Ryan O’Reilly wasn’t long in St. Louis Bruce, but he spent almost every minute of the last two seasons in a blue note sweater that looked like a leader.
On Friday, Bruce officially acknowledged it by awarding a C to the 29-year-old center. He will take over the team captain of Alex Pietrangero, who left as a free agent for the Vegas Golden Knights after last season.
Vladimir Talasenko, Bradenschen and Colton Paraiko wear A as assistant captains.
“Ryan’s work ethic on ice and on ice and his daily commitment are second to none,” said Craig Berube. “He sets an example of how hard he works during practice and games, and the coaching staff conveys the right message to the entire team.”
— FOX Sports Midwest (@FSMidwest) December 23, 2020
The next season will be the first season of 29-year-old O’Reilly as team captain. He was the assistant captain of Bruce last season and was the assistant captain of the Buffalo Sabers before arriving in St. Louis in 2018.
29-year-old Tarasenko has been an assistant captain for the past four seasons. Shen (29) and Paraiko (27) will be wearing the A for the first time in their NHL career.
Bruce nominates O'Reilly's captain.Thalassenko, Shen, Paraiko become assistants
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