Which NHL teams do not have captains? Five teams enter the 2021-22 season without captains: the Arizona Coyotes, Calgary Flames, New York Rangers and Ottawa Senators haven’t named replacements for players traded or lost in the expansion draft.
Why don t the Rangers have a captain? Today, the New York Rangers announced they will go with six alternates to start the season. After an entire summer of talking about naming a captain, the decision was made that the time isn’t right to name a one.
Has an NHL team won the Cup without a captain? NHL clubs just do not win titles without an unquestioned captain leading the team during the grueling playoffs. But wait! It has happened before when the 1988-89 Calgary Flames won the Stanly Cup against the Canadiens in the Montreal Forum.
Do hockey teams have to have a captain? Though not required, many captains have previously served as alternate captains of their team. Some selections or removals of NHL captaincies have been controversial, more so than the other North American professional sports leagues.