The Vancouver Canucks have set the 23-man opening night roster for the 2018-19 season, and announced the team’s “leadership appointments.”
The Canucks will start the new campaign without a captain following the retirement of Henrik Sedin in the off-season, instead appointing four alternate captains: Alexander Edler, Bo Horvat, Brandon Sutter and Chris Tanev.
“Alex Edler, Bo Horvat, Brandon Sutter and Chris Tanev form our leadership group as alternate captains, supported by a wider group of veteran players,” Canucks head coach Travis Green said in a team release. “Our team culture will be built from leadership by committee. It will be a big part of our process and our identity each and every game.”
Vancouver opens the season at home on Wednesday against the Calgary Flames at 7:00 p.m. PT/10:00 p.m. ET on Sportsnet.
The Canucks’ opening-night roster is below:
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