According to multiple sources, the Red Wings are on the verge of signing Daniel Alfredsson, 17 year veteran from the Ottawa Senators. Alfredsson holds all franchise record of the Ottawa Senators but has yet to win a Stanley Cup. By joining the Wings, Daniel Alfredsson joins countrymen Henrik Zetterberg and Nicolas Kronwall with whom he won a gold medal in 1996.
Alfredsson leaves Ottawa for a $5.5 million contract with $3.5 million counting against the cap. In a shortened season Alfredsson scored 10 goals and recorded 16 assists.
Adding Daniel Alfredsson give the Red Wings another veteran presence and a proven goal scorer and player with eastern conference experience. The Red Wings will also get a proven play-off performer. Alfredsson has 51 career playoff goals, a total he could add to as the Wings are considered one of the favorites in the Eastern Conference.
With the signing, it seems the Red Wings are going against the youth movement Ken Holland was promoting before the trade deadline last year. With 3.5 million of Daniel Alfredssons content against the cap this year it will be interesting to see if that affects the Red Wings ability to sign one of their own unrestricted free agents, Damian Brunner.