If Ottawa Senators captain Daniel Alfredsson was trying to inspire his troops with a promise to join Twitter after they clinched a playoff spot, it worked.
His team won 2-1 in overtime on Thursday (rookie tweeter Erik Karlsson earning two assists) and not long after, the 40-year-old Swede sent his first tweet.
Here’s how it all played out online.
Alfredsson is the second-oldest NHLer to be an active tweeter behind Jaromir Jagr, who is 41 years, two months and 11 days old.
He accumulated just short of 16,000 (15,830 when this reporter checked) followers in the 12 hours since Karlsson’s tweet was sent out at 10:45 p.m., an average of about 22 per minute.
He was only following the Senators, teammates Karlsson and Marc Methot, the player’s union, fellow Swede Victor Hedman of the Tampa Bay Lightning and former teammate Mike Fisher as of publication time.
Fourteen of the 21 Senators who dressed Thursday now have Twitter, plus the scratched Matt Kassian and Mike Hoffman.
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