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Ottawa Senators captain Daniel Alfredsson is returning for another season.
It will be the 17th campaign for the 39-year-old Swede, who has spent his entire career in Ottawa.
Alfredsson had hinted at the end of last season he might retire after registering 27 goals and 32 assists in 75 games.
He has been Ottawa's captain since 1999 and is the franchise leader in games played (1,131), goals (416), assists (666) and points (1,082).
The six-time all-star won the Calder Trophy in 1996. He was Ottawa's second sixth-round selection in the 1994 draft.
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Ottawa Senators captain Daniel Alfredsson has decided that he will return to the team for his 17th NHL season in 2012-2013. The right winger scored 27 goals and 32 assists in his 16th season with the Sens last season.
“Daniel is an exceptional captain whose commitment to his teammates and to the great City of Ottawa is second to none,” said Ottawa owner Eugene Melnyk...
Daniel Alfredsson will return to the Ottawa Senators for a 17th season in the NHL. The franchise leader in games played (1,131), points (1,082) assists (666) and goals (416) scored 27 goals with 35 assists at age 39 last season. He was awarded the King Clancy Memorial Trophy, recognizing the player who best exemplifies leadership qualities on and off the ice. Alfredsson said...
from Rob Brodie of OttawaSenators.com, Daniel Alfredsson isn’t ready just yet to say goodbye to the game he loves.
After taking three months to ponder his future, the Senators captain has decided he’ll return to Ottawa this fall to play out the final season of a contract he signed in October 2008. It will be his 17th National Hockey League campaign in a Senators jersey.
Daniel Alfredsson is back and somewhere, Kyle Turris has joined the rest of the Senators’ fan base in weeping tears of joy.
Not that Alfie’s return wasn’t expected. It was.
Even when he showed up to the 2012 NHL Awards and shook Chad Kroeger’s hand, Sens fans had the same immediate thought: damn, Alfie’s jacked.
And that was before he started training rigorously...