Ottawa Senators captain Daniel Alfredsson has been with the Sens since being drafted 133rd overall in the 1994 NHL Entry Draft after 3 successful years playing for Swedish elite league team Frölunda HC. During his first year with the Senators he led the team in goals and assists as well as leading all rookies in points on his way to winning the Calder Trophy as top rookie and being nominated to play in his first ever NHL All-Star game.
After assuming the captaincy in the 1999-2000 season, a position he has held longer than any other player in franchise history, Alfredsson has gone on to capture virtually every team record possible while playing as an Ottawa Senator. He currently holds the Ottawa Senators record for most goals (416), assists (666) and points (1082) as well as many other individual achievements.
“Alfie”, as he is known by Ottawa fans, is considered a leader by example both on and off the ice. The right winger usually plays on the first line and also has been used as a fourth forward on the ice as a defenceman on Ottawa’s power-play. Regarded as one of the league’s top two-way players, Daniel possesses an impeccable work ethic and never takes a shift off.
Among his many achievements, Alfie has been named to play in the NHL All-Star Game 6 times, won the King Clancy Memorial Trophy in 2011 and helped team Sweden capture Olympic gold in 2006.
Off the ice, Alfredsson married his longtime girlfriend Birgitta on July 31, 2004. The couple, along with their four children, live in Ottawa and Särö, Sweden.
Alfredsson has appeared in a video supporting “You Can Play”, a campaign dedicated to fighting homophobia in sports and has led the Royal Ottawa Foundation for Mental Health’s “You know who I am” campaign.