Bruce Boudreau Shares his Choice for the Canucks' Next Captain

Published September 7, 2023 at 1:48 PM

Despite boasting a roster filled with talent, the Vancouver Canucks have struggled to hit the right notes in recent seasons. But with a fresh coaching face at the helm and undiminished talent, this might be the season they turn heads.

The Year of the Canucks?

Eagerly awaiting the next season, Canucks fans are betting on their young stars to rise to the occasion. Players like Quinn Hughes and Elias Pettersson are the kind of players franchises dream of. The looming question? Can they lead the team to glory?

A key ingredient missing from the Canucks' recipe for success might just be the appointment of a dedicated team captain.

Their former head coach Bruce Boudreau shared his opinion on the subject.


Boudreau's Perspective

Former Canucks head coach Bruce Boudreau shared:

I think you guys know who my pick is already. I think there would be a couple of good guys, I think Petey (Elias Pettersson) if he stays there is going to be a great captain. - Bruce Boudreau

Boudreau's nod towards Pettersson mirrors the sentiment of many fans. The reason?

At just 24, Pettersson already showcased his prowess by racking up 102 points in his breakout season.

Pettersson will soon be a free agent and he could decide to leave the Canucks. If he commits, it seems inevitable that he'll be team captain.

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Bruce Boudreau Shares his Choice for the Canucks' Next Captain

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