1. Who will be the next Detroit Red Wings Captain?
Detroit Red Wings General Manager Steve Yzerman knows a thing or two about what it takes to wear the “C” on your jersey for this storied franchise, and he has confirmed that he will be naming a new Captain before the start of the 2020-21 NHL Season.
The Red Wings have not had a Captain since 2017-18 and have only had three hold the prestigious title since the 1986-87 season – Yzerman (1986-2006), Nicklas Lidstrom (2006-12) and Henrik Zetterberg (2012-18).
So, whoever does get the “C” stitched on to their jersey will carry a huge amount of responsibility and history on their shoulders.
Just who will that be?
Well, given the makeup of this Red Wings roster, it would be a shock if Dylan Larkin wasn’t announced as the next Captain of the Detroit Red Wings.
The 15th overall pick in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft by the Red Wings, Larkin has morphed into a franchise cornerstone for this organization, and he’s seen by those within the building as being the one to lead this team into an exciting new era of Detroit hockey.
It is also an obvious choice given that Larkin grew up in the Detroit area and attended the University of Michigan, so he knows what it takes to represent this storied Original Six franchise and just how lucky he is to be able to pull on that iconic jersey.
With 266 points (107 G, 159 A) in 389 career NHL games for the Detroit Red Wings, Dylan Larkin is the present and the future of this franchise and his expected announcement as Captain in 2020-21 should mark what should be an exciting new era for this team who long a return to the glory days.
And they will hope that hometown boy Dylan Larkin can lead them there.