An NHL Trend: Keith Yandle and 7 Other Young Future Captains

January 14th, 2012 by Max von Kleist Leave a reply »
There's a new trend in the NHL these days. Captains seem to be getting younger and younger.

In 2007, Sidney Crosby was named captain of the Pittsburgh Penguins at the age of 19, becoming the youngest captain in NHL history.

Two years later, it was Jonathan Toews of the Chicago Blackhawks, who at 20 became the third-youngest captain in NHL history.

The next year, Alexander Ovechkin at 24 became the second-youngest captain in Washington Capitals history.

The following list takes a look at several young players who are most likely to follow in these footsteps.

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