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Dylan Larkin On Being Named Captain Of The Detroit Red Wings

from Ted Kulfan of the Detroit News,

"It's hard to put into words," Larkin said in a Zoom session with media after Wednesday's practice. "I understand the significance of this role. I've seen it, been around it, I've been a fan and been to games. I can't be more honored.

"I try to be myself every day and I have a great support system. It doesn't stop here. I don't change who I am. It means so much to me."

Centers Luke Glendening and Frans Nielsen will serve as alternate captains for the 2020-21 season.

Larkin met with general manager Steve Yzerman — obviously himself a legendary Wings captain — Tuesday and gladly accepted the role of captain.

"It was special," said Larkin of the meeting. "I didn't need a big announcement or anything like that. Steve asked me whether I was willing to take on the responsibility and I said 'absolutely.'

"He said he wasn't big on giving guys advice, but said not to put too much pressure on myself and not change who you are because of your role on the team."

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added 4:02pm, Below, the last four captains.

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Rumbear's avatar

Outstanding news!!!

LGRW !!!!!

Posted by Rumbear from Top O the Hasek, sing along The YzerMan Can!...... on 01/13/21 at 04:04 PM ET

OlderThanChelios's avatar

What a shock. Who could have seen this coming?  LOL

He’s such a great choice. So, here’s to a long tenure for Dylan as captain.

Posted by OlderThanChelios from Grand Rapids, MI on 01/13/21 at 07:04 PM ET

SYF's avatar

Not surprising, but still great news.

Posted by SYF from impossible and oddly communally possessive sluts on 01/13/21 at 08:46 PM ET

bigfrog's avatar

Congratulations Dylan.  cheese

Posted by bigfrog on 01/13/21 at 09:53 PM ET

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I look forward to the day he accepts The Cup.

Posted by evileye on 01/14/21 at 11:38 AM ET

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