Mika Zibanejad

And The Next Rangers Captain Is….

Last time the Rangers had a captain, they had just announced they were starting a rebuild.  Since that time, the team has seen fit to go with alternates only, a scenario that will now stretch extend the period without a captain to three years, eight months and eleven days by Wednesday’s home opener.

Instead, the team will once again go with six alternates: 

Barclay Goodrow

Chris Kreider

Artemi Panarin

Ryan Strome

Jacob Trouba

Mika Zibanejad

Interestingly, they included just one defenseman, and did not include Adam Fox in the mix.  Gallant had previously stated that the Rangers would have a captain by opening night, but perhaps with the extension signed by Mika Zibanejad yesterday, the calculation changed.  For whatever reason, it extends the longest period the team has been without a captain.

The current three years, eight months and nine days are the longest the Rangers have been without a captain by some measure.  Previously the Rangers went without a captain from December 12th 1948, through to the start of the next season in November.  Again in 1951, the Rangers went without a captain from December 6th through to November 4th, 1953 when Don Raleigh finally took over.

Last time the Rangers had a captain, they had just announced they were starting a rebuild.  Since that time, the team has seen fit to go with alternates only, a scenario that will now stretch extend the period without a captain to three years, eight months and eleven days by Wednesday’s home opener.

Instead, the team will once again go with six alternates: Barclay Goodrow

Chris Kreider

Artemi Panarin

Ryan Strome

Jacob Trouba

Mika Zibanejad

Interestingly, they included just one defenseman, and did not include Adam Fox in the mix.  Gallant had previously stated that the Rangers would have a captain by opening night, but perhaps with the extension signed by Mika Zibanejad yesterday, the calculation changed.  For whatever reason, it extends the longest period the team has been without a captain.

The current three years, eight months and nine days are the longest the Rangers have been without a captain by some measure.  Previously the Rangers went without a captain from December 12th 1948, through to the start of the next season in November.  Again in 1951, the Rangers went without a captain from December 6th through to November 4th, 1953 when Don Raleigh finally took over.

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