Breaking: The Winnipeg Jets have announced their next captain.

Jets have named their new captain!

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The Winnipeg Jets have named their new captain and it won't be defenseman Dustin Byfuglien, a man many believed was the leading candidate for the job.

On Wednesday the Jets officially announced that forward Blake Wheeler will take over as the organizations new leader on the ice, and furthermore revealed that Wheeler would be flanked by Mark Shceifele and the aforementioned Dustin Byfuglien, his two assistant captains.

There isn't likely to be anything but positive reactions to this announcement, all three men are extremely well respected both within the organization as well as among the fan base, and it's hard to imagine a way this could be spun negatively.

To make the announcement even better the Jets released an awesome video to go along with it and we've included it below. It's well worth your time.