Friday , January 15 2021

Golden Knights: Mark Stone preferred to Max Pacioretty as captain

The Vegas Golden Knights named their first captain since making their debut in the National Hockey League (NHL) on Wednesday, embroidering the “C” on forward Mark Stone’s jersey.

Stone, 28, worked as an assistant captain during the last campaign, as did ex-Montreal Canadiens captain Max Pacioretty and Reilly Smith.

The former Ottawa Senators also played a full first season with the Knights in 2019-2020, accumulating 21 goals and 63 points in 65 games, while showing a +15 rating. He added seven goals and 17 points in 20 playoff games.

The Nevada club will begin their fourth year on the Bettman Tour on Thursday night when they host the Anaheim Ducks.

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