It's quite an honor, especially in hockey. Players take this title seriously. Just take a look at the names preceding the newest one on the list.

As a new NHL season begins, the Detroit Red Wings have named Dylan Larkin the team's captain. He is the 37th in team history and the first since Henrik Zetterberg retired in 2018. According to, there are thirteen members of the Hockey Hall of Fame who captained the Red Wings. Obviously the list is star-studded. Names like Gordie Howe, Marcel Dionne, Alex Delvecchio, Red Kelly, Ted Lindsay, Sid Abel. And the longest serving captain in team history, current General Manager, Steve Yzerman, who was one of those selecting Larkin.

Larkin is a Detroit area native, played at the U of M, and has been with the team for six years now, after being the team's first round draft pick in 2014.

"I think I understand the significance of this role. I've seen it my whole life, been a fan, been around fans, been to games, to know what it means to not only be a Detroit Red Wing but to now be the captain. I couldn't be more honored. I couldn't have ever dreamt it to be like this, but I just try to be myself every day and have a great support system. - Dylan Larkin, Red Wing captain.

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