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1,100 And Counting For Daniel Alfredsson, How About Another Year?


Last night, Ottawa Senators captain Daniel Alfredsson assisted on the empty net goal by Guillaume Latendresse.  Why is this significant?  It was the 1,100th point of Alfredsson’s illustrious career.

Mar 19, 2013; Uniondale, NY, USA; Ottawa Senators right wing Daniel Alfredsson (11) keeps the puck from New York Islanders center Frans Nielsen (51) during the first period at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports

Alfredsson has played 1,160 games in a Senators uniform and became the 57th player in NHL history to reach 1,100 points.

So, at 40 years old, does the old goat have another year in him?  Well he isn’t quite as quick as he used to be, but his brain is a more useful weapon than his feet right now. He has the leadership skills and the puck skills to be a contributor, and that combination will keep him on the team if he wants to return.

Also, the number of young Swedes in the organization could lead him to lean toward returning and being the “Godfather” to those prospects and the next wave of leaders for the Senators.

As for the man himself, he was apparently asked about his future at the skate today:

I think I speak for most (if not all) Sens Fans when I say – ONE MORE YEAR!