Daniel Alfredsson’s Career Should Leave No Doubt About Hall of Fame Candidacy

December 3rd, 2014 by Dave Lozo Leave a reply »

Daniel Alfredsson will officially announce his retirement Thursday, ending an illustrious career that was spent almost entirely with the Ottawa Senators, save for his final season in 2013-14 with the Detroit Red Wings.

Alfredsson finishes with 447 goals and 1,157 points in 1,246 regular-season games, putting him right in the thick of Hall of Fame conversation. Those numbers should be plenty good enough to guarantee his enshrinement when first eligible in 2017.


For some reason, support for Alfredsson in the Hall of Fame ranges anywhere from tepid to chilly. Sean McIndoe of Grantland determined Alfredsson to be Hall-worthy last month but not without plenty of consternation. The Hockey News came to a similar conclusion last year, saying he would get in but not on the first try. The Hockey Writers decided Alfredsson wasn't Hall-worthy, and the word "probably" appears in this report from The Score about Alfredsson's retirement.

There's no "probably" or debate about it: Alfredsson should be an open-net tap-in for the Hall of Fame when he's first eligible in 2017.

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