Report: Daniel Alfredsson hasn't ruled out becoming an NHL coach

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Daniel Alfredsson isn't ready to walk away from the NHL.

The Ottawa Senators great, who announced his retirement in Dec. 2014, has not ruled out the potential of becoming a coach, reports Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun.

From Garrioch:

But former Senators' captain Daniel Alfredsson, who's expected to return to the organization down the road in a role yet to be determined, told the Sun in an interview, he hasn't ruled out the possibility of playing a role on the coaching staff.

Many though still believe he'll slide into a job in the Ottawa front office as a senior VP.

Following his retirement, Alfredsson watched a few games with Senators GM Bryan Murray along with assistants Pierre Dorion and Randy Lee to see what they're looking for when they scout players and then spent time in the front office to get a first-hand look at what goes into the scouting of players on a day-to-day basis.

Alfredsson explained that he's been enjoying his family life, but also didn't rule out taking the opportunity to try something new if it arose.

"Now when you're home and you don't have any real obligations, it's a nice feeling for awhile," he said. "But I feel I want to do something at some point. When that is? I don't know. It's going to come naturally when you feel it's the right time to do something."

The former captain of the Senators spent all but one year of his career in Ottawa becoming a household name for the franchise.

He recorded 1,157 points in a career that included six All-Star game appearances and him winning the Calder and King Clancy trophies.

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