Captials Name New Captain
The Washington Capitals have announced that Chris Clark will be the new team captain. He will overtake Jeff Haplern, who signed with the Dallas Stars this offseason. Clark will be the 13th captain in team history. The Caps had been considering franchise player Alexander Ovechkin but the Calder Trophy winner politely declined, saying he wants to improve his English before taking on such a huge responsibility. Clark played on Ovechkin's line last season, putting up career highs in goals, 20 and points, 39 while also registering 110 penalty minutes.