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.
I downplayed the first one because I thought it's just a hockey game. We just want to win the game; it's against our rival and we want the two points. I downplayed it, but now having gone through the first one I look back and say, 'Geez, that was really cool.' I think as I've grown a bit older I've got a lot more appreciation for what we're allowed to do every day.
— Capitals forward Brooks Laich on the 2015 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic, the second one of his career after 2011 in Pittsburgh