Alfredsson has always been there for the Senators

Ottawa Senators Daniel Alfredsson during team practice at the Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh,...

Ottawa Senators Daniel Alfredsson during team practice at the Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on Thursday May 16,2013. Errol McGihon/Ottawa Sun/QMI Agency

BRUCE GARRIOCH, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 7:12 PM ET

Daniel Alfredsson's leadership has never gone unnoticed with the Ottawa Senators.

Now, one of the greatest leaders in the sport has taken notice.

The NHL's longest-serving captain was nominated as one of three finalists for the Mark Messier Leadership award Monday along with Chicago Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews and Dustin Brown of the Los Angeles Kings.


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