|Posted by Landon Ewaniuk on September 16, 2011 at 4:30 PM|
After much anticipation, it's official, Chris Pronger has been named the 18th Captain in Philadelphia Flyers history. Danny Briere and Kimmo Timonen will serve as alternate captains for the 2011-12 season.
The following is a statement from Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren:
“With Chris’ experience and presence, we felt that he was the perfect player to take over as captain of the Philadelphia Flyers.”
“Having Kimmo and Danny, both former captains in the NHL, serving as alternates, really gives us a strong, dedicated leadership group.”
“All three of these players know what it takes to win and are excellent role models both on and off the ice.” NHL.com
As an Edmonton Oilers fan, I know all about the leadership Chris Pronger brings to the table. Edmonton hasn't been the same team since Pronger's departure. This man was the engine behind the magical Stanley Cup run of 2006.
If Pronger remains healthy, there is no reason why Philadelphia cannot have multiple runs at the Stanley Cup