Today the Nashville Predators announced their core leadership group and in doing so named Roman Josi as their new Captain. Joining Josi as the Associate Captain will be Ryan Ellis. They also named 3 Assistant Captains in Mattias Ekholm, Ryan Johansen, and Filip Forsberg. Since only two players can wear an A in a game, Ryan Ellis will always wear an A when he plays. The other A will then be rotated between the other 3 players. Of course, with Ellis out to start the year, the other 3 guys will have many more chances to have the A on their jersey.

In naming this group of players to the leadership group, the Predators will have the youngest average age (25.6 years old) of any NHL’s teams group of Captains. Josi and Ekholm will be the oldest players in the group, both at 27 years old.

Congratulations to Roman Josi and the entire new leadership group of the Nashville Predators!

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Nashville Predators Name Roman Josi as the 8th Captain in Franchise History
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Nashville Predators Name Roman Josi as the 8th Captain in Franchise History
The Nashville Predators have named Roman Jodi as their next captain in franchise history. Find out all the details on your newest captain here!
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My name is Daniel Jones, I am from the Washington D.C. area originally, but have lived in Nashville, Tn since 1983. I grew up a fan of the Washington Capitals and I am still partial to them. However, I became a day 1 season ticket holder with the Nashville Predators when they arrived. My wife and I have been hardcore Preds fans ever since. Being asked to cover to the Preds for Puck Planet is both a dream and an honor. I hope to do both the website and Predator fans proud.

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