Ottawa Senators icon Daniel Alfredsson is set to receive his Canadian Citizenship during a special ceremony at the World Cup of Hockey on September 20.
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada will be working with the NHL and NHLPA to host the special event at the Scotiabank World Cup of Hockey Fan Village during which Alfredsson will be among 102 new people granted citizenship as part of the World Cup of Hockey 2016 Legacy Project.
The 43-year-old spent 17 seasons with the Senators, who selected him the the sixth round (133rd overall) of the 1994 NHL Entry Draft, and was their longest serving captain before he moved to Detroit as a free agent in the summer of 2013.
In all, Alfredsson played in 1,246 career NHL games for the Senators and Red Wings, registering 444 goals and 1,157 points adding a further 51 goals and 100 points in 124 playoff games, helping guide Ottawa to the 2007 Stanley Cup Final where they were beaten by the Anaheim Ducks in five games.
Alfredsson won the Calder Trophy as NHL rookie of the year in 1995, after scoring 26 goals and 61 points in 82 games, and received both the King Clancy Memorial Trophy as Humanitarian of the Year and Mark Messier Leader of the Year Award before eventually retiring in 2014.
Currently serving as a senior advisor to Team Sweden, he also enjoyed international success and was a member of the countries gold medal winning side at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy. Alfredsson also picked up an Olympic silver medal at Sochi 2014 and four World Championship medals throughout his career.