Being a captain of an NHL team is not an easy task. They are the face of the franchise, the one player who represents his team to the fans as well as on the ice when the game is on the line. There have been a lot of great captains in NHL history, and there have been a lot of young players given the letter.
The Three Youngest Players To Be Named Captain In NHL History
Of the five youngest captains in NHL history, four of them have come in the salary cap era, and four of the five have led their team to Stanley Cups.
Being named captain has to be one of the biggest honors in the NHL, but to be captain at such a young age just adds something even more exciting to the mix.
With teams like the Chicago Blackhawks, Anaheim Ducks and Seattle Kraken all not having a captain heading into the 2023-24 season, there are a lot of potential young stars who could take on the letter.
Connor Bedard will definitely be a leader with the Blackhawks, and Trevor Zegras could very well be the next captain in Anaheim. Today though let’s look back at some of the youngest captains the NHL has ever seen.
All three have a few things in common. They are still with their current team and all have had a lot of success with their franchise.