A four-time Olympian and reigning Olympic gold medalist, at the age of 37 he is the second oldest player on Team Sweden (Nicklas Lidstrom 39).
He is one of only 10 players in the tournament appearing in their fourth consecutive Olympics (1998, 2002, 2006) and only Finland's Teemu Selanne has scored more points (24) in the last three Olympics than Alfredsson (20).
In many major Championships, he is often near the top of the scoring lists. At the 2006 Olympics, he led his team and finished tied for third in scoring with 10 points (5-5-10). At the 2005 World Championship, he tied Daniel Sedin for the team lead with nine points (3-6-9) in nine games and at the 2004 World Cup, he tied U.S. forward Mike Modano for the tournament lead with six assists.
It's an incredible feeling just to see it go in and see the Joe go pretty crazy. Ever since the introduction there, I was kind of feeling the nerves, and to put that one home, I started to feel comfortable and I thought my play started to pick up.
— Nineteen-year-old Red Wings forward Dylan Larkin after scoring a goal in his NHL debut
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