Ottawa Senators legend Daniel Alfredsson will take his place within the Hockey Hall of Fame tonight after ready for the honour since 2017.
The former Sens captain was named to the corridor of fame in June on the heels of a fan marketing campaign arguing for his induction acquired the eye of native media, politicians and sports activities figures, together with former Senators president Cyril Leeder.
“I want to assume that it was my taking part in profession that made them choose me, nevertheless it actually does really feel really particular to have this assist, not solely from the group that put this bid collectively but in addition all of the followers that responded,” Alfredsson mentioned in a convention name after the announcement.
Alfredsson performed 1,178 video games with the Senators over 17 seasons and holds franchise data for targets (426), assists (682), factors (1,108), photographs (3,320), and hat methods (8). He received the NHL’s Calder Trophy as rookie of the 12 months in 1996 and led the Senators to the Stanley Cup Final in 2007. He’s additionally received two Olympic medals with the Swedish nationwide group, together with gold in 2006, and has been a longtime philanthropist and psychological well being advocate in Ottawa. Alfredsson performed one season with the Detroit Red Wings earlier than signing a one-day contract in 2014 to officially retire as an Ottawa Senator.
Alfredsson, 49, known as the honour “humbling.”
Henrik Sedin, Daniel Sedin, Roberto Luongo, ladies’s participant Riikka Sallinen, and builder Herb Carnegie had been additionally voted as members of the Hockey Hall of Fame’s class of 2022.
The induction ceremony begins at 7:30 p.m. on TSN 4 and 5.
With information from The Canadian Press.