He joins a roster that includes the Hockey Hall of Famers in Steve Yzerman, Nicklas Lidstrom, Gordie Howe, Ted Lindsay, Sid Abel, Red Kelly, and Alex Delvecchio, and holds an open position When Henrik Zetterberg retired in September 2018.
The announcement was made on Wednesday, the day before Wings opened for the 2021 season.
“Dylan is a highly competitive and mobile player who sets the standards for dedication and behavior for the Red Wings,” Eiserman said in a statement. “This is the time to name our new leader and we are sure Dylan is ready to take on the responsibility. He will be an outstanding leader for us, both on and off the ice.”
Larkin, 24, was the obvious choice. Since the Wings walked out of boot camp in 2015, a year after he was selected 15th in the 2014 draft, Larkin has shown signs of a leader. It has an enormous internal engine, pushing itself hard in and out of the ice, It prides itself on being the red wingEspecially after I have grown up in Waterford.
The plan was to name Larkin captain before the 2019-20 season, but that was under the direction of former General Manager Ken Holland. When Liserman took over in April 2019, he wanted to get to know the players better before making any decisions.
Yserman and Larkin meet during the 2019-20 season.
“I have enjoyed my conversations with him and our discussions about hockey and our team throughout the season,” Lazerman said last May. “I really like him. I think being a member of the wings and improving this team is very important to Dylan, and he takes it very seriously. He’s an excellent player for us, he’s a very important player.”
Larkin has worn the “A” label since 2018. At the time, management wanted to give Larkin a year to grow in the role, especially considering that the Wings were going through tough times with their rebuilding. Before last season, The wings made Luke Glending an alternate captain, And adding it to the set also included Justin Abdelkader (no longer with the team) And Frans Nielsen. Nielsen and Glendening will continue to serve as surrogates for this season.
No player stood in front of the media more than Larkin last season, with losses piling up to 49 – one of the most thankful jobs for being the locker room captain.
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