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.