— Ottawa Senators (@Senators) November 5, 2021
Congrats bro!! Proud of ya https://t.co/myCGh8SCnc
— Matthew Tkachuk (@TKACHUKycheese_) November 5, 2021
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.”