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."
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."
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.