The long-expected announcement of Dylan Larkin as the next captain of the Detroit Red Wings came Wednesday morning.
Dylan Larkin has been named the 37th captain in Detroit Red Wings franchise history. #LGRW pic.twitter.com/l05lknUP6B
— 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.