Found June 28, 2013 on
No surprise Daniel Alfredsson will return next season. He has been leaning this way all month. Good news. #Sens
— Bruce Garrioch (@SunGarrioch) June 28, 2013
BEST OF MAXIM
Daniel Alfredsson will be returning for an 18th season with the Ottawa Senators.
The 40-year-old Alfredsson had been contemplating retirement after last season, but the Senators received word from his agent Friday letting them know he'd be back.
Alfredsson has been Ottawa's captain for 14 seasons.
In 47 regular-season games last year, the Swede had 10 goals and 16 assists...
The Ottawa Sun's Bruce Garrioch posited a pair of articles on Thursday evening, first addressing the future of Ottawa Senators captain Daniel Alfredsson...
It's Decision Day for Daniel Alfredsson.
League sources confirmed to the Sun the Senators captain will inform GM Bryan Murray and his Kelowna-based agent J.P. Barry Friday by telephone from his home in Sweden...
Make sure to follow Travis on Twitter!
I don't think there was any doubt about Daniel Alfredsson coming back for one final season, but a Swedish reporter Marie Lehmann put any doubt to bed late Friday morning.
In comments to the Swedish media, Alfredsson had the following to say about his return:
"The playoffs felt great. No back problems."
The Ottawa Senators were plagued by injuries. Jason Spezza went down early in the season with back surgery. Star defenseman Erik Karlsson had his Achilles’ tendon rupture that cost him a majority of the season. Goaltender Craig Anderson suffered an ankle injury that cost him a good chunk of the season as well.
Grab a couple band aids and let’s look back at the Senators’ season...
Alfie's coming back! RT @svtlehmann: Daniel Alfredsson har bestämt sig för att fortsätta karriären.
— Stefan G:son (@steffeG) June 28, 2013
Daniel Alfredsson has decided to play another year. "The playoffs felt great. No backproblems". #nhl #sens
— Marie Lehmann (@svtlehmann) June 28, 2013
The Ottawa Senators offered qualifying deals to forwards Stephane Da Costa, Mike Hoffman, Corey Cowick and David Dziurzynski and defenseman Mark Borowiecki. One forward, however, was left off the list, and that guy would be Loui Caporusso. Caporusso was a third-round pick (No. 90 overall) by the Ottawa Senators in the 2007 draft but had a tough time cracking the Binghamton [...]
When I wrote about the (partial) NHL Award announcements, there were a few awards that I wanted to discuss in further detail. One was the Adams Trophy for coach of the year. It was won by Paul MacLean of the Ottawa Senators.
The coach of the year voting is never well done. The voters tend to support the coach of the most improved team or a team that otherwise exceeded...