Recently signed to the Ottawa Senators, forward Claude Giroux was named the team's assistant captain on Monday.
L The 34-year-old Ontarian will support captain Brady Tkachuk, while Quebecer Thomas Chabot retains his “A”. He succeeds defender Nikita Zaitsev, who also had this letter embroidered on his jersey during the last campaign.
This will not be the first role of its kind for Giroux, who was the captain of the Philadelphia Flyers from 2012 to 2022, until he was traded to the Florida Panthers last winter.
Giroux, who signed a three-year, 19-year contract .5 million with a no-move clause on July 13, has so far accumulated 294 goals and 923 points in 1,018 outings in the National Hockey League (NHL).