Sep 26, 2013; Vancouver, British Columbia, CAN; Vancouver Canucks forward Henrik Sedin (33) is congratulated by forward Ryan Kesler (17) and defenseman Kevin Bieksa (3) and defenseman Alexander Edler (23) and forward Daniel Sedin (22) after scoring against New York Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist (30) (not pictured) during the first period at Rogers Arena. Mandatory Credit: Anne-Marie Sorvin-USA TODAY Sports

John Tortorella Still Deciding on Vancouver Canucks Captains


Vancouver Canucks head coach John Tortorella says he hasn’t decided which players will be the team’s alternate (assistant) captains for the 2013-14 season.

Henrik Sedin will remain the captain of the team, but whether Daniel Sedin, Ryan Kesler, Kevin Bieksa will remain assistants is up in the air.

When Henrik was announced as captain in 2010, the Canucks also announced Daniel, Kesler, Bieksa, and Manny Malhotra as assistants. Daniel and Kesler wore the ‘A’ at home while Bieksa and Malhotra did it on the road.

The fourth assistant captain position was never filled after Malhotra was shut down last season, so Tortorella could just be alluding to that assistant captain position.

Candidates to be named include Alexandre Burrows, Dan Hamhuis, and Alexander Edler.

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