The Lethbridge Hurricanes announced their team captain for the 2014-2015 season and wearing the “C” will be Jamal Watson.
The 19-year old from Calgary, who becomes the 24th Captain in Hurricanes history, has played his entire WHL career with the hockey club. In 63 games last season Watson finished 4th in team scoring with 35 points, including 18 goals.
“Watson went through a lot of adversity last year, but through it all maintained his leadership qualities as well as his dedication to the team. He’s a character guy and has worked extremely hard at getting better as a hockey player each day as well as being a positive leader and role model in our dressing room” commentedHead Coach Drake Berehowsky.
The team will have six Assistant Captains this season who will rotate between home and road games. Riley Sheen, Nick Walters, Tyler Bell, Lenny Hackman, Tyler Wong and Carter Folk will all wear an “A” this season.
Sheen led the team in scoring with 49 points (19G, 30A) last season after being acquired earlier in the year from the Seattle Thunderbirds. Already a steady defenceman and leader, Hackman was joined by Walters and Bell were key additions to the blue line after being acquired from Brandon and Moose Jaw respectively. Up front Carter Folk, who played 43 games, with 9 points, after being acquired from Seattle will also wear an “A” along with Tyler Wong who finished 5th in team scoring with 31 points in 52 games last season.