I'm actually not all that in love with him being named Captain. I mean don't get me wrong, it's a great honor and a testament to his leadership, but it's a lot of pressure on a guy who's only making his first appearance at the WJC. It will be a real sink or swim scenario.
Off the top of my head I know Richards was the one year & I'm pretty sure Brayden Schenn was during his last year of eligibility, I could be wrong on the last one though.
RNH was it last year iirc.
2000 Manny Malhotra
2001 Steve McCarthy
2002 Jarret Stoll
2003 Scottie Upshall
2004 Dan Paille
2005 Mike Richards
2006 Kyle Chipchura
2007 Kristopher Letang
2008 Karl Alzner
2009 Thomas Hickey
2010 Patrice Cormier
2011 Ryan Ellis
2012 Jaden Schwartz
2013 Ryan Nugent-Hopkins
2000 Czech Republic Russia Canada
2001 Czech Republic Finland Canada
2002 Russia (11) Canada Finland
2003 Russia (12) Canada Finland
2004 United States Canada Finland
2005 Canada Russia Czech Republic
2006 Canada (12) Russia Finland
2007 Canada (13) Russia United States
2008 Canada (14) Sweden Russia
2009 Canada (15) Sweden Russia
2010 United States (2)Canada Sweden
2011 Russia (13) Canada United States
2012 Sweden (2) Russia Canada
2013 United States (3)Sweden Russia
Last edited by dingbathero: 12-19-2013 at 09:46 AM.
Love it. As for the pressure on Laughton's shoulders, these are the types of situations that he absolutely thrives in. I expect him to have a monster tournament. He might not be the leading scorer on the club, but I certainly expect him to be Team Canada's most important forward.