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When the hockey season began, one of the bigger questions facing the Ottawa Senators concerned captain Daniel Alfredsson’s health and his future with the team.
Would he be able to recover from back surgery in June, regain strength in his right leg, and be able to skate again? Or would he continue to be hobbled, unable to skate, and eventually forced into retirement?

Mark Stone has put up some impressive numbers so far this year, but he knows that’s only one part of the big picture in his dream to play in the National Hockey League. The 19-year-old captain of the Brandon Wheat Kings racked up 19 goals and 27 assists — 46 points in his first 22 games — to lead the entire Canadian Hockey League in scoring. The right winger is also one of the Ottawa Senators’ most enticing young prospects.