Ten days from now, Daniel Alfredsson his groin willing, will take to the ice at Canadian Tire Centre for the first time wearing a uniform other than that of the Ottawa Senators.
While his departure is still polarizing, it is important to look back on what Alfredsson did for the Senators in his 18 years as a part of the franchise and becoming its most important player and the face of the organization for so long.
We started counting down the top 11 moments of Alfredsson’s tenure in Ottawa
#10 – Daniel Alfredsson Awarded the King Clancy Memorial Trophy
As if there was ever any doubt about Alfredsson’s dedication to the community of Ottawa during his tenure, Daniel Alfredsson was awarded the Frank “King” Clancy memorial Trophy for the “player who best exemplifies leadership qualities on and off the ice and who has made a significant humanitarian contribution to his community”
Alfredsson’s involvement with the Boys and Girls Club of Ottawa as well as the Royals initiatives to remove the stigma of mental health issues were two major organizations in Ottawa of which he was a spokesperson. The combination of on ice qualities and his off ice contributions meant he was not only a great player during his time in Ottawa, but also a tremendous person.
I am not going to pretend that there aren’t some ill feelings toward how he left the City of Ottawa, and some fans still place a lot of blame on the player. I don’t expect those feelings to change much, but I for one respect what he did while he was here, both for the franchise and for the city he called home for so long.
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