Justin Abdelkader: New Assistant Captain

As announced today by the Detroit Red Wings, head coach Jeff Blashill named forward Justin Abdelkader the new assistant captain of the team for the upcoming season.

https://twitter.com/DetroitRedWings/status/783321855574872064

Some will agree with the decision and some will be puzzled, however this isn’t surprising. Someone had to be the new assistant, especially with the departure of center Pavel Datsuyk. As of today Justin Abdelkader will don the A for the 2016-2017.

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