Alfredsson is still wearing the ‘C’

Daniel Alfredsson’s career as a captain is continuing.

Well, at least on the international stage.

Alfredsson will be wearing the ā€œCā€ overseas for Sweden at the world championships, with Detroit Red Wings star Henrik Zetterberg and Colorado Avalanche rookie Gabriel Landeskog will serve as his assistants.

The Swedes open the tournament in Stockholm on Friday, playing Norway.

The decision to name Alfredsson as captain is not a surprise, considering the success he has enjoyed with Sweden on the international stage and due to his leadership with the Senators.

Alfredsson, 39, has represented his country 14 times on the international stage.

He was a key component of the Swedish squad which captured Olympic gold in 2006, scoring five goals and five assists in eight games. In 20 career Olympic games for Sweden, he has 11 goals and 12 assists.

In 54 career games at the world championships, Alfredsson has scored 18 goals and 22 assists in 54 games.

While all eyes are on Alfredsson this summer to see if he opts to retire or continuing playing, Senators fans should also be keeping an eye on Sweden at the world championship because Erik Karlsson and Jakob Silfverberg.

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