Daniel Alfredsson says when he does finally leave the ice, he'd like to end up behind the bench. But, maybe not right away.

The Senators captain told fans in a wide-ranging question-and-answer session posted on the International Ice Hockey Federation website Tuesday he would like to take up coaching after his playing career is over.

Alfredsson is currently the captain for Team Sweden at the World Hockey Championships in Stockholm and Helsinki.

"I don't see myself coaching too soon," said Alfredsson. "I think it takes even more time at the rink than it does as a player to prepare! (He chuckles) Right now, I don't think I'm ready for that.