Maple Leafs will not name a captain again this season

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"C" you later.

Toronto Maple Leafs head coach Mike Babcock confirmed Thursday that the club will not anoint a new captain for 2017-18.

"With the number of leaders we have in that room, we don't feel it's necessary," added general manager Lou Lamoriello, according to Dave McCarthy of NHL.com. "It's as simple as that."

The club has not had an official captain since trading away Dion Phaneuf in 2016, choosing instead to assign an "A" to four players last season: forwards Tyler Bozak and Leo Komarov, and defensemen Matt Hunwick and Morgan Rielly.

No word on who will raise the Stanley Cup if it comes to that next June.

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