Daniel Alfredsson has spent each of his first 16 seasons with the Ottawa Senators. Tuesday, he announced that he will return for a 17th.
Alfredsson has spent the offseason at home in Sweden but had been in contact with the Senators throughout the summer months. The Swede said that this was the right time to make the decision.
"I could probably have made my mind up a little quicker if I felt the team needed to know for whatever reason, but I also feel this is a good time. The training the last two weeks has gone into another phase, more heavy lifting, and that's gone well. I