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Alfredsson, Detroit make it official: one year, $5.5 million

Jul 5, 2013, 12:27 PM EDT

Daniel Alfredsson AP

As reported earlier, Daniel Alfredsson‘s 18-year tenure in Ottawa is over.

And now, a new one begins in the Motor City.

Alfredsson, 40, has agreed to a one-year, $5.5 million deal with the Detroit Red Wings, according to multiple sources. The deal is believed to be $3.5 million in base salary and $2 million contingent upon performance bonuses, as per ESPN’s Pierre LeBrun.

It’s was understood that Alfredsson would only leave Ottawa — the city he’s played in since 1995 — to play for a contender.

In Detroit, he’s getting exactly that.

Alfredsson joins club boasting veteran experience and promising youngsters that was one game away from the Western Conference finals a year ago, pushing the eventual Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks to Game 7 (overtime, no less) in the second round.

He’s also going to a club loaded with fellow Swedes: Henrik Zetterberg, Johan Franzen, Mikael Samuelsson, Jonathan Ericsson, Niklas Kronwall, Joakim Andersson and Jonas Gustavsson, to name a few.

  1. blackheart78 - Jul 5, 2013 at 12:30 PM

    If it’s not on Facebook, it’s not official. Just saying… 😛

  2. jakreidler - Jul 5, 2013 at 12:31 PM

    So uh.. what ever happened to re-signing Nyquist and Brunner?

    • valarmorghuliss - Jul 5, 2013 at 1:39 PM

      Nyquist is a restricted FA

    • valarmorghuliss - Jul 5, 2013 at 1:46 PM

      And Brunner is looking to cash in, and he can somewhere else because the Wings are not giving him 4 years 16 million based on a small sample size. Nice hands, good in shootouts, but the Wings have 3-4 players exactly like that waiting in the Wings.

      Why give Brunner 4 million a season when they have Nyquist, Tatar, Pulkkinen and even Frk coming up soon?

      • polegojim - Jul 6, 2013 at 9:52 AM

        Exactly…the Wings need to break away from that same mold.

        Plus, I’d never pay a guy 16 mil who last season was STILL a healthy scratch at times.

  3. oquintero99 - Jul 5, 2013 at 12:32 PM

    I hope the Red Wings win the Stanley Cup next season. Would love for Alfie to finally win one.

  4. snipedanglecelly13 - Jul 5, 2013 at 12:34 PM

    What the hell? No! We don’t need a old 40 year old out of his prime. Bad move holland

    • valarmorghuliss - Jul 5, 2013 at 12:55 PM

      What would you know? 1 year deal for a guy that still performs. Who has been there and done that. It’s AWESOME.

      • greenmtnboy31 - Jul 5, 2013 at 4:29 PM

        Apparently he knows more than you.

        A – He doesn’t still perform.
        B – He hasn’t “been there”.
        C – He hasn’t “done that”.

      • valarmorghuliss - Jul 5, 2013 at 4:42 PM

        Are you clueless as well?
        He scored 27 times in the last full season of NHL games. Added 32 assists

        Had 10 playoff points in 10 playoff games this year.
        Has 100 playoff points 52 goals in 121 playoff games.
        Has been to the finals
        Has Gold in the Olympics where he put up 10 points in 8 games.

        Dear stupid people
        Stop replying to me with you ignorant yammerings

    • imauggiedoggie - Jul 9, 2013 at 11:58 AM

      …hello? Bret Hull, Dominic Hasek, Brendan Shanahan, Igor Larionov, Slava Fetisov, and others who were ELDER statesmen won the cup with the Wings –

  5. hockeydon10 - Jul 5, 2013 at 12:38 PM

    They still have the room to sign Brunner and Nyquist. Here is a quick roster thrown together that’s contingent upon a Samuelsson buyout:

  6. 0ffsides - Jul 5, 2013 at 12:44 PM

    Great pick up by the Wings!

  7. phillyphanatic77 - Jul 5, 2013 at 12:56 PM

    Can’t imagine how the Sens must be feeling. They probably never thought they’d actually lose their captain. Good pickup by the Wings.

