Alfredsson, Chara named captains

NEW YORK -- Daniel Alfredsson of the host Ottawa Senators and Zdeno Chara of the defending Stanley Cup champion Boston Bruins will serve as captains for the NHL All-Star Game.

Picked by their fellow All-Stars, they will lead the team selection process at the Jan. 26 "fantasy draft" and set the rosters for the All-Star skills competition.

The league said Wednesday that "Team Alfredsson" would wear white jerseys and red pants, with "Team Chara" in dark blue jerseys and pants.

Alfredsson is in his 16th NHL season, all with Ottawa. The right wing has been the Senators' captain since 1999-2000, the league's longest active streak. The 39-year-old Swede will make his sixth All-Star appearance at the Jan. 29 game.

In his 14th NHL season, Chara also is making his sixth All-Star appearance. The 34-year-old defenseman from Slovakia spent four seasons with the Senators from 2001-02 through 2005-06.