Daniel Alfredsson Addresses Ottawa Senators Crowd One Last Time (Video)

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.

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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

Photo of the Night

Sports Illustrated did a feature on Wisconsin running back Melvin Gordon and accidentally used a photo of backup Dare Ogunbowale, who didn’t know how to react to the mistake Wednesday.

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Tweet of the Night

Former New England Patriots linebacker and NESN analyst Matt Chatham had a column in Time on Wednesday about Roger Goodell’s tumultuous run as NFL commissioner.

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Video of the Night

Houston Texans running back Arian Foster conducted an entire locker room interview in a British accent Thursday. At least he actually answered the questions, though.


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