After a tumultuous summer, Daniel Alfredsson was finally back to doing what he does best - playing hockey.
Alfredsson made his Red Wings' debut Friday at Joe Louis Arena - wearing number 11, so long Dan Cleary - taking part in an informal practice session with several teammates including Detroit captain Henrik Zetterberg.
It felt good to finally come here and skate, Alfredsson said. Its been a few months since I signed and the only thing that has happened is moving the family.
We arrived yesterday, and coming here skating with the guys almost makes it feel that its real now.
Im excited to be here and Im really looking forward to this challenge and what I can do for the team. Hopefully I can have a good year.
Last week Alfredsson and his family were in Detroit looking at houses. His family spent time with Johan Franzens family and Alfredsson came down to the Joe to visit with staff and meet with Wings GM, Ken Holland.
I feel Im getting use to the surroundings a little bit, Alf...