Professional Hockey Players

652 WordsFeb 1, 20183 Pages
In the world of professional sports, teams value youth, searching for the next super star. Whether it is inking the highly coveted free agent, or rebuilding through drafts, General Managers have put a premium on young athletes, hoping that these youngsters will become the face of the franchise. Age and experience has seem to taken a back seat for teams. While it is important to develop young prospects, veteran leadership is often hard to find during games, in the locker room, and particularly during the playoffs. There are four current players in the National Hockey League who are still excelling well into their 40’s, contributing on a nightly basis. They are Martin Brodeur, Teemu Selanne, Jaromir Jagr, and Daniel Alfredsson. Daniel Alfredsoon, the longtime captain of the Ottawa Senators, now plays for the Detroit Red Wings. Alfredsson is 41 years old and is currently second on the team this season in goals, having lit the lamp 17 times. With injuries to stars Pavel Datsyuk and Henrik Zetterberg, Alfredsson has been able to step up and provide the scoring that Detroit desperately sought when its two stars went down with injuries. He also has 26 assists on the season and is helping the Red Wings make a late season push for the playoffs. Alfredsson participated in his 5th Olympic games this February as a member of Sweden’s team. He had four points in five games, registering two goals and two assists to help his country earn a silver medal after falling to Canada.
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