  8. redsoxbruins94 - Jul 5, 2013 at 1:05 PM

    My question is, who is the next Sens captain, Spezza or Karlsson?

  9. xjokerz - Jul 5, 2013 at 1:13 PM

    what the hell is Kenny Holland doing….. let brunner go…but sign a 40 year old for 5.5 million?…. and please stop defending this bum..he got LUCKY when he drafted Zetterberg and Datstyuk, both went in like the 13th rounds…soo was Kenny Holland really waiting until the 13th round to draft 2 studs? or was he just lucky……..

    he has done NOTHING in free agent Signings, and hes horrible at making trades..what the hell was the point of keeping Fippula only to let him walk away for free?….

    Holland is on his way out of town.
    btw, i love TooToo and Samuelsen taking up Capspace…clown.

    • valarmorghuliss - Jul 5, 2013 at 1:20 PM

      As usual you’re a clueless buffoon how knows nothing about hockey.

      Run along stupid lil boy, if you were in a room of NHL players, Hall of Famers, Owners, GM’s you would be mocked,laughed at and kicked the hell out of the room for bringing the collective IQ down to single digits.

      • xjokerz - Jul 5, 2013 at 1:26 PM

        clueless… how?
        and i over exaggerated on the 13th round..

        Zetty was taken in the 7th round
        Datsyuk was taken in the 6th round.

        Either way, are you telling me he waited to grab those players?

        lets not forget, Franzen is paid ALOTTTTT of money..and he really is a MULE on the ice

        stop defending this clown, youre pathetic.

      • valarmorghuliss - Jul 5, 2013 at 1:29 PM

        I’m just replying to inform you I don’t have hockey convos with my dog, as I would be speaking over it’s head and he would offer nothing worthwhile to the convo. In fact I didn’t even read your reply for the same reason. And Won’t, I did however catch that use of “ALOT” which kind of proves my point. Alot isn’t a word kid, stop using it.

      • xjokerz - Jul 5, 2013 at 1:28 PM

        also, dont throw ” BUT WE MADE 22 STRAIGHT PLAYOFFS ” in my face, the Redwings basically bought their way into the playoffs… the 90’s and early 2000’s teams were stacked..for god sake Brett hull and Luc Robitaille were on the 3rd line…

        now go away.

    • phillyphanatic77 - Jul 5, 2013 at 1:34 PM

      He didn’t wait that long just for them BUT it’s still a credit to their scouting system. The late rounds are a good place to a chance on some Europeans with no hype. But you still have to have the players identified. I bet half the league had no idea who Datsyuk and Zetterberg were when Holland selected them. And this is all coming from a Flyers fan. The Red Wings are probably the best in the NHL at identifying European talent. There’s luck involved but it was still Detroit that took a flyer on those guys, amongst others.

      • phillyphanatic77 - Jul 5, 2013 at 1:36 PM

        *take a chance

      • xjokerz - Jul 5, 2013 at 1:40 PM

        Holland doesnt scout the European players…… he simply takes advice from them…..

  10. xjokerz - Jul 5, 2013 at 1:43 PM

    takes advice from the scouts*

  11. kingcobraman - Jul 5, 2013 at 1:46 PM

    good for Alfie… in your last year u play with your friends , and make some good cash… sounds like a paid vacation…

  12. LampyB - Jul 5, 2013 at 2:34 PM

    Joker is an idiot. Not word of truth, goes home to a horrible woman every night that beats him. Such a miserable individual.

    • xjokerz - Jul 5, 2013 at 2:55 PM

      sounds like your fishing to bait me into an argument……fail.

    • greenmtnboy31 - Jul 5, 2013 at 4:29 PM

      At least he goes home to a woman.

  13. greenmtnboy31 - Jul 5, 2013 at 4:34 PM

    His numbers over the past five seasons don’t support a $5.5 deal.

    • greenmtnboy31 - Jul 5, 2013 at 10:07 PM

      Not even close.

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