Carolina Hurricanes coach Bill Peters (beginning at the 28:00 mark) and NHL free-agent forward Sam Gagner joined the Marek Vs. Wyshynski podcast this week, as Peters discussed the team and his new contract. Peters said he sees Teravainen skating with Sebastian Aho, a Finnish rookie, and Elias Lindholm, who had 39 points in 82 games last season.
For each team, I’ll summarize each team’s most recent three captaincies, to give an idea of the legacy the candidates would be inheriting, and three players I deem most likely to become the next captain, with an explanation. Recent Captains Now-GM Ron Francis was drafted by the Hurricanes when they were the Hartford Whalers. He spent the 1980s in Hartford and spent much of the 1990s in Pittsburgh following a blockbuster trade. He returned in 1998/99, their second year in Carolina. The following season, Francis was given back the captaincy. While wearing the “C”, Francis scored 302 points in 390 games, won a Lady Byng, and led the Hurricanes to two playoff appearances and the 2002 Stanley Cup