As per a reports out of Sweden by Reporter Marie Lehmann, Daniel Alfredsson has decided to play at least one more season with the Ottawa Senators. Lehman has quoted Alfredsson as saying.
“The playoffs felt great. No back problems. I needed a few weeks to see if the necessary urge for summer training and pre-camp was there. And it is.
“The chance to maybe play one more Olympics wasn’t part of my decision to continue but I’d like to, of course.”
Alfredsson is the longest serving captain in the NHL. He has spent his entire 17 year career with the Ottawa Senators.
Last season Alfredsson had 10 goals and 26 points in 47 games for the Senators. He added 10 points in 10 playoff games. In his career he has scored 426 points and 1108 points in 1178 games
Alfredsson is scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent on July 5th, but his re-signing with the Senators is not expected to be an issue. Its now just a matter of the two sides agreeing on a price.
Speculation on Alfredsson’s future began after he picked up the puck following game 4 in the Senators second round series with Pittsburgh. Many felt that Alfredsson wanted the momento of his last game in Ottawa at ScotiaBank Place (now the Canadian Tire Centre). However, today’s news indicates he’ll have a few more chances to get that final cherished momento, and one more shot at the Stanley Cup that has long eluded him.
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