Daniel Alfredsson, the 40 year old heart and soul captain of the Ottawa Senators has decided to play at least one more season. Alfredsson told Swedish reporter Marie Lehmann that after taking some time off, he still had a desire to return. Alfredsson reported that he still had the urge to train and prepare for the season. He mentioned that the 2014 Olympics did not a play a role in his decision but that he would still like to try for another Gold Medal.
This is great news for the Ottawa Senators organization and for it's fans. Alfredsson is the face of the franchise, spending his whole career in a Ottawa uniform. He is the franchise leader in games played with 1,176, the leader in goals with 426 and the leader in assists with 682. For a combined total of 1,108 points in 1,176 games.
40 year old Alfredsson showed that he can still play at a high level, and led the team in points during the 2013 Stanley Cup playoffs with 10 points in 10 games.
So welcome back Alfie, we will never get tired of seeing you in a Ottawa uniform. You are a class act both on and off the ice.