Daniel Alfredsson for Sweden!

Former Ottawa Senators captain Daniel Alfredsson announced his retirement from the NHL yesterday. After playing for the Detroit Redwings for a year, Alfredsson signed a one-day contract with the Senators so he could retire in Ottawa. Some of my photos were used by Newspapers in Sweden. This was my first time shooting for the Swedish photo service Bildbyran.

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It was also my first time shooting NHL hockey since 2012, after covering the team for six years.

IIHF Women’s Hockey – Sweden v. The World

I have been shooting the IIHF Women’s hockey championships happening in Ottawa for Reuters for the last few days. My assignments, thus far, have been to cover the Sweden vs. Whoever games happening at the Nepean Sportsplex. Unfortunately they haven’t been doing so well, but here are a few frames that I like.

Ottawa Senators v. Carolina Hurricanes


Ottawa Senators’ Jakob Silfverberg (L) looks on as Carolina Hurricanes’ Jeff Skinner (C) and Jay Harrison celebrate the game winning goal in overtime during their NHL hockey game in Ottawa February 7, 2013.     REUTERS/Blair Gable     (CANADA)


Ottawa Senators’ Kyle Turris (L) is knocked to the ice by Carolina Hurricanes’ Chad LaRose during the second period of their NHL hockey game in Ottawa February 7, 2013.     REUTERS/Blair Gable     (CANADA)

Ottawa Senators v. Washington Capitals / Montreal Canadiens

Here are a few frames from last weeks Ottawa Senators games agains the Washington Capitals and the Montreal Canadiens.

Washington Capitals' Ovechkin and Ottawa Senators' Karlsson

Washington Capitals’ captain Alex Ovechkin (R) attempts to move the puck past Ottawa Senators’ Erik Karlsson during the first period of their NHL hockey game in Ottawa January 29, 2013.     REUTERS/Blair Gable     (CANADA)

Ottawa Senators' Alfredsson keeps the puck from Washington Capitals' Erskine

Ottawa Senators’ captain Daniel Alfredsson keeps the puck from Washington Capitals’ John Erskine during the first period of their NHL hockey game in Ottawa January 29, 2013.     REUTERS/Blair Gable     (CANADA)

Ottawa Senators' Greening and Montreal Canadiens' Gionta struggle for control

Ottawa Senators’ Colin Greening (L) and Montreal Canadiens’ captain Brian Gionta struggle for control of the puck during the first period of their NHL hockey game in Ottawa January 30, 2013.     REUTERS/Blair Gable     (CANADA)

Ottawa Senators' Smith fights Montreal Canadiens' White

Ottawa Senators’ Zach Smith (R) fights Montreal Canadiens’ Ryan White during the first period of their NHL hockey game in Ottawa January 30, 2013.     REUTERS/Blair Gable     (CANADA)

Ottawa Senators v. New York Rangers | Game 4

I didn’t have time to post these images from the game until now. A bit late, but here they are.

Ottawa Senators’ and New York Rangers’ during game four of their NHL Eastern Conference quarter-final playoff hockey game in Ottawa April 18, 2012.     REUTERS/Blair Gable     (CANADA)

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Ottawa Senators v. Boston Bruins

During a little pre-playoff match-up, the Boston Bruins throughly spanked the Ottawa Senators even though their three top players stayed at home with their feet up. It looks like it will be a quick first round exit for the poor Ottawa Senators.

Ottawa Senators' Spezza moves the puck around Boston Bruins'  Lucic and Ference

Ottawa Senators’ Jason Spezza (C) moves the puck around Boston Bruins’ Milan Lucic and Andrew Ference (R) during the second period of their NHL hockey game in Ottawa April 5, 2012.     REUTERS/Blair Gable     (CANADA)

Ottawa Senators' Karlsson knocks the puck away from Boston Bruins' Marchand

Ottawa Senators’ Erik Karlsson (R) knocks the puck away from Boston Bruins’ Brad Marchand during the first period of their NHL hockey game in Ottawa April 5, 2012.     REUTERS/Blair Gable     (CANADA)

Boston Bruins' Seguin tries to move the puck around Ottawa Senators' Cowen

Boston Bruins’ Tyler Seguin (L) tries to move the puck around Ottawa Senators’ Jared Cowen during the first period of their NHL hockey game in Ottawa April 5, 2012.     REUTERS/Blair Gable     (CANADA)

Ottawa Senators v. Rivals

Senators' Michalek hits Canadiens' Subban
Ottawa Senators’ Milan Michalek (L) hits Montreal Canadiens’ P.K. Subban during the second period of their NHL hockey game in Ottawa March 16, 2012.     REUTERS/Blair Gable     (CANADA)

Senators' Bishop holds down Maple Leafs' Ashton behind the net
Ottawa Senators’ goalie Ben Bishop holds down Toronto Maple Leafs’ Carter Ashton behind the net during the first period of their NHL hockey game in Ottawa March 17, 2012.     REUTERS/Blair Gable     (CANADA)