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The San Jose Sharks Unveil New Team Captain And Alternates

When the beloved Joe Pavelski left the Sharks for the Dallas Stars, he left our boys in teal without a captain.

But alas, the search for a new team captain has finally ended!

Earlier this morning, head coach Peter DeBoer made the announcement that Logan Couture has been named the Sharks’ new captain.

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Here’s what DeBoer said about choosing Couture to wear the C:

“Logan has grown up within that environment and evolved into someone who not only plays his best hockey when it matters the most, but who also leads by example off the ice. He knows what it takes to win and his performance in our recent playoff runs reflects that. Most importantly, Logan has the respect of his teammates and we’re extremely proud to name him as the tenth captain of the San Jose Sharks.”

Couture has spent all 10 years of his NHL career with San Jose and served as an alternate captain from 2015-2019. He also signed a lucrative eight-year, $64 million deal on July 1. During his tenure with Team Teal, he has 507 points, including 240 goals. He also ranks fifth in assists (267), and sixth in games played on the franchise’s all-time list.

Joining Couture will be Brent Burns, Joe Thornton, Tomas Hertl and Erik Karlsson, all serving as Alternate Captains. “We have a great blend of talent and experience amongst these four players who will support Logan as alternate captains,” said DeBoer. “Two of these players are previous captains themselves and we feel this group is a reflection of our team’s identity and their leadership will be counted on both on the ice and in the community.”

The announcement comes one day before the official start of training camp.

What do you think of Logan getting the C?

Read more at NHL.com



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