Daniel Alfredsson

Swedish-Canadian ice hockey player

Daniel Alfredsson (born 11 December 1972) is a Swedish retired professional ice hockey right winger. He played a career total of 18 years in the National Hockey League (NHL). He played for the Ottawa Senators and the Detroit Red Wings. He is best known for being the captain of the Senators from 1999 to 2013. He also played in the Elitserien with Frölunda HC.

Daniel Alfredsson
Alfredsson with the Red Wings in 2013
Born (1972-12-11) 11 December 1972 (age 51)
Gothenburg, Sweden
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight 205 lb (93 kg; 14 st 9 lb)
Position Right Wing
Shot Right
Played for Ottawa Senators
Detroit Red Wings
Frölunda HC (SEL)
National team  Sweden
NHL Draft 133rd overall, 1994
Ottawa Senators
Playing career 1992–2014

Before playing in the NHL, Alfredsson played 3 seasons in the Swedish Elite League with Frölunda HC. He was selected by the Senators with the 133rd overall pick in the 1994 NHL Draft. Alfredsson won the Calder Memorial Trophy in 1996. He returned to play for Frölunda HC for 15 games during the 2004–05 NHL lockout. He played for the Ottawa Senators for 17 seasons and served as their captain from 1999 to 2013. On July 5, 2013, Alfredsson signed a one-year, $5.5 million contract with the Detroit Red Wings.[1]

On December 4, 2014, Alfredsson decided to sign a one-day contract to officially retire as a member of the Ottawa Senators.[2]

He played for the Sweden men's national ice hockey team and won the gold medal with them during the 2006 Winter Olympics. He also won a silver medal with the team at the 2014 Winter Olympics.

References change

  1. "Alfredsson leaves Ottawa, signs with Detroit". NHL. Retrieved 2013-07-05.
  2. "Alfredsson announces retirement after 18 seasons". NHL. Retrieved 2014-12-04.

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Preceded by
Peter Forsberg
Winner of the Calder Trophy
Succeeded by
Bryan Berard
Preceded by
Doug Weight
Winner of the King Clancy Memorial Trophy
Succeeded by
Patrice Bergeron
Preceded by
Alexei Yashin
Ottawa Senators captain
Succeeded by
Jason Spezza