Brady Tkachuk named captain of Senators, first to wear 'C' since Karlsson

Senators head coach D.J. Smith officially names Brady Tkachuk as their next captain, as he puts on his new jersey for the first time.

The Ottawa Senators have named Brady Tkachuk the 10th captain in franchise history.

The Senators haven't had a captain since Erik Karlsson was traded to the San Jose Sharks in 2018.

Tkachuk signed a seven-year, $57.5-million extension with the Senators during the first week of the season.

“Brady personifies leadership,” Senators owner Eugene Melnyk said. “While on the ice, he craves winning and commands respect. Off of it, he routinely sets a good example for his teammates and carries himself with a combination of confidence and dignity. He’s deserving of this next step in his career. We’re proud to bestow the honour of being the team’s 10th captain upon him.”

The St. Louis native has 128 points (61 goals, 67 assists) in 205 career games for the Senators.

Tkachuk was picked fourth overall by Ottawa in the 2018 NHL Draft.

“Brady’s ingrained understanding of what it means to be a pro has made him the right choice for the team’s captaincy,” said Senators general manager Pierre Dorion. “He holds a unique skill set and places team success above all else. Admired by teammates and coaches, and respected by opponents, he’s certain to serve as a great ambassador for both our team and for the city of Ottawa.”

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