by Mike Wheeler
|The newest member of the New York Islanders, Daniel Alfredsson, announces his retirement. Photo courtesy of Matty Go Sens|
The announcement came earlier this morning when Islanders general manager Garth Snow presented Alfredsson with the symbolic one-day contract prior to the star making official the end of his nineteen-year NHL career. Several members of the confused media asked Alfredsson why he chose to retire as an Islander. "There are a lot of things to like about this club. They're a great young team and John [Tavares] is a great leader. And I would have been really excited to play along side him or Brock Nelson or any of those guys if I weren't retiring."