NHL Power Rankings: Top Captains for Every Team

August 6th, 2010 by Tom Schreier Leave a reply »
The NHL is composed of 30 teams. Each team may designate one player as the captain, who has the "sole privilege of discussing with the referee any questions relating to interpretation of the rules which may arise during the progress of the game."

Captains are required to wear the letter "C" on their uniform to distinguish them as team captain.

Teams may choose to designate two players as alternate captains, identified with an "A" on their chest. A team may choose to have three alternate captains.

As of August 5th, the Anaheim Ducks, Atlanta Thrashers, Edmonton Oilers, Montreal Canadiens, New York Islanders, and the San Jose Sharks have not designated a captain for the upcoming season.

The following is a list of the 24 captains in the NHL, ranked according to their ability to lead a team.

The criteria of a good captain is that he is the best player on the team to do the job and his positive intangibles outweigh his shortcomings.

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