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Daniel Alfredsson treats fans to subpar singing voice

Longtime Senators captain performs off-key rendition of Blue Rodeo song 'Try' at Juno Cup intermission

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Daniel Alfredsson is a world-class hockey player. On Friday we learned his singing isn't quite as good.

During the intermission at the Juno Cup in Ottawa, the former Ottawa Senators captain bravely took the microphone and followed Blue Rodeo frontman Jim Cuddy with a few lines from the band's 1987 single "Try."

Tweet from @MonikaPlatek: Stop what you're doing. I just got video of Daniel Alfredsson singing. #JUNOCup #AlfieUnplugged pic.twitter.com/FKPEe9j1Fu

It wasn't great, but the crowd saluted Alfredsson's effort with a standing ovation.

"I was nervous," Alfredsson said to in-game host Ian Mendes, according to the Ottawa Citizen. "Especially because I didn't know the rhythm. I was thankful he went first."

Tweet from @wcuddington: Daniel Alfredsson sings the Blue Rodeo song "Try" with Jim Cuddy looking on. Alfie won the over the audience. @ottawacitizen @TheJUNOAwards pic.twitter.com/kUGnZ5u02u

Give Alfredsson credit. At least he knew his performance wasn't quite Juno Award-caliber (the Juno Awards are Canada's version of the Grammys).

"When I started with the first sentence, I knew I was way off," he said. "So I just let it go."

Alfredsson was among a number of former NHL players who competed against Cuddy and a collection of Canadian musical greats at the charity hockey game. The hockey players held off the rockers, winning 13-12.

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