The Chicago Blackhawks Next Captain Seems to be Decided

Published January 12, 2024 at 2:08 PM
The Chicago Blackhawks have inked a two-year, $9 million contract extension with Nick Foligno, underscoring their commitment to the veteran forward.

Blackhawks reporter Mark Lazarus has raised speculation about Foligno potentially becoming the mentor for emerging star Connor Bedard.

Lazarus commented:

"So you've gotta just give Foligno the captaincy now and buy Bedard a couple years before slapping the 'C' on him at age 20/21, right?"

This perspective introduces discussions about the team's leadership in the coming seasons, as they've been left without a captain since Toews left.

Foligno's experience and leadership qualities position him as a likely candidate for the captaincy, especially during the Blackhawks' transitional phase.

If the team aims for playoff contention in the 2025-26 season, having Foligno as captain could pave the way for Bedard to assume the leadership role in the subsequent season and beyond.

The contract extension not only cements Foligno's role on the team but also triggers intriguing discussions about the Blackhawks' future leadership.
January 12   |   217 answers
The Chicago Blackhawks Next Captain Seems to be Decided

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