September 18, 2015 9:50 am
Updated: February 10, 2016 2:13 pm

Max Pacioretty named 29th captain of Montreal Canadiens

Left-winger Max Pacioretty has been named 29th captain of the Montreal Canadiens. Global's Tim Sargeant reports.

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MONTREAL – Max Pacioretty has been named 29th captain of the Montreal Canadiens.

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According to the organization, the 26-year-old left-winger was chosen by the players.

Pacioretty addressed reporters in English, as well as a little French.

“Last year prepared me a lot for this. I think whether you have the ‘C’ on your sweater or not, you’re expected to lead this team and we expect everyone to lead the team,” Pacioretty told reporters last Thursday at the Habs’ annual golf tournament.

Andrei Markov, Tomas Plekanec, P.K. Subban and Brendan Gallagher will serve as assistant captains.

Montreal Canadiens winger Max Pacioretty signs autographs after the team’s practice, Tuesday, April 21, 2015 in Saint Jovite, Que.

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The team had gone without a captain in the 2014-15 season after Brian Gionta left to join the Buffalo Sabres.

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Pacioretty made his NHL debut with the Montreal Canadiens in 2009 after being drafted in the first round, 22nd overall, in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft by Montreal.

Montreal Canadiens forward Max Pacioretty takes questions from the media about the 2015-2016 hockey season, Laval, Que., September 10, 2015.

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