Originally posted on The 6th Sens  |  Last updated 3/15/12
This afternoon Bruce Garrioch announced that the Ottawa chapter of the Professional Hockey Writers Association (PHWA) had selected Daniel Alfredsson as the Senators' nominee for the NHL's Masterton Trophy. The Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy is awarded annually to the National Hockey League player who best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship, and dedication to hockey.Last season, Alfie put up a career low of 31 points while being limited to 54 games because of lower back/hip problems that necessitated offseason surgery. With no guarantees that the surgery would allow him to full health or permit him to continue being the player that we had all grown accustomed to watching, Alfredsson, much like his team, has exceeded every expectation placed upon him. After all these years, you would think by now, we would have stopped writing off Daniel Alfredsson. Never again. Not only has he tallied 22 goals and 49 points in 65 games, the captain has thrived in a mentoring rol...
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