Daniel Alfredsson Biography

( 1972 - )
August 4, 2019
First published on:August 4, 2019
by Oliver

Facts of Daniel Alfredsson

Date of Birth: 1972, December 11
Age: 46 years old
Birth Nation: Sweden
Height: 5 Feet 11 Inch
Birth Name Daniel Alfredsson
Birth Place Gothenburg, Sweden
Famous Name Daniel Alfredsson
Father Hasse Alfredsson
Mother Margareta Alfredsson
Net Worth $23.04 million
Nationality Swedish-Canadian
Married to Birgitta (née Backman)
Children Hugo, Loui, Fenix, and William Erik Alfredsson

Daniel Alfredsson is a former professional ice hockey player, who most recently played for the Detroit Red Wings of the National Hockey League (NHL). Besides, this Sweden native has played 18 seasons in the NBA, 17 with Ottawa Senators and his 18th with the Detroit Red Wings.

Apart from that, Daniel is currently married to his long-time girlfriend, Birgitta Backman. The duo got married on 31 July 2004. Similarly, Daniel and his wife are the proud parents of 4 children.

Daniel Alfredsson Net Worth and Earnings in 2019

Daniel Alfredsson has an estimated net worth of almost $23.05 million. Apart from that, he started his career in the late '80s till 2014 and his total career earnings are nearly $50 million.

Year Team Total Earnings
2004-05 Ottawa Senators            -
2005-06 Ottawa Senators $4,873,876
2006-07 Ottawa Senators $4,873,876
2007-08 Ottawa Senators $4,873,876
2008-09 Ottawa Senators $4,873,876
(6 seasons)   Total: $24,369,380

Likewise, Daniel also signed a 4 year/ $19.5 million contract with Ottawa on October 30, 2008. After that, he also signed a 1 year/ $5.5 million contract with Detroit on July 5, 2013.

Daniel Alfredsson Personal Life; Know about his Wife and Children

Daniel Alfredsson is a married man. He married his long-time girlfriend, Birgitta (née Backman) on 31 July 2004. Besides, Daniel has not revealed much about his marriage, but as per some sources, it was carried out in a private ceremony.

Daniel Alfredsson with his wife, Birgitta SOURCE: Instagram (Fan page)

Apart from that, They are the parents of four sons, Hugo, Loui, Fenix, and William Erik Alfredsson. Currently, the duo lives in Ottawa and sometimes his hometown in Sario, Sweden. 

Daniel Alfredsson with his wife and children SOURCE: Instagram

Similarly, Daniel has not involved himself in any sort of past relationship, as well as any rumors or controversy. Recently, the couples celebrated their 16th anniversary with their family. Some sources also claim that, before getting married, the duo dated for a while.

On 5 March 2015, Alfredsson was presented with The Key to the City by Ottawa Deputy Mayor Bob Monette. The Mayor, Jim Watson of that time was recuperating from a broken pelvis suffered in a snowmobiling accident and was unavailable.

Apart from being a professional hockey player, Daniel also enjoys watching and playing football during his free time. Daniel was seen cheering Sweden in the 2005 Swedish Championship. The team included rising star Zlatan Ibrahimovic, defender Olof Mellberg, and midfielder Kim Kallstrom

Daniel Alfredsson Body Measurements

Daniel Alfredsson stands a perfect height of 5 feet 11 inches tall. Although he is in his late '40s, he has a healthy body that weighs about 92 kg. Besides, he has brown hair followed by a pair of blue eyes.

Daniel Alfredsson Early Life and Family

Daniel Alfredsson was born on 11 December 1972, in Gothenburg, Sweden. Besides, he was not the only child of Hasse and Margareta Alfredsson. Daniel has a younger brother, Henric, who also played with the Ontario Hockey League's Ottawa 67's as a 19-year-old during their 1999 Memorial Cup-winning season.

Daniel Alfredsson SOURCE: Instagram

Unlike his parents, Daniel holds the citizenship card of both Sweden and Canadia. Alfredsson officially became a Canadian citizen at a special ceremony at the 2016 World Cup of Hockey on 20 September 2016.

Daniel Alfredsson Professional Career 

Daniel was drafted 133rd overall in the sixth-round pick of the 1994 NHL Entry Draft and was selected by the Ottawa Senators.

After retiring as a player, Alfredsson joined the Ottawa Senators as senior advisor of hockey operations. Alfredsson and the Senators did not agree to a new contract for the 2018 season. As per his former teammate  Marc Methot, many of his teammates were caught by media after he left the Ottawa.


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