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Alfredsson to announce retirement next week: report @NHLdotcom

Right wing Daniel Alfredsson, who spent nearly two decades with the Ottawa Senators, will announce his retirement in Ottawa next Thursday, according to multiple media outlets.

Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun confirmed Tuesday an earlier report from TSN's Darren Dreger that Alfredsson has decided to call it a career.

Last season, his first with the Detroit Red Wings after spending his first 17 NHL seasons with the Ottawa Senators, Alfredsson tied for the Red Wings lead with 49 points in 68 games. He had hoped his back would be strong enough for him to return to the Red Wings for a second season, but he sustained a setback during informal skates before training camp.

In 1,246 NHL games, Alfredsson has 444 goals and 1,157 points. He's second all-time among Swedish players in NHL history in goals and points, and third in games played and assists (713).

The 41-year-old was Ottawa's sixth-round pick (No. 133) at the 1994 NHL Draft and was Senators captain from 1999-2013.

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