NHL Power Rankings: Alexander Ovechkin And The Top 12 Captains In The NHL

January 17th, 2011 by Andrew J. Kearney Leave a reply »
The NHL is the one league that has actual captains.  You know, ones that physically wear the patented "C" on their jersey.  Throughout NHL history, these men have been a multitude of different players.  Some have been defensemen, others forwards and even goalies as we've seen with Roberto Luongo.

The captain doesn't always have to be the best player on the team.  It's rather the one who displays the most heart and is most instrumental to his team's success.  Captains like Sidney Crosby and Alexander Ovechkin are some of the best players in the world.

One thing is obvious and makes the captain the most distinguished player.  The fact that the captain is the first to touch, raise and hence kiss the Stanley Cup after his team wins is special.  

The captain represents something more in the NHL than any other sport.  It's an honor and privilege to follow in long lineage of other team leaders.  

Here are 12 of the best team leaders in the NHL today. 

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