On Thursday, the Carolina Hurricanes announced that they had appointed former Washington Capital Justin Williams as their captain, heading into the 2018-19 NHL season.
The three-time Stanley Cup champion inked a two-year deal with the Canes after his contract with the Capitals came to an end following the 2016-17 season.
The 36-year-old forward, who expressed his frustration at how the Canes 2017-18 season ended, will become the franchise’s 16th captain, and just the eighth since the team moved to North Carolina.
— Carolina Hurricanes (@NHLCanes) September 13, 2018
Jordan Staal and Justin Faulk, who were co-captains for the 2017-18 season, will now serve as alternate captains.
Williams scored 16 goals and tallied 35 assists in 82 games with the Hurricanes in 2017-18. He ranked third on the team in both points and assists.
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