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Bruce Boudreau Reveals His Pick for the Next Captain of the Canucks

Published September 7, 2023 at 12:08
BY TOM BANKS
The Vancouver Canucks last few years haven't gone the way anyone would have liked, but with a new coach in town and a talented young roster, they could be a very fun team to watch in 2023-24.

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This is a group no doubt built on young talent, with the Canucks hoping several players can step up in 2023-24, but one thing of note is their lack of captain, with very few obvious veteran options on the roster to fill that role.

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However, former Canucks coach Bruce Boudreau has weighed in on their captaincy role, and his answer certainly won't surprise you.

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I think you guys know who my pick is already. I think there would be a couple of good guys, I think Petey (Elias Pettersson) if he stays there is going to be a great captain. - Bruce Boudreau

Unsurprisingly, Boudreau has thrown his support behind Elias Pettersson, who had a breakout season in 2022-23, tallying his first 100 point season in the NHL, and at 24-years of age, he's got a very bright future ahead of him.


However, as Boudreau alluded too, he is a pending UFA for the summer of 2024, but if the team can convince him to stay, using the captaincy as a bargaining chip, there's no doubt he's the best option for this team.
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