Former Detroit Red Wings F Justin Abdelkader named captain of 2021 U.S. National Team

According to a press release from USA Hockey, former Detroit Red Wings F Justin Abdelkader has been named captain of the 2021 Men’s U.S. National Team.

From USA Hockey:

Justin Abdelkader (Muskegon, Mich.) has been named captain of the 2021 U.S. Men’s National Team.

“We’re excited to have Justin leading this team and our country here in Latvia,” said head coach Jack Capuano (Cranston, R.I.). “This is a special group who’ve all made sacrifices to be here, who’ve capitalized on the opportunity to wear the USA crest, and we intend to play with that pride and effort every game. Justin, Matt and Colin will be our leaders on the ice, but we have a special brotherhood here in this locker room and we’re excited to see everyone play for each other and represent our country well.”

Congrats, Justin!