Identity of next Montreal Canadiens captain reportedly leaked

Is this the new Habs captain?

Michael Whitaker

The Montreal Canadiens did not have a captain this year, as Shea Weber's professional career all but officially ended at the conclusion of the 2021 Stanley Cup Final that saw the Habs miss their chance at a title for the 1st time since 1993. 

Of course, last year was the season from hell for Montreal, who would fire head coach Dominique Ducharme after an abysmal start en route to finishing dead last in the NHL at 22-49-11. 

However, it appears as though a new dawn of leadership is on the horizon for the bleu, blanc et rouge. According to David Pagnotta of The Fourth Period, he believes it will be forward Brendan Gallagher, who is the second longes tenured member of the Habs behind goaltender Carey Price, who will be donning the C and officially succeeding Weber.

"I'd be really surprised if it wasn't Gallagher." - David Pagnotta

Drafted 147th overall by the Habs in 2010, Gallagher has appeared in 638 career games, scoring 194 goals and 187 assists. He also has 31 points in 71 career postseason games.