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Daniel Alfredsson Calls It a Career

Bruce Bennett/Getty Images(OTTAWA, Ontario) -- Daniel Alfredsson is officially retired.

The 41-year-old Alfredsson signed a ceremonial contract with the Ottawa Senators Thursday, so he could retire a member of the team he played with for 17 NHL seasons.

"One evening nearly 20 years ago a young man in a small town in Sweden got a phone call that would change his life," Alfredsson said during a press conference. "We began an incredible new chapter of our lives in your town starting in August 1995. Our marvelous boys were born here, and we grew from youngsters into aging parents. You made your town our town."

Alfredsson made six All-Star teams while playing for Ottawa and owns the franchise record for goals (426), assists (682) and points (1,108). He also scored 14 goals in the team's run to the Stanley Cup final in 2007 and served as team captain for 13 seasons.

"Without question, Daniel has been the greatest player that this city has ever seen in many, many different ways," Senators owner, governor and chairman Eugene Melnyk said. "As a player on the ice, as a leader on the ice, as someone who interacted with the fans any time. He was always available. For any charitable work, he was always available. For media, he was always there. That's a rare commodity to have in an organization like ours. Being the longest-serving captain in what is really an infant franchise is phenomenal, for 13 years being our captain."

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Red Wings Agree to Terms with Alfredsson

Bruce Bennett/Getty Images(DETROIT) -- After 17-seasons with the Ottawa Senators Daniel Alfredsson is making a change.

The 40-year-old Alfredsson agreed to a one-year contract with the Detroit Red Wings Friday.
According to the Detroit Free Press the contract is worth as much as $5.5 million.

Alfredsson has scored 426 goals and compiled 1,108 points during his career. He served as the Senators' captain since 1999.

The winger from Sweden is a six-time All-Star and won the Calder Trophy (rookie of the year) in 1996.

Alfredsson will once again team up with Red Wings captain Henrik Zetterberg, who Alfredsson played with on the 2006 Swedish national team that won gold at the Torino Olympic games.

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Senators' Alfredsson To Return For 17th Season

Bruce Bennett/Getty Images(OTTAWA) --  Ottawa Senators captain Daniel Alfredsson is returning for his 17th season in the NHL.

The Sweden native was drafted by the Senators in 1994 and they're the only team he has ever played for.  He was named team captain in 1999.

The 39-year-old Alfredsson is a six-time All-star, who is the Senators' franchise leader in games played (1,131), goals (416), assists (666), and points (1,082).

This past season, Alfredsson scored 27 goals and dished out 32 assists in 75 games, leading the Senators to the Eastern Conference Playoffs.

Alfredsson is still chasing his first Stanley Cup Trophy.

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Rangers Top Senators 3-2, Force a Game 7

Len Redkoles/NHLI via Getty Images(OTTAWA) -- The New York Rangers haven't hosted a Game 7 at the Garden since 1994, when they beat Vancouver and won the Stanley Cup. But after beating Ottawa 3-2 Monday night, the Rangers will do just that.

Rangers rookie Chris Kreider scored what proved to be the game winning goal, and goalie Henrik Lundqvist stopped 25 of the 27 shots he faced in the victory.

“I think I’ll look back on it (goal) and obviously be extremely happy and able to smile, but what’s important is we were able to come away with a win,” said Kreider, who's goal was also the first of his NHL career.

The loss spoiled the return of the Senators Daniel Alfredsson, who missed the last three games with a concussion.

Game 7 will take place Thursday night.

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Alfredsson Returns For The Senators

Richard Wolowicz/Getty Images(OTTAWA, Ontario) -- The Ottawa Senators, who own a 3-2 first round NHL playoff series lead over the New York Rangers, have received a boost ahead of Monday's game six after captain Daniel Alfredsson confirmed he would be playing after missing the past three games with a concussion.

Alfredsson, who had 27 goals and 32 assists during the regular season, was concussed in game two against the Rangers after being hit by New York's Carl Hagelin, who was suspended for three games for his actions.  Hagelin will also return to the ice tonight.

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Four Senators Voted In for NHL All-Star Game

A.J. Messier/NHLI via Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The Ottawa Senators will have four players in this year's NHL All-Star game when they host it January 29th. Defenseman Erik Karlsson and forwards Daniel Alfredsson, Milan Michalek, and Jason Spezza, were all voted in by the fans. 

"It's great, obviously, to see all four of us getting in," Alfredsson said. "You look at Jason, Erik, and Milan, too, they've had great starts to the season. If we would have had to choose one player, it would have been tough because they've all played great to start the season. To be able to all get in when it is in Ottawa, it's going to be a special occasion for all of us and something we'll cherish forever, I'm sure."

From November 14th thru January 4th, about 24 million votes were cast in the all-digital balloting. The rest of the players will be chosen later this month. They will then be placed on one of two teams via a fantasy draft that takes place All-Star weekend.

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