Canucks announce roster, four alternate captains for 2018-19 season

With the Sedin twins make their exit, players like Bo Horvat will have to find a way to put the puck in the back of the net as the Canucks will struggle to find scoring.

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:

FORWARDS
Sven Baertschi
Jay Beagle
Brock Boeser
Loui Eriksson
Nikolay Goldobin
Markus Granlund
Bo Horvat
Brendan Leipsic
Tyler Motte
Elias Pettersson
Tim Schaller
Brandon Sutter
Jake Virtanen

DEFENCEMEN
Alex Biega
Michael Del Zotto
Alexander Edler
Erik Gudbranson
Ben Hutton
Derrick Pouliot
Troy Stecher
Christopher Tanev

GOALTENDERS
Jacob Markstrom
Anders Nilsson

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