, 2014 02:12:00 PM

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