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Alfredsson will be returning to the NHL, but not to the Senators. Photo: Getty Images
A couple weeks ago, Daniel Alfredsson, longtime captain of the Ottawa Senators, announced his intentions to return to the NHL, after there was some speculation the 40-year-old Swedish winger was going to retire.
Well, according to a report from TSN, he will be coming back- but not with the Senators. He’s instead expected to sign with the Detroit Red Wings.
Alfredsson has captained the Senators since 1999, when he took over the role from Alexei Yashin. He was originally a sixth-round draft pick of the Senators back in 1994. He broke into the NHL a year later with a 26-goal, 61-point campaign, and never looked back. He’s played a total of 1,178 games with 426 goals and 1,108 points in 17 NHL seasons- all with Ottawa. He led them to one Stanley Cup Final appearance, only to lose in six games to the Ducks in 2007. He also won a gold medal at the Olympics as part of Team Sweden at the 2006 Turin Games.
And now, he’ll be moving on to Hockeytown in what must be an exceptionally bittersweet moment for Senators fans. They got their wish- Alfredsson came back to the NHL….but not to Ottawa.
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The Daniel Alfredsson era in Ottawa has officially come to a close.
On Friday, the Red Wings announced via Twitter that the former Senators captain and Detroit have agreed to a deal.
Ottawa Sun’s Bruce Garrioch reports that the deal is for one year and $5.5 million. Earlier Friday, Garrioch reported that Alfredsson was heading to either Detroit or Boston.
Wings agree to terms with...
Via RedWingsFeed, Ottawa Senators GM Bryan Murray engaged in an absolutely bizarre press conference in which he discussed Daniel Alfredsson's departure to the Red Wings, vacillating between fury and praise in...Well, you'll have to watch it to get it (and if you wish, Pro Hockey Talk's Mike Halford offers a Tweet-based blow-by-blow): Continue reading "Strange theatre...
They say nothing lasts forever, and today was proof of that. Daniel Alfredsson, formerly the longest tenured captain in the NHL, has ended his time with the Ottawa Senators. A member of the Sens since 1995, Alfredsson's contract was up at the end of last season. When he announced he'd come back for one more year, everyone assumed that it would be with the Ottawa Senators...
from Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun,
The Boston Bruins have reached out to captain Daniel Alfredsson to gauge his interest in going to Beantown when the unrestricted free agent market opens Friday at noon, league sources confirmed to the Ottawa Sun.
Speaking on a conference call with reporters Wednesday morning, Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli wouldn’t speak specifically about...
The rumors that have been circulating all morning are now confirmed, former Ottawa Senators captain Daniel Alfredsson has signed on to play with the Red Wings for the 2013-14 season.
The deal according to TSN is a one-year deal for $3.5 million dollars. There is also a chance the 40-year old right winger could earn an extra $2 million in bonuses.
As per @DarrenDreger, Wings deal...
Reports are Daniel Alfredsson is looking for a one-year contract.
Submit your offer now.
Alfredsson's decision: Ottawa, Boston or Detroit.
— Pierre LeBrun (@Real_ESPNLeBrun) July 4, 2013
Daniel Alfredsson made the biggest free agency news Friday, when he left his Ottawa Senators for a chance to win a Stanley Cup with the Red Wings. Given all he’ll bring to the table, the move was excellent for Detroit. (Beauty Playin ‘Eh, Flickr)
The Detroit Red Wings pounced swiftly on the rest of the Eastern Conference Friday as the NHL’s free agency period officially opened...
(Via Getty Images).
By Rhys Richards (@RREsq)
In the hours before the start of free agency at noon on Friday, the Detroit Red Wings were planning to execute the biggest coup in recent memory.
At noon, long-time Ottawa Senators captain, Daniel Alfredsson, signed a one-year $3.5 million contract with Detroit. The contract is bonus laden and can net Alfredsson as much as $5.5 million...
The Ottawa Senators wasted little time to fill the loss of captain Daniel Alfredsson by acquiring forward Bobby Ryan in a trade with Anaheim on Friday.
In exchange for landing the four-time 30-goal scorer, the Senators dealt forwards Jakob Silfverbeg, Stefan Noesen and their first-round pick in next year's draft to Anaheim.
The deal was completed hours into the start of the...
As the Detroit Red Wings sit poised to add free-agent forward Daniel Alfredsson, they may have to bid farewell to Damien Brunner and Daniel Cleary. Both players, plus Valtteri Filppula, failed to reach agreements on new contracts with the Wings before noon Friday, making them unrestricted free agents.
In case you have not been following the twitter world...
Ray Emery will be joining the Flyers.
Daniel Alfredsson will be signing with the Wings shortly.
Scuderi may be deciding between the Kings and Penguins.
Dan Cleary has a decision to make, Dallas or Detroit.
The NHL Free Agency signing period began today at 12:00pm ET, and while it may be tough to keep up with all of the movement going on around the league, we’ve got you covered on all of the big names. Here’s a brief recap of the biggest moves so far:
Daniel Alfredsson signed a one-year, $5.5 million deal with the Detroit Red Wings, despite the fact that the Senators reportedly...
With pressures mounting on the Senators to re-sign one prominent and impending unrestricted free agent (UFA), the Senators made a splash today by inking… Nathan Lawson to a one-year, two-way contract.
I suppose under normal circumstances, it would be reassuring to see the organization retain a goaltender who not only has NHL experience but some familiarity with the...