MAJOR: We Now Know Who The Next Flames Captain Will Be

Published September 13, 2023 at 9:26

After two captain-less seasons following Mark Giordano's departure, the Calgary Flames have kept their promise to announce their new captain this summer, and it looks like they've made their choice.

The Obvious Choice
Despite recent criticism of the Flames' roster, there were a few potential captain candidates. However, they have settled on a choice that many see as the most logical.

In terms of timelines, Conroy said today the Flames will name their captain before the season starts.
That player would undoubtedly be Backlund if he had re-upped this summer. But because he wants to see how the season unfolds, expect the new captain to be Rasmus Andersson.

According to Eric Francis of Sportsnet, the Flames are in the process of officially naming Swedish defenseman Rasmus Andersson as their new captain. Despite his youth, Andersson brings substantial experience to the role, having been with the team for some time.

Playoff Hopes

Despite rumors of significant roster changes this summer, the Flames have stuck to their plan, shaping a roster that now seems ready for a playoff push. Much of their success will depend on how well they rally behind their newly appointed captain.

Since his selection in the second round of the 2016 draft, Andersson has played 377 games for Calgary, accumulating 27 goals and 161 points. If he maintains his consistent performance on both offense and defense, he could hold the captaincy for a long time in Calgary.

As seen on House of Hockey - Next Calgary Flames Captain Revealed by Insider
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MAJOR: We Now Know Who The Next Flames Captain Will Be

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