The Ottawa Senators, owner Eugene Melnyk and Daniel Alfredsson all confirmed the former Sens’ captain will be in Ottawa Dec. 4 to take part in a pre-game ceremony prior to puck drop against the New York Islanders.
Afredsson, who spent 17 seasons in Ottawa, will also make an announcement, likely his retirement, on the morning of Dec. 4.
Alfredsson, 41, scored 444 goals and 1,157 points in 1,246 games with the Senators and Red Wings.
The native of Gothenburg, Sweden was Ottawa’s sixth-round pick (133rd overall) in 1994.
Daniel Alfredsson is expected to announce his retirement formally on Dec. 4 when the Ottawa Senators play host to the New York Islanders.
Alfredsson, 41, was attempting to return for his 19th season; however, back problems has forced him to call it quits.
The former sixth-round pick of the Senators (133rd overall) in 1994, appeared in 1246 regular season games with Ottawa and Detroit scoring 444 goals and 1157 points.
Alfredsson won Olympic gold with Sweden in 2006 and and silver at the 2014 games. He led the Sens to a Stanley Cup final appearance 2007 scoring 14 goals and 22 points in 20 games.
The 2012 Fantasy Draft was a good time for all – at least if you believe that Logan Couture isn’t too crestfallen. If you missed it, here are some of the best videos from the night via NHL.com.
Couture gets a car for being picked last:
Zdeno Chara makes Pavel Datsyuk the first overall pick while Daniel Alfredsson covers the homer and Swedish connection bases by nabbing Erik Karlsson:
Joey the Junior Reporter already has more game than I do, as he asks Heidi Androl if she “dates younger men” and offers to buy her a steak. (Takes down notes.)
(He might want to work on his posture a bit, though.)
Finally, Carey Price almost does a spit-take and then shuffles comically to the podium after being selected by Joffrey Lupul/Team Chara:
What was your favorite moment from the draft?