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Daniel Alfredsson | Winger

Team: Ottawa Senators
Age / DOB:  (42) / 12/11/1972
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 203
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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. Aug 30 - 2:44 PM
Source: Ottawa Sun

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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.
Aug 21 - 12:10 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
Jun 12 - 11:08 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.
Apr 26 - 9:15 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.
Fri, Nov 21, 2014 02:12:00 PM

Nothing has changed for Detroit when it comes to the possibility of signing Daniel Alfredsson.

"We're not putting any timetable on it," GM Ken Holland said. "Daniel said he was feeling good but is not to the point where he can talk to me about what would be his next move. I haven't heard from Daniel (since). We're giving him time. Nothing has changed." The only condition may be that the Red Wings would need to see Alfredsson skate with the team for two to three weeks before presenting him with a new contract. Detroit's offense could certainly use the boost that Alfredsson bring, especially on the power play.
Tue, Oct 28, 2014 06:53:00 AM

Daniel Alfredsson isn't skating at Joe Louis Arena anymore and it appears as though he might retire.

"He was feeling pretty good but was getting frustrated because he wasn't getting over the hump," Detroit GM Ken Holland said. "He would feel good, push it and have a setback. He was frustrated because he was not able to get to the point where he wants to be at to tell me he wants to practice with us." Alfredsson isn't sure if his situation will change, but the Red Wings want to give him more time. The veteran winger hasn't spoken publicly about the matter. A decision on his future may come shortly if he isn't able to fully regain his strength.
Wed, Oct 15, 2014 05:15:00 PM

Daniel Alfredsson won't be a member of the Red Wings on opening night of the regular season, but the door is open for him to join the team at some point.

Detroit GM Ken Holland has told Alfredsson "to let me know when your body has made a decision for you." When and if the veteran winger is ready, the Wings will assess their situation to see if they have a roster spot for him based on their schedule and how their offense is doing. Last season, Alfredsson co-led the team in scoring with 49 points in 68 appearances.
Tue, Oct 7, 2014 07:53:00 AM

According to Detroit General Manager Ken Holland, Daniel Alfredsson (back) has made some progress.

"I saw him (Friday), he said he’s feeling better every day and if he has a good weekend we’ll talk on Monday," said Holland. "He’s done lots on his own. He’s in the process of evaluating himself." If Alfredsson is healthy enough to play, he is expected to sign a 1-year deal with the Red Wings. The 41-year-old registered 18 goals and 49 points in 68 games last season.
Sun, Sep 28, 2014 10:01:00 AM

Detroit GM Ken Holland said that Daniel Alfredsson (back) might try skating this week, as he is feeling better.

The Red Wings have been patiently waiting for Alfredsson to make a decision. The veteran winger wants to make sure his body can hold up over the course of a full season, but his latest back woes have complicated the situation.
Thu, Sep 25, 2014 10:51:00 AM

Daniel Alfredsson (back) might resume skating soon.

It's still not clear if Alfredsson will sign with the Red Wings, but this obviously increases the odds. Detroit will start the season without Pavel Datsyuk (shoulder), so they can use all the help they can get in the short-term.
Wed, Sep 24, 2014 03:04:00 PM

An unfortunate update on Daniel Alfredsson: he won't participate in at least Detroit Red Wings training camp as he's seeing back specialists.

Could this be it for the long-time veteran? The 41-year-old would leave an outstanding legacy behind with 444 goals and 1,157 points in 1,246 career NHL regular season games. He was still pretty productive last season, yet the Red Wings seemed reluctant to commit to him in 2014-15. That hesitance will only grow now.
Tue, Sep 16, 2014 05:46:00 PM

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