The long-expected announcement of Dylan Larkin as the next captain of the Detroit Red Wings came Wednesday morning.
— Detroit Red Wings (@DetroitRedWings) January 13, 2021
The Red Wings had been without a captain since Henrik Zetterberg was forced to stop playing due to a back injury at the start of the 2018-19 season. The two season gap is the longest the Red Wings had gone without a named captain in their history.
Via press release, the team confirmed that Luke Glendening and Frans Nielsen will be Larkin’s alternates.