Daniel Alfredsson to return to Senators next season
NHL Hockey 2013
Ottawa, ON, Canada
The Ottawa Senators have announced that veteran Daniel Alfredsson will return next season to make another run at the elusive Stanley Cup.
"We were informed late this morning by Daniel's agent, JP Barry, that Daniel has made a decision and is committed to play next year for the Senators," Senators general manager Bryan Murray said in a statement.
The 40-year-old Alfredsson was finishing up a four-year deal that had a salary cap hit in 2012-13 of $4.875 million. He has played for the Senators since 1995, including 14 years as captain.
"We now will begin the process of negotiating a contract, which we hope to have completed in the near future," Murray said.
Last season, Alfredsson scored 10 goals and had 16 assists in 47 regular season games, averaging a point every game in 10 playoff contests as Ottawa made it to the second round of the playoffs.
In his career, Alfredsson has scored 426 goals, 682 assists for 1,108 points in 1,178 games for Ottawa, all franchise records. He has added 51 goals, 49 assists and 100 points in 121 playoff games.
He was recognized earlier this month by the NHL, winning the Mark Messier Leadership Award.
Alfredsson was selected in the sixth round of the 1994 draft by Ottawa and won the NHL's Calder Trophy in 1995-96. He's played in six NHL All-Star games.
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