Originally posted on Rangers Report  |  Last updated 1/21/12
I know, I know. It’s a pet peeve of mine. The actual word is alternate captain. But in this case, the assistants will assist the captains in selecting the all-star rosters. Henrik Lundqvist was assigned to countryman Daniel Alfredsson’s team, which means he will play for co-coach John Tortorella. Here’s the info from the NHL/NHLPA (apologies for the spacing): RANGERS’ LUNDQVIST, MAPLE LEAFS’ LUPUL NAMED ASSISTANT CAPTAINS FOR 2012 NHL ALL-STAR WEEKEND Alfredsson Gets Countryman Lundqvist, Chara Teams With Northeast Rival Lupul; Will Assist In Selecting At 2012 Molson Canadian NHL All-Star Player Fantasy Draft™ NEW YORK / TORONTO (January 21, 2012)—Goaltender Henrik Lundqvist of the New York Rangers and forward Joffrey Lupul of the Toronto Maple Leafs have been named Assistant Captains for the 2012 NHL All-Star Weekend in Ottawa, the National Hockey League Players’ Association and the National Hockey League announced today. Lundqvist joins the team of Captain Da...
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