The Ottawa Senators announced today details surrounding the various activities scheduled for Saturday, April 10, to celebrate Daniel Alfredsson
’s 1,000th NHL game milestone, which he reached in the Senators 5-2 win over the Panthers in Florida on Tuesday, April 6.
On Saturday at 9:30 a.m., Scotiabank Place will open its doors to season-seat holders who have renewed their seats for the 2010-2011 season for the Senators’ game-day practice. In addition to the Senators’ morning skate, which begins at 10:30 a.m., season-seat holders will have an opportunity to preview and be among the first to pre-order commemorative merchandise recognizing Alfredsson’s 1,000-game milestone. Season-seat holders will also be able to participate in interactive games, a town hall featuring club president Cyril Leeder at 11:15 a.m. in the Coliseum rooms, and the opportunity to meet members of the Sens Alumni and Spartacat.
The team will open the Red Zone, featuring the Molson Canadian Hockey House, for the first time this year at 4 p.m. – three hours prior to that evening’s home game against the Buffalo Sabres. Fans will be able to test their skills at one of the various interactive game stations, have their picture taken with the Senators’ 2009-10 team photo presented by Bayshore Shopping Centre, or jump into a Senators goal celebration with the MBNA photo booth. Ottawa band the Peter Voith Trio will perform in the Red Zone beginning at 4:30 p.m.
Each fan attending the Senators-Sabres game will receive a commemorative 1,000th game Alfredsson T-shirt and the opportunity to purchase a variety of commemorative merchandise through the Sens Store. A portion of the proceeds will support the Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre, one of Alfredsson’s charities of choice. A special 1,000th game puck including Alfredsson’s number “11” will be used during play, while numerous tributes will also take place throughout the game.
Saturday’s game is sold out. With a greater number of people anticipated to attend the opening of the Red Zone, the Senators are asking fans to arrive early to ensure their arrival inside Scotibank Place for the night’s ceremonies. Spectators are encouraged to be in their seats and wearing their commemorative T-shirt by 7 p.m. with the ceremony scheduled to commence at 7:08 p.m.