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NHL: Edmonton Oilers Name D Andrew Ference Team Captain
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NHL: Edmonton Oilers Name D Andrew Ference Team Captain

Sep 30 2013, 12:55am CDT | by

The Edmonton Oilers named defenseman Andrew Ference as team captain on Sunday.

The Edmonton Oilers named defenseman Andrew Ference as team captain on Sunday. This is confirmed by the Edmonton Sun's Derek Van Diest, who adds Ference will be the franchise's 14th team captain in...

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NHL: Edmonton Oilers Name D Andrew Ference Team Captain

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The Edmonton Oilers named defenseman Andrew Ference as team captain on Sunday.

The Edmonton Oilers named defenseman Andrew Ference as team captain on Sunday.

This is confirmed by the Edmonton Sun's Derek Van Diest, who adds Ference will be the franchise's 14th team captain in their existence. Ference, who was signed by Edmonton as a free agent this season after spending seven years with the Boston Bruins whom he won a Stanley Cup with in 2011, succeeds Shawn Horcoff.

Ference, a native of Edmonton, said being Oilers team captain is "the ultimate honor," per the NHL's official website

"It's not something that I could have accurately