Best NHL captain from each franchise: Vegas Golden Knights – Mark Stone
I know, I know. The Vegas Golden Knights are a relatively new team in the NHL but they definitely surprised many so early on back in 2018. It’s not easy being an expansion team hoping to find major success early on but the Golden Knights did it while making NHL history.
They reached the Stanley Cup Finals after setting an NHL record 13 playoff wins but unfortunately, were outplayed by the Washington Capitals in a tough series loss. Not all is lost though as their future is bright and well, there is something always special about being named the first-ever captain on an NHL team.
Such is the case with right winger Mark Stone. He will go down in the history books as the first-ever captain of the Golden Knights which was made official in 2021. After being traded to the Golden Knights by the Ottawa Senators, he signed an eight-year contract to call Vegas home as he will continue doing his best to bring the franchise back into the Stanley Cup forefront.
Hopefully, everything falls into place with Stone’s leadership and ability to create plays after making key takeaways converted to points, which is what he’s always been known for throughout his career. So far, Stone has adjusted well to life as a team captain of the Golden Knights despite a severe back injury that required major surgery back in January that put him out indefinitely. Hopefully, he’ll be back to form in the near future to pick up where he left off from.