Flyers officially announce new team captain

He's the latest to don the captain's “C” on his sweater.



For the first time since March of 2022, the Philadelphia Flyers have themselves a team captain. The void was left open with the trade of Claude Giroux to the Florida Panthers at the '22 NHL Trade Deadline, and the Flyers chose to continue forward without a captain for the time being. 

Earlier this evening, the franchise announce that forward Sean Couturier is the official successor to Giroux as Flyers captain, the 20th in team history. 

Travis Konecny and Scott Laughton will serve as assistant captains. 

"Sean Couturier is an ideal choice to be the next leader of the Philadelphia Flyers," said Flyers General Manager, Daniel Briere. "Sean was drafted here and has made Philadelphia his home. I have personally seen his development from a responsible forward to one of the best two-way centermen in the game and a playoff performer. The adversity he has had to overcome has only strengthened his proven leadership. In this New Era of Orange with Dan Hilferty, Keith Jones and John Tortorella at the helm, we couldn't be more proud to call him captain."

“It’s such a great honor. It’s a really prestigious organization so this makes it even more special. This city is my home and I love it here,” said Couturier. “It’s going to be business as usual for me. Nothing is really going to change from me or my game and how I approach things. I love my teammates, how we have grown as a group and I want to make sure we keep going on the right path here.”

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