OTTAWA (AP) The Ottawa Senators will retire former captain Daniel Alfredsson's No. 11 on Dec. 29 when they host the Detroit Red Wings.
Alfredsson will become just the second player in club history to receive the honor. The other is No. 8 that was worn by forward Frank Arthur Finnigan.
Alfredsson, currently the Senators' senior adviser of hockey operations, played 18 NHL seasons, all but one of them for Ottawa. He served as the club's captain for 13 seasons and holds many club records, including goals (426), assists (682), points (1,108) and playoff games (121).
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