For the first time since the 2007/08 season there won't be Co-captains on the Calgary Hitmen. 19-year-old centre Cody Sylvester has been given the captaincy.
He will wear the letter full time and is joined by three alternates: Brooks Macek, Spencer Humphries and Jimmy Bubnick.
Sylvester is in his fourth season with the Hitmen. His resume includes Rookie of the Year honours as a 16-year-old and the Petro-Canada Player of the Year award last season.
He's a tireless worker on the ice and shows a team first approach off the ice whether it be by volunteering his time at community events or sliding back from forward to play defence when called upon. He also has the respect of his teammates.
Here is a look back at the history of Hitmen captains:
1995/96 Derek Wood
1996/97 Jeremy Schaefer
1997/98 Ryan Shannon
1998/99 Ryan Shannon
1999/00 Brad Moran
2000/01 Kris Beech
2001/02 Rod Sarich
2002/03 Wade Davis*
2002/03 Patrick Weller
2003/04 Patrick Weller
2004/05 Ryan Getzlaf
2005/06 Brett Carson
2006/07 Dylan Yeo
2007/08 Karl Alzner
2008/09 Kyle Bortis, Carson McMillan (Co-captains)
2009/10 Ian Schultz, Michael Stone (Co-captains)
20010/11 Tyler Fiddler, Matt MacKenzie*, Cody Sylvester, Ben Wilson (Co-captains)
* Traded during the season