The announcement we’ve been waiting on for months has been made official.
Dylan Larkin has been named the 37th captain of the Detroit Red Wings, officially succeeding Henrik Zetterberg and following in the footsteps of Nicklas Lidstrom and Steve Yzerman.
— Detroit Red Wings (@DetroitRedWings) January 13, 2021
The team’s captaincy has been vacant the past two seasons following the retirement of Zetterberg before training camp began in 2018, the first year in their history that nobody wore the “C” on their sweater.
Larkin is a Waterford Township, MI native and grew up a Red Wings fan. He also attended the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and was drafted 15th overall by the Red Wings in the 2014 NHL Draft.