Will Connor Bedard be the Blackhawks next Captain?

Published September 12, 2023 at 3:29 PM

In 2022-2023, the Blackhawks will have to rebuild their foundation in the wake of the end of the Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane dynasty.

In addition to Seth Jones wearing a letter as an Alternate captain, the team will need a new leadership group.

With Connor Bedard's arrival, he has the burden of living up to huge expectations from the team, league, and fans. In the interim, it will be hard to fill Toews' role since he has served as Captain since July 2008.

With the NHL's 32 for 32 series, there was an interesting question asked, who would be the next Blackhawks captain? There was talk of Seth Jones, whose contract is signed long-term with the team, and Connor Murphy, the longest-tenured Blackhawk, but a third option was discussed as well.

According to them, the Oilers and Blackhawks were in a similar position, with the captaincy vacant until McDavid was appointed.

It would be a great idea for the Blackhawks to follow suit, since Bedard is already the face of the franchise, and there are many advantages in waiting.

Bedard could easily earn the Captain's C if he plays up to expectations and stays with the team for some time, just like Jonathan Toews, who served from 2008 to 2023.

Toews would also be able to be honored by the Blackhawks as his legacy is legendary in the Windy City. The team will benefit from allowing Bedard to grow in the role as well.

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Will Connor Bedard be the Blackhawks next Captain?

Will Connor Bedard be the Blackhawks' next captain?

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