Aye, aye captain

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Alex Ovechkin, 24, is the second-youngest player and the first European to be named captain of the Capitals. His 13 predecessors, the years they served and how old they were when they were named captain:

Chris Clark2006-0930
Jeff Halpern2005-0629
Steve Konowalchuk2001-0428
Brendan Witt2001-0226
Adam Oates1999-200137
Dale Hunter1994-9934
Kevin Hatcher1992-9426
Rod Langway1982-9325
Ryan Walter1979-8221
Guy Charron1978-7929
Yvon Labre1975-7825
Bill Clement1975-7624
Doug Mohns1974-7541

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