SI.com Staff
Friday December 5th, 2014

Though Daniel Alfredsson last played in the NHL for the Detroit Red Wings, he will always be an Ottawa Senator.

After back problems derailed his hopes of training camp and a return for the 2014-15 season, Alfredsson announced his retirement in a press conference Thursday morning.

NHL Roundtable: Risers and sliders, how to fix the Flyers, the Brodeur saga

Alfredsson signed a one-day contract that allowed him to retire as a member of the Senators. He took warmups with the team and participated in the ceremonial puck drop before the Senators’ contest against the New York Islanders on Thursday.

The Senators honored Alfredsson with a video tribute to his illustrious career, the crowd chanting “Alfie, Alfie” as he emerged from the tunnel one last time.

Alfredsson made a splash in the summer of 2013 by leaving Ottawa, where he’d played his entire career to that point, and signing in Detroit. The Swedish right wing ended his career with the Sens with 1,178 games, 426 goals, 682 assists and 1,108 points, all franchise records.

During his one season with Detroit, Alfredsson scored 18 goals and had 31 assists in 68 games. 

-- Katie Brown

SI Apps
We've Got Apps Too
Get expert analysis, unrivaled access, and the award-winning storytelling only SI can provide - from Peter King, Tom Verducci, Lee Jenkins, Seth Davis, and more - delivered straight to you, along with up-to-the-minute news and live scores.