December 4th, the day has arrived. Daniel Alfredsson will be an Ottawa Senator for one last time.
As the Senators prepare to take on the New York islanders it will be the events regarding Alfie that have most engaged. Daniel Alfredsson’s retirement is here, as he is expected to sign a 1-day contract at a 9:30 presser and join the team in a warmup skate.
The rumours sprung up a few weeks ago, with ideas suggesting that Daniel Alfredsson could announce his retirement. At that point Ottawa’s involvement was unknown. Now, as he sets to retire an Ottawa Senator the move comes as another “turning of the page” for this young franchise.
As Alfredsson calls it a career, it’s time to look back on Alfredsson’s greatest moments as an Ottawa Senator. SensChirp has an amazing piece that acts as a full on time-line for Alfie’s Career. We know the classics. Tucker hit, OT Buffalo Winner, Calder Trophy, etc. etc.
For me, one of Alfredsson’s most memorable achievements came just a few seasons ago. 2013 playoffs, the Pittsburgh Penguins are looking to take a 3-0 series lead when Mr. Alfredsson swoops in a ties the game to send it to Overtime.
And as Alfredsson is set to retire It is great to see former teammates, fans, and even opponents remember Alfredsson. Former Senator defender Wade Redden booked his ticket for tonight’s game and Darcy Tucker is set to be in attendance.
Tucker, of course was an imfamous opponent of Daniel Alfredsson’s. Alfredsson is remembered for using an illegal body check on Darcy to finish a play and score. But according to Tucker it’s all “water under the bridge”. Tucker also had a nice guest piece up on the Ottawa Sun.
Off the ice, Daniel Alfredsson is a greater person than he is a hockey player. Daniel is well known for his involvement in the community of Ottawa. I suggest you head on over to the Ottawa Citizen, where they have a special website on the day. The citizen has more than a few pieces regarding memories of Alfie and his community involvement, they are all worth the read.
— Jim Watson (@JimWatsonOttawa) December 4, 2014