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CHRIS STEVENSON, SUN MEDIA

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ANATOMY OF A CAPTAIN

Daniel Alfredsson

Position: Right Wing

Born: Dec 11, 1972 -- Grums, Sweden

Height: 5-foot-11 -- Weight 200 lbs.

Shoots: Right

Selected by Ottawa Senators round 6 #133 overall1994 NHL Entry Draft

HAIR

From his Krusty the Clown look to this year's down-to-the-wood 'do, Alfredsson has often made a fashion statement with his locks.

EYES

There aren't many players who see the ice better than Alfredsson. Teammates better be ready at any moment for a pass that snakes through legs and over sticks.

VOICE

Alfredsson speaks for the Senators as captain. He is not one of their most vocal leaders, but he knows what to say and when to say it.

HEART

After a couple of so-so playoffs, there were people who questioned Alfredsson's character, but he answeredthose critics last spring, leading the Senators to the Stanley Cup final..

WRISTS

Alfredsson has one of the best one-timers in the game and can be deadly when he sets up on the point on the power play.

HANDS

Watching Alfredsson play keep-away after a practice or morning skate gives you an appreciation of the way he can make a puck dance. He can toe drag with the best of them.

BRAIN

Alfredsson has great anticipation and instincts for the game. That's one of the reasons he's the forward first used to defend when the Senators are killing a 5-on-3.

SHOULDERS

For a skilled player, Alfredsson is one of the most physical. He consistently throws a shoulder into opponents, seldom passing on a chance to finish a check.

LUNGS

There have been a few nights this season when Alfredsson has clocked more than 26 minutes in a game. He's one the best-conditioned guys in the game.

LEGS

With a powerful lower body, Alfredsson is strong on his skates. You won't often see him knocked off the puck. He's a very efficient skater.

FEET

The search for skates was finally resolved when he tried teammate Chris Kelly's last December. He's one of the best players in the league at taking a pass off his skates.


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