Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Former Senators Star Daniel Alfredsson to Get Canadian Citizenship

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Former Senators Star Daniel Alfredsson to Get Canadian Citizenship

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Daniel Alfredsson to get Canadian citizenship

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TORONTO - Former Ottawa Senators captain Daniel Alfredsson will get his Canadian citizenship next week in a ceremony being held during World Cup of Hockey festivities.

The native Swede, who spent most of his career with Ottawa, will be among 102 people to become citizens Tuesday in a Toronto ceremony attended by NHL commissioner Gary Bettman and NHL Players' Association executive director Donald Fehr. The league and players' union are co-hosts of the World Cup, which kicks off Saturday.

Cassie Campbell-Pascall, the former captain of the Canadian women's hockey team, will preside over the event.

Alfredsson was Ottawa's sixth-round selection, 133rd overall, in 1994.

He played 18 NHL seasons, 17 with Ottawa. …

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