The Philadelphia Flyers Officially Announce Their New Team Captain

Published February 14, 2024 at 8:53 PM

After a captaincy drought since March 2022, the Philadelphia Flyers finally have a new leader at the helm. The departure of Claude Giroux to the Florida Panthers at the '22 NHL Trade Deadline left a void, and the Flyers opted to navigate without a captain for a while.

But tonight, the franchise made it official: forward Sean Couturier is stepping up as the Flyers' new captain, marking the 20th in team history. Travis Konecny and Scott Laughton will join him as assistant captains.

"Sean Couturier is the perfect choice to lead the Philadelphia Flyers," remarked Flyers General Manager Daniel Briere. "Drafted here and committed to this city, Sean has truly become a cornerstone player. His journey from a reliable forward to one of the league's top two-way centers and a playoff standout exemplifies true leadership. With the New Era of Orange underway, alongside Dan Hilferty, Keith Jones, and John Tortorella, we couldn't be prouder to have him as our captain."

Reflecting on his new role, Couturier expressed his gratitude, saying,
"It's an incredible honor. This organization holds a special place in my heart, and being named captain means the world to me. Philly is my home, and I'm deeply committed to this team and city. I'll continue to approach the game with the same dedication and focus, supporting my teammates and striving for success together."

With Couturier leading the charge, the Flyers look forward to a promising future, building on the foundation of unity and determination that has brought them this far.

Source: Hockeyfeed
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