View Full Version : Beyond the ‘C’: The Story of Daniel Alfredsson

Coach Selly
09-04-2012, 09:05
Daniel Alfredsson is the captain of the Ottawa Senators. He is a terrific forward and knows how to progress a team through each and every game. He is responsible for 59 points last season, not to mention leading his team into the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Not only is he a great player from Sweden, he’s a great player both on and off the ice. This past season he won the King Clancy Memorial Trophy, which is awarded to the player who best exemplifies leadership qualities on and off the ice. This is Beyond the ‘C’: The Story of Daniel Alfredsson.

Daniel started his career in Sweden, playing for the Frölunda HC. He was selected only 133rd overall in the 1994 NHL Entry Draft by the Senators. Many NHL scouts had overlooked Alfredsson and it took a lot of convincing for them to listen to John Ferguson in the front office about his hunch on Alfredsson. Needless to say, they probably are still thanking him. His first season, he won the Calder Memorial Trophy as Rookie of the Year. He had played a full 82 games and scored 61 points. He battled a few injuries here and there between the first season and the season before the lockout. In the 1999-00 season, Alfredsson was named captain of the Ottawa Senators due to former captain Alexei Yashin refusing to honor his contract with Ottawa.

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