Ottawa Senators Watch: Five Forwards to Keep Your Eyes On

March 7th, 2010 by Chris Bouthillier Leave a reply »
When Daniel Alfredsson was drafted in the sixth round of the 1994 Entry Draft very few people could have expected what the Swedish forward has done for the Ottawa Senators. Currently in his 14th NHL season, Alfredsson leads the franchise in goals, assists, points and is slated to play in his 1000th game in April. After Joe Sakic announced his retirement last summer, Alfredsson's tenure as captain is currently the longest in the league dating back to 1999. Easily put: the man they call "Alfie" has enjoyed a great career in Ottawa and will be the first Senator in the modern era to have his jersey retired. It is inevitable that the Sens will be searching for players to fill a void in the scoring department. It could be a roster player, a prospect, or even a player in another organization that can fit the build when the guard changes in a few years. It's also worth noting that a complete overhaul won't be in the plans as components such as Jason Spezza, Milan Michalek, Mike Fisher and Chris Kelly are all under the age of 30. Once an offensive power-house for the better part of the last decade, some of the Senators best scoring weapons are approaching the latter parts of their ca ...

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