Detroit Red Wings Daniel Alfredsson Could Announce Retirement Monday


At the start of the season the Detroit Red Wings Daniel Alfredsson wasn’t sure if he was going to play or retire. The 41 year old veteran lead the team in scoring last year and was skating in early September. A back injury has since roadblocked his training and he hasn’t hit the ice since. Alfredsson who is a unrestricted free agent this season has said he only wants to sign with Detroit. It seemed clear that Alfredsson still wanted to win a Stanley cup before hanging up his skates.

However word from around the league seems to point to retirement for the 41 year old right winger from Sweden. Sportsnet reporter Elliotte Friedman tweeted about Alfredsson’s probable future.

The Detroit Red Wings take on the Ottawa Senators Monday night in Detroit. If you were unaware, Daniel Alfredsson played 19 season with the Ottawa Senators before leaving for the Red Wings in hopes to win a Stanley Cup. Alfredsson through his 19 plus years in hockey has an impressive resume. He won the gold with team Sweden in the 2006 Olympics where he scored 5 goals in 8 games. He has played 1,246 games, racking up 444 goals and 1,157 points.

Earlier this month General Manager Ken Holland told the Detroit Free Press he basically had no idea if Alfredsson was coming back.

"“I haven’t talked to him since the season started,”"’s Ian Mendes suggested that there are plans for Alfredsson to retire as a Senator by signing a one day contract with the team and retiring as a Senator. Mendes thinks that the retirement has to happen in Ottawa.

"“There is too much at stake here for this announcement not to happen in Ottawa. This is the first “legacy” player for the Senators and considering the franchise is still in its infancy, this is a significant moment.”"

It will be sad to see Daniel Alfredsson retire without winning a Stanley Cup. His playing career has been a show to see and it was more than great to have him for a season in Detroit.