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Eugene Melnyk on MacLean, Alfredsson

by Chris Lund / Ottawa Senators

With Paul MacLean and Daniel Alfredsson both winning awards on Friday night an outpouring of support has come from Sens players and fans. Sens owner Eugene Melnyk was one of the many who passed along his congratulations after the announcements.

Here’s what he had to say...

"It’s a very proud day for the entire Senators organization and for me personally. To have our head coach and our team captain honoured in this way is gratifying and a reflection of how strong our hockey leadership group truly is."

"Paul has led our coaching staff and our players through a season of adversity and shown how effective he can be as a communicator, a teacher and a leader to both our young and veteran players. Daniel is a rare breed whose leadership, dedication to our organization and consistently high level of community service is second to none. I pass along my sincere congratulations to Daniel and Paul and their respective families."

Paul MacLean will be offering additional thoughts on his award and the season that was at a press conference on Saturday morning.

Stay tuned for updates as they come.

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