Max Lajoie is sporting a new letter on his Chicago Wolves sweater – the 25-year-old defenseman has been named the 14th team captain in franchise history.
Lajoie is in his third season with the Wolves and is wearing the “C” on his sweater after serving as an alternate captain in ’21-22.
“It means a lot,” Lajoie said of being named captain. “Last season, I wore an ‘A’ but wearing the ‘C’ is something different and I’m pretty proud of it. We have a good group of guys and I’m excited to be the leader.”
As the new head coach of the Wolves, Brock Sheahan said he wanted to get a feel from players and coaches throughout the first few weeks of the season on who would be the best fit for captain and said Lajoie, “is for sure the right guy.
“Max is so well-respected by his teammates – he goes about his business the right way,” Sheahan added. “He’s 100 percent committed to what we need to do. He’s been an amazing leader from everything I’ve heard from his teammates and the coaching staff.”
In addition to Lajoie’s appointment, Sheahan named four alternate captains. Jack Drury and Ryan Dzingel will wear serve as alternates during home games with William Lagesson and Mackenzie MacEachern wearing the “A” on their sweaters when the team is on the road.
“With this group it’s not only what they do on the ice but it’s how they interact with their teammates in the locker room and how they interact with us as a staff,” Sheahan said. “We have some really good leaders here and that’s why those guys are in those positions.”
Next up: The Wolves travel to Milwaukee to face the Admirals on Wednesday (10:30 a.m., AHLTV).
Upcoming: The Wolves will host the Iowa Wild on Saturday (7 p.m., My50 Chicago; AHLTV). It will be Military Appreciation Night at Allstate Arena. On Sunday, the Wolves will host Milwaukee (3 p.m., AHLTV). It will be Family Sunday and Player Poster Giveaway.
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