Daniel Alfredsson has skated with the Ottawa Senators for the final time.
After announcing his retirement Thursday, the 41-year-old forward signed a ceremonial one-day contract with the Sens and skated one last warmup with the team before Ottawa’s game against the New York Islanders.
And for the puck drop, Alfredsson, his wife and his four sons took center ice amid chants of “Alfie,” and the forward addressed the crowd he played in front of from 1994 to 2013.
Also, you might have noticed that Alfredsson’s children were wearing Senators defenseman Erik Karlsson’s No. 65 rather than their father’s No. 11. Karlsson lived with Alfredsson when he first joined the Senators from Sweden, and the gesture represented a sort of passing of the torch from a 14-year captain to the team’s newest captain.
Thumbnail photo via Marc DesRosiers/USA TODAY Sports Images
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