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Player Spotlight: Daniel Alfredsson

Monday, 08.13.2012 / 10:31 AM ET / Features
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Player Spotlight: Daniel Alfredsson

(Editor's note: As the 2012-13 season draws closer, ottawasenators.com will take a daily snapshot look at some of the returning players from last year, with both a look back and a look ahead).

DANIEL ALFREDSSON

2011-12 stats: 75 GP, 27 G, 32 A, 59 PTS, 18 PIM, +16 rating

Last season: After injuries cut short his 2010-11 season, Alfredsson returned with a vengeance, producing 27 goals — his highest total in four years — and 59 points to rank third and fourth on the team in those categories, respectively. Alfredsson also captained one of the two teams in the 2012 NHL All-Star Game, held at Scotiabank Place for the first time and scored twice in the game. He was Ottawa's finalist for the Bill Masterton Trophy, presented annually to player best exemplifying perservance and dedication to hockey. At the 2012 NHL Awards in Las Vegas, Alfredsson earned the King Clancy Trophy for on-ice and community leadership.

The highlight: The all-star weekend was clearly a career highlight. But for the season, Alfredsson's biggest moment came on Dec. 30, when his overtime tally capped the Senators' rally from a three-goal deficit in a 4-3 overtime win over the Calgary Flames at Scotiabank Place. Most significantly, it was Alfredsson's 400th career NHL goal.

Looking forward: As the NHL's current longest-serving captain enters his 17th season, he remains the Senators' unquestioned leader and his presence will again prove valuable as the team's youth movement continues in the year ahead. Most significantly, the Senators are enthused about the impact he can have on young Swedes Jakob Silfverberg and Mika Zibanejad, both of whom are candidates to make the Senators roster in 2012-13. Alfredsson has been a major mentor for Erik Karlsson, who won the Norris Trophy last season as the NHL's top defenceman.

Quote: "My health is better than it's been in awhile and I think I can come into camp much better prepared than I was last year, which will help me. So I should be able to stay a little more consistent. But I'm not looking to stay where I was last year. I would like to improve and be better."

SCHEDULE

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STANDINGS

ATLANTIC DIVISION
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 FLA 54 32 16 6 150 122 70
2 TBL 53 29 20 4 140 127 62
3 DET 53 27 18 8 133 131 62
4 BOS 53 28 19 6 153 146 62
5 MTL 55 27 24 4 147 145 58
6 OTT 54 25 23 6 153 166 56
7 BUF 54 21 27 6 124 146 48
8 TOR 52 19 24 9 120 144 47

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
E. Karlsson 54 11 48 9 59
B. Ryan 53 19 26 -2 45
M. Hoffman 50 23 18 5 41
M. Stone 52 16 25 -10 41
M. Zibanejad 53 11 22 -1 33
K. Turris 48 13 17 -11 30
J. Pageau 54 13 10 6 23
Z. Smith 53 11 5 7 16
C. Ceci 47 5 11 -1 16
C. Lazar 49 5 9 0 14
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Anderson 22 17 4 .914 2.86
A. Hammond 3 5 2 .900 3.10