Daniel Alfredsson announces he is leaving Senators’ front office

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After spending the past two seasons working in the Ottawa Senators’ front office as a senior advisor of hockey operations, Daniel Alfredsson announced on Saturday that he is leaving the organization and for the time being stepping away from the game of hockey.

“After two enjoyable years learning about the front office of hockey with the Senators, I’m pleased to pass along that I’ve made the decision to step away from the game and will take this time to evaluate what professional challenge I will pursue next,” said Alfredsson in a team statement.

“I want to thank the Senators for the opportunity; it has enabled me to understand the type of commitments required to work in hockey should I determine that to be my future path. Our first order of business is getting established in our new home in Ottawa and returning to Gothenburg, with my family, to visit Swedish family and friends for the summer. We look forward to sharing the details of what’s next for the Alfredsson family in the future.”

Alfredsson spent 17 years with the Senators as a player and is the franchise’s all-time leader in pretty much every major category.

He left the Senators to play one season in Detroit during the 2013-14 season before retiring. At that point he took a job with the Senators front office.

In 1,246 career games he scored 444 goals and recorded 1,157 career points.