DeBoer: Golden Knights to name 1st captain before next season

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The Vegas Golden Knights will name their first captain in franchise history prior to the start of the 2020-21 campaign, head coach Pete DeBoer said Wednesday, according to The Athletic's Jesse Granger.

Forwards Mark Stone and Reilly Smith along with defensemen Deryk Engelland and Nate Schmidt currently serve as the four alternate captains. Smith and Engelland have held their roles since the club's inaugural 2017-18 season.

Winger Max Pacioretty is the only player on the Golden Knights' roster who has donned the "C" at the NHL level, serving as captain of the Montreal Canadiens for three seasons (2015-18).

The Golden Knights, Detroit Red Wings, New York Rangers, Ottawa Senators, and New Jersey Devils are the only teams in the league currently without a captain.

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DeBoer: Golden Knights to name 1st captain before next season
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