Barkov named the new Captain of the Florida Panthers

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Aleksander Barkov is now the 10th Captain in Franchise history. The 23 year old is replacing Derek MacKenzie who served as captain the previous 2 years.

Barkov was selected 2nd overall in the 2013 draft, which featured, Nathan Mackinnon, Johnathan Drouin, Seth Jones and many more stars. Barkov currently ranks 3rd in his draft class for total points with 249.

He is going to be one of the best players in the league and we congratulate him on his new captaincy.