Monday, September 12, 2011

Rangers Name Ryan Callahan 26th NYR Captain

Last night the Rangers stated that today the next captain for the New York Rangers along with the two alternate captains would be named. So the speculation began and the front runner was clearly Ryan Callahan.

The only question I had was whether Brad Richards, the newly signed center, would be named as one of the alternates or whether that would go to Brandon Dubinsky. I got my answer a few minutes ago.

According to the NYR website:
New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that forward Ryan Callahan has been named the 26th captain in franchise history. Brad Richards will join Marc Staal as the club's two alternate captains.

"Ryan Callahan embodies all the leadership qualities we seek from our Captain," Sather said.  "He leads by example with courage and a tireless work ethic on and off the ice, which is why he is so deserving of this honor."

Callahan, 26, has served as a Rangers Alternate Captain for the last two seasons after being named to the post on October 2, 2009.  He captured a silver medal with Team USA at the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver, Canada, and is a two-time Steven McDonald Extra Effort Award winner (2008-09 and 2009-10).

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