Some players, after being associated with one team for such a long period of team, become what many fans think of as the face of that particular franchise. Having spent his entire 15-year career with Ottawa, captainDaniel Alfredsson is most definitely the face of the Senators. With over 1000 games played in the nation’s capital, Daniel will be considered the franchise’s best player long after his playing career is over, as the impact he has made on the team is massive. Ottawa’s all-time leading scorer, Daniel passed the 1000-point plateau last season with a three-goal game against the Buffalo Sabres, joining the ranks of some all-time NHL greats in the process. Just the 75th player in the long history of the league to accomplish the feat, he is also the only player to have done so in a Senators jersey. The team’s captain since the 1999-00 season, Daniel is not just the team’s best player, but their leader in the dressing room and on the ice, as well as serving as a model citizen in the Ottawa community.
- Daniel recently declared himself fit to be ready in time for training camp, following offseason back surgery
- Daniel eclipsed the 1000-point mark last season with a hat-trick against Buffalo, becoming the first Ottawa Senator to reach that milestone and the 75th in NHL history
- Is a four-time Olympian for his native Sweden, serving as an alternate captain for the 2006 edition of the team that won the gold medal in Turin
- Born inGothenburg, Sweden on December 11, 1972
- Drafted in the 6th round, 133rd overall by the Ottawa Senators in the 1994 NHL Entry Draft
- Won the Calder Memorial Trophy in 1995-96 as the NHL’s rookie of the year
- Key member of the 2007 Senators team that were Stanley Cup finalists, scoring 22 points in 20 games