Twitter reaction: Celebrating Alfredsson’s career

Daniel Alfredsson was honoured before the Ottawa Senators took on the Islanders and spoke to the crowd after a rousing video tribute.

Daniel Alfredsson retired as an Ottawa Senator on Thursday, much to the appreciation of its fans.

The Swedish forward spent 17 seasons in the nation’s capital and was the captain from 1999-2013.

The team held a press conference earlier in the day, and continued to honour Alfredsson prior to their game against the New York Islanders by letting the 41-year-old to take part in warmups.

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The festivities continued before the game started with a video tribute and ceremonial puck drop, but not before many speculated that he might even play in the game, including Edmonton Oilers forward David Perron.

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It all concluded with a ceremonial puck drop at centre ice with current captain Erik Karlsson.

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