Your 2021-22 Captain & Alternate Captains. 🤩 pic.twitter.com/RpcxaKP74U
— Detroit Red Wings (@DetroitRedWings) October 13, 2021
They join returning captain Dylan Larkin, who will wear the C for Detroit for his second season.
As I wrote on Sunday, DeKeyser and Staal wore the A for all three of their preseason games and were two of four players that appeared to be in the running to get the alternate captain designations for the 2021-22 campaign. The other two players were Sam Gagner and Robby Fabbri.
It will mark the first time in over forty years that two defensemen have been assigned letters for the Red Wings.