Brad Marchand Reveals his Thoughts on Who Should be the Next Captain in Boston

Arron Murphy
September 5, 2023  (5:10 PM)

Big Changes in Boston


As most fans probably know, this summer marked a significant moment in the NHL when Patrice Bergeron decided to hang up the skates. We've also learned that another veteran centre David Krejci is also retiring after this previous season.
Now, the Boston Bruins are on the hunt for their next team captain, and it appears that Brad Marchand would be the leading candidate for the role.
Marchand, after keeping quiet for a while, has finally addressed the speculation surrounding his potential captaincy. Here's what he had to say:
"[Whether or not I'm named captain] is not something that I really think about too much. Obviously, it's a big honor to be in the leadership group in this organization.

When you look at the guys that have been there before. But we've always done it collectively as a group. So regardless of who wears it, it's a collective thing.

When you lose Bergie and [David] Krejci, leadership is going to come from a group, not from one certain guy or a couple of guys. It's gonna be from a big collective group. So that's what we're going to rely on this year, particularly at a time like this."

With all the big changes for their team, Marchand also speaks on where the leadership will come from in this next season and how their locker room will handle these recent losses.
"I definitely feel that burden, that responsibility. It comes with the territory being around for a while and just kind of how things go. The torch gets passed down and when it's time to kind of lead the way, you got to do it. The same thing is going to go for Chucky and Pasta, and Brando and Lindy at different times as well. We'll all do it at different points throughout the year. When it is your turn to step up."

It's widely expected that the Bruins will officially announce him as their new captain, likely just before the start of the upcoming training camp.