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Alternate Captain

What is Alternate Captain?

Also referred to as an "assistant captain", an alternate captain is a team representative responsible for discussions of rule interpretation when the captain is not on the ice. An alternate captain can be recognized by the "A" on the front of their jersey.

Teams are allowed to name up to 4 alternate captains.

Sporting Charts explains Alternate Captain

Alternate captains are usually either star players, players that log a large amount of ice time, or veteran players that exhibit many leadership qualities.

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