Top Sens #1: Daniel Alfredsson

Was there ever any doubt?

Jonathan Milley photo, via Wikimedia Commons

Daniel Alfredsson is the best Senator of all-time.

Of course Daniel Alfredsson is the all-time best Ottawa Senator. It’s not even close.

Alfredsson holds almost every single record for the Sens. Instead of listing his accomplishments, it might be quicker to list records he doesn’t hold. He’s not the Sens all-time penalty minutes leader, and he doesn’t hold the record for most wins by a goaltender.

In all seriousness, Alfie has almost done it all. Here’s a rundown of his franchise records:

  • Most goals, career (409)
  • Most assists, career (657)
  • Most points, career (1066)
  • Most games played, career (1,110)
  • Most powerplay goals, career (128)
  • Most shorthanded goals, career (24)
  • Highest plus/minus, one season (+42)
  • Most points in one game (7)
  • Most shorthanded goals, one season (7)
  • Most career playoff goals (45)
  • Most career playoff assists (43)
  • Most career playoff points (88)
  • Most career playoff games (107)
  • Most goals, one playoffs (14)
  • Most points, one playoff (22, tied with two others)

Besides these records, he also won the Calder trophy, has played in seven all-star games and is the current longest serving captain in the NHL.

It’s going to take a lot for someone to usurp Alfredsson as the #1 choice.

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1 Comment

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One response to “Top Sens #1: Daniel Alfredsson

  1. G Money

    Usurp? Haven’t seen that word for a while 🙂 Either way nice work on the top 20. Must have taken quite a bit of research. Cheers!

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