Capital in Alfredsson's retirement plans

BRUCE GARRIOCH

, Last Updated: 7:49 AM ET

SUNRISE, FLA. -- Is there life after hockey for Daniel Alfredsson in the Senators' front office?

While Alfredsson, who signed a four-year contract extension yesterday, hasn't asked Senators owner Eugene Melnyk to find him a work space at Scotiabank Place when his playing days are over, the two have discussed the possibility.

"I think we will (settle in Ottawa), but as of now we can't really make a commitment," said Alfredsson, who with his wife Bibi have three children (sons Hugo, 5, and Loui, 2, and daughter Fenix, 5 months). "It's going to depend because both of our parents are living in Sweden and situations like that. But in four more years, the kids will likely be in school in Ottawa and we probably won't want to uproot them, either. As it looks right now, yes."

Melnyk said that will be a discussion down the road.

SPEZZA BIT ENVIOUS

"He's got some ideas and he's more of an entrepreneur than a lot of people think," said Melnyk.

Alfredsson will have the unique ability to play his career in one uniform and Senators centre Jason Spezza hopes to follow suit.

"I'm still early in my career, but I hope so," said Spezza. "I'm signed here for a long time and that's my intention. I want to be here, I've built roots here, but I don't make that decision. I think it's realistic. Hopefully, I can be one of those (players)."


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