SUNRISE, FL - FEBRUARY 15: Daniel Alfredsson #11 of the Ottawa Senators scores a goal past goaltender Scott Clemmensen #30 of the Florida Panthers on February 15, 2012 at the BankAtlantic Center in Sunrise, Florida. The Senators defeated the Panthers 6-2. (Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images)
16 - The number of players aged 39 or more who've scored at least 20 goals in a season--including Daniel Alfredsson.
With Alfredsson's 20th goal last night against the Florida Panthers, he joins a list of such notable names as Gordie Howe, Jean Beliveau, Johnny Bucyk, Mark Messier, Brett Hull, and Ron Francis. Nine of the 16 players are in the Hockey Hall of Fame, and two are still active: Alfredsson and Teemu Selanne.
Alfredsson is on pace for 28 goals this season, but if he can score 30, he'd become just the fourth player aged 39 or older to score 30 or more goals. Selanne became the third just last season, and Howe and Bucyk are the other two.
The way things are going, Alfredsson might have another season in him after this one, too. If he can play as well as he is this season, the Senators will be begging him to come back for at least one more.