When the London Knights manufactured their 4 large deadline offers, little was talked about about the fact that they experienced moved their overall management group. Their captain – Robert Thomas – was long gone. Cliff Pu, Sam Miletic and Max Jones all served as alternates and – they far too – had been transported out of city. All of a sudden, the Knights had been still left with Evan Bouchard as their only remaining letter in the lineup.
On Thursday, the Knights changed that naming a new captain for the remainder of the time as nicely as a few new alternates as the crew appears to be like to do struggle devoid of their earlier management group.
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The third-yr Knight was the only remaining piece of the team’s earlier management group when the deadline was all stated and performed. Fittingly, the crew made the decision to hand the 18-yr-aged defenceman the keys to crew as they named him the team’s most recent captain with 28 games still left in the 2017-18 time.
Bouchard is the crew leader in plans (15), helps (34) and details (49) and is a major prospect for the approaching NHL Draft. He’s arrived at vocation highs in each individual of the afore talked about offensive groups and sits tied for 100th on the franchise’s all-time checklist in helps.
“Evan has been a large leader for this crew, not just this yr, but due to the fact he started with the franchise,” stated the teams standard manager, Rob Simpson, in a press launch. “With Evan’s practical experience all-around the crew, and in the city as a nicely, he will be a superb consultant for our organization. We are fired up to see him guide this crew and excel in this role.”
We have declared our new management group for the rest of the time.
— London Knights (@GoLondonKnights) January 11, 2018
Bouchard first joined the crew in 2015-16 following the Knights drafted him 17th general in the 2015 OHL draft. Considering that then, the defenceman has gathered 28 plans and 110 details in 151 regular time games with the club to go along with nine details in 24 postseason games.
On major of that, Bouchard was with the crew for their 2015-16 OHL championship – which unquestionably supplies an additional bit of management practical experience for the younger blueliner.
As for the most recent users of the team’s management group, it was also declared that Tyler Rollo, Alex Formenton and Shane Collins would don As for the remainder of the time.
Rollo, an overage ahead, is in his first time with the Knights following coming more than in a trade before in the time from the Peterborough Petes. The 20-yr-aged experienced 5 details in a few games when the Knights obtained him and has due to the fact extra 15 in 31 games with the Knights.
He carries 93 games of OHL practical experience and supplies the crew with a veteran voice in the home.