In one of the most deserved honors in franchise history, Patrice Bergeron is the new captain of the Boston Bruins.
The team made the announcement Thursday, which comes after the recent departure of Zdeno Chara, who had held the honor since the 2006 season.
Selecting Bergeron was not surprising, as he’s been a franchise stalwart since being drafted into the organization in 2003.
The Bruins released a video making the announcement, and it looked back at others to wear the “C” in Boston.
Bergeron is the 20th captain in team history.
Boston’s season will begin next Thursday in New Jersey against the Devils.