Originally written on The Detroit Sports Site  |  Last updated 10/24/14

OTTAWA, ON - JANUARY 30: Daniel Alfredsson #11 of the Ottawa Senators looks for the puck against the Montreal Canadiens during a game at Scotiabank Place on January 30, 2010 in Ottawa, Canada. (Photo by Phillip MacCallum/Getty Images)
Daniel Alfredsson signed a one-year, $5.5 million contract with the Detroit Red Wings on the first day of free agency this year. That’s less money than he asked the Ottawa Senators for, but more than they were willing to offer. After Alfredsson’s much-anticipated news conference Thursday at The Royal Mental Health Centre in Ottawa, the Ottawa Sun’s Bruce Garrioch reported what Alfredsson had hinted at earlier: Daniel Alfredsson's ask: A one year deal for this season at $7 million. A two-year deal at $12 million. Senators offered $4.5 million. #Sens — Bruce Garrioch (@SunGarrioch) August 15, 2013 During his first Q-and-A with the Ottawa media since leaving the Senators for the Red Wings, Alfredsson confirmed that he had asked for a contract extension during the summer of 2012, adding, via Garrioch, “Sadly, contract negotiations went nowhere.” With Alfredsson and the Senators unable to reach an agreement, the Red Wings swooped in with a one-year contract, which could make Alfredsson the third-highest paid player on the team. He will earn $3.5 million in base salary with another $2 million available via what reportedly are very easily attainable bonuses.
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Report: Jim Harbaugh to Michigan is done deal

Amari Cooper not a fan of New Orleans, thinks it smells

WATCH: Jennifer Lawrence does Louisville chant at game

WATCH: Did Bret Bielema do ‘Horns Down’ gesture?

Devils unveil unique coaching by committee situation

Report: 49ers expect Jim Harbaugh to take Michigan job

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Report: Johnny Manziel fined for being late to treatment

Duke Johnson's mother says son will enter NFL Draft

Starlin Castro questioned following nightclub shooting

Report: Jeff Driskel thinking about transfer to Duke

Browns suspend Josh Gordon for final game of season

Report: Rex Ryan has already cleaned out his office

WATCH: Nebraska safety pukes on field, keeps playing

WATCH: Nyquist holds puck for 28 seconds, scores OT winner

WATCH: Kevin Garnett blows in David West's ear

WATCH: Frank Beamer busts a move after bowl win

Bears could clean house after season

Nebraska chancellor booed by Huskers players?

WATCH: Rory McIlroy trolled by 'Sweet Caroline' song

Auburn, Wisconsin players literally ate tons of food

Did Kobe Bryant respond to heckler with the rings count?

Doug Fister bought Starbucks for his Twitter followers

DeMarco Murray dumped over cheating accusations?

Video: Rudy Gay tosses half-court alley-oop to McLemore

All Sports News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.

Amari Cooper not a fan of New Orleans

Harbaugh to Mich. is done deal

WATCH: Jennifer Lawrence supports Louisville with chant

Did Bielema do ‘Horns Down’?

WATCH: Beamer busts a move

Bears could clean house after season

Nebraska chancellor booed by players?

Johnny Manziel fined by Browns

Castro questioned after shooting

Rory McIlroy trolled with 'Sweet Caroline'

Browns suspend Josh Gordon

Kobe gives heckler the rings count?

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.