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Oilers head coach confirms one part of a major rumor for next season.

The Oilers will officially have a leader on the ice.

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The Edmonton Oilers will officially have a leader on the ice next season.

A report from the Edmonton Oilers official website has revealed through comments made by head coach Todd McLellan that the organization will have a captain next season, confirming one half of a rumor that has been floating around this summer.

From the website:

Oilers Head Coach Todd McLellan confirmed with the media on Wednesday at the Mark Spector Golf Classic that the club will have a captain on opening night, when the team hosts Calgary on October 12.

“Will we have a captain? Yeah, we will,” said McLellan.

When pressed on who it might be, McLellan simply repeated himself.

“We will have a captain.”

Now of course the question becomes the focus of the second half of the rumor, will Connor McDavid become the youngest captain in the history of the National Hockey League?