Vancouver Canucks Farm Team, the Utica Comets, Name Captains

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The Vancouver Canucks minor league affiliate, the Utica Comets, have named forward Colin Stuart as its first captain in franchise history.

Pascal Pelletier and Yann Sauve will serve as assistant captains.

“Colin provides all the qualities that we look for in the leader of our team,” head coach Travis Green said in a release. “His work ethic, integrity and experience make him the ideal candidate to lead this team.  The leadership on this team will continue to come from many players, including Pascal and Yann, but we are proud to make Colin our captain.”

The naming of Stuart and Pelletier shouldn’t come as much of a surprise since they are the eldest players on the team.

Sauve at 23 years old is a bit of a surprise as he is in the younger half of the team.

The Comets are probably hoping he can take a next step in his development by giving him more responsibilities as an assistant.

The Canucks did this with Kevin Bieksa when they named him an assistant to Henrik Sedin.

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