Daniel Alfredsson set to play his 1000th game tonight

Where would the Senators be without Daniel Alfredsson? It's hard to imagine such a world, and perhaps it's better not to. After all, the man is the NHL's longest-serving captain for a reason: he's been the heart and soul of this franchise for as long as most of us can remember, and has come incredibly far since being picked 133rd overall in the 1994 NHL Entry Draft.

In celebration of Daniel Alfredsson's 1000th game -- the first modern Ottawa Senator to reach this mark, of course -- we've compiled a wide array of reading and viewing materials for you to enjoy. You can find it all after the jump.

First, I recommend you start with Peter's great feature on the top ten moments from Daniel Alfredsson.

Notable achievements (with help from Wikipedia):

  • Is the Senators all-time leader in games played, goals, assists and points.
  • Holds the Senators record for highest +/- rating in a season, set in 2006–07 with +42.
  • Holds the Senators record for most points in a regular season game, set in 2007–08 with 3 goals and 4 assists for 7 points.
  • Holds the following Senators playoff records: most games played (he has played in 101 of the 103 playoff games of the modern Senators), goals, assists and points.
  • Set the Senators record for most goals in a playoff run with 14 in the 2006–07 playoffs. He also led the league in goals during the 2006–07 playoffs and tied line mates Jason Spezza and Dany Heatley with 22 points to lead the league in playoff scoring.
  • November 10, 2007 - Scored the 300th goal of his career.
  • January 24, 2008 - Scored the 500th assist of his career. Alfredsson also set a team record for the most points in a regular season game with 7 (3 goals, 4 assists).
  • Won the first major award in modern Senators history when he was awarded the Calder Memorial Trophy in 1995–96.
  • Won Olympic Gold with Sweden in the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy.
  • Is the first European-born and raised captain to lead his team to the Stanley Cup Finals. Also is currently the longest-serving captain in the NHL.
  • Was the third-highest point getter of the last decade (thanks, Behind the Net!)

Other Articles:

Alfredsson ultimate leader for Sens (OttawaSenators.com)
Getting to know... Daniel Alfredsson (OttawaSenators.com)
Milestone brings Alfie full circle (OttawaSenators.com)
Is Alfredsson good enough for the Hall of Fame? (Ottawa Citizen)
What others say about Daniel Alfredsson (Ottawa Citizen)
As he approaches a major milestone, Alfredsson opens up. (Ottawa Citizen)
At home, he's just a dad who plays hockey (Ottawa Citizen)
Alfie's simple goal for 1000th game (Toronto Sun)
A captain's story, by Daniel Alfredsson (Ottawa Sun)

Videos:

Fan-created Daniel Alfredsson tribute

Daniel Alfredsson Youtube Tribute #2

Scotiabank Player Profile: Daniel Alfredsson

Alfredsson tours around his home city of Goteborg

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