The news was made official via a joint news release from Sens GM Bryan Murray and the team owner, Eugene Melnyk. From the official news release:
“I’m excited to get ready for another season,” said Alfredsson. “I’ve been training for about a month and a half and my body feels a lot further ahead of where it was last year at this point. I expect to come into camp stronger and fitter than I did last year.”
“I spoke to my family (about the decision to return) and we are all on the same page – if I am motivated to continue to play, then they will be supportive of me playing. It really came down to asking if I had the motivation to come back and be happy about the decision to return. I definitely feel that way and know that I am ready and have more in the tank to give.”
I believe I speak for everyone when I say, "Alfie! Alfie! Alfie!". You can read the full news release here.