The Chicago Blackhawks' Next Captain May Have Just Been Revealed
BY SKY SEPTEMBER 15, 2023 (3:56 PM)
Jones Eager to Lead as Next Blackhawks Captain
It seems like the Chicago Blackhawks may have found their next captain in defenseman Seth Jones. The signs are pointing in that direction as Jones not only expressed his desire to wear the "C" but also took to the ice during the team's prospect camp, where he mentored young prospects.
Strong Desire for Leadership
Jones, who recently joined the Blackhawks, has made it clear that he aspires to be the team's captain. In a statement, he mentioned, "I've always wanted to be captain," and credited his past experiences learning from great leaders like Jonathan Toews, Shea Weber, and Nick Foligno for inspiring his leadership ambitions.
A Vocal Leader Regardless
While Jones is openly vying for the captaincy, he also emphasized his willingness to contribute as a vocal leader in the locker room, even if he isn't ultimately named captain. His dedication to being a guiding force for the team is evident in his actions, as seen during the prospect camp.
Commitment to the Blackhawks
At 28 years old, Jones brings a wealth of experience to the Blackhawks. He is signed with the team until 2030, indicating a long-term commitment to Chicago's success both on and off the ice.
A Successful Legacy to Continue
Jonathan Toews held the captaincy role in Chicago since 2008, leaving big shoes to fill. If Jones is chosen as the next captain, he will follow in the footsteps of a beloved leader who guided the team to multiple Stanley Cup victories.
As the Blackhawks prepare for the upcoming season, the question of who will wear the captain's "C" remains unanswered. Still, one thing is clear: Seth Jones is more than ready to lead this team, whether as captain or as a vital presence in the locker room.
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