Red Wings Sign Free Agent Forward Alfredsson

The Detroit Red Wings signed longtime Ottawa Senators captain Daniel Alfredsson as the NHL's free agency period opened on Friday.

Alfredsson, 40, has spent his entire career with the Senators after being drafted by them in the sixth round. In 1178 career NHL games, he's scored 426 goals and added 682 assists for 1108 points.

In his rookie year of 1996, Alfredsson was named to play in the first of his six All-Star Games. He won the Calder Trophy as rookie of the year that season and was named to the NHL's all-rookie team. In 2006 he was named to the NHL's end-of-season second all-star team, having won an Olympic gold medal with Sweden earlier in the year. He was the King Clancy Memorial Trophy winner in 2012 as the league's humanitarian of the year and in 2013 he claimed the Mark Messier Leadership Award.

Financial terms were not formally announced but Alfredsson's contract is reportedly worth up to $5.5 million for a single season. The base salary will be $3.5 million with $2 million in bonuses. The bonuses can be pushed to the Red Wings' 2014-15 salary cap.

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