Richards named Flyers captain
Almost from the day he was drafted, Flyers center Mike Richards was referred to by many as the future captain of the club.
On Wednesday, that speculation became a reality, as the 23-year-old fourth year center was named as the 17th captain in franchise history, according to general manager Paul Holmgren.
This post a few weeks back looked at all of the vacant captaincies around the league.
“It is something John [Stevens] and I had talked about over the course of the summer time,” said Holmgren. “John has spent a great deal of time with Mike just to make sure that he is ready for this. I spent some time with Mike since he has been back in town, and we are positive it’s the right time to do this with Mike. We look forward to him being the leader of the Flyers for many years to come.”