The Maple Leafs have themselves a new captain.
Toronto named John Tavares team captain ahead of its series opener Wednesday against the Ottawa Senators. This is the 29-year-old center’s second season with the Maple Leafs following a career season (47 goals, 41 assists) during the Leafs’ 2018-19 campaign.
Defenseman Dion Phaneuf was the last man to serve as Toronto’s captain, holding the title from 2010-16.
Tavares’ first game as captain certainly went well, as the Maple Leafs defeated the Ottawa Senators 5-3 at Scotiabank Arena.
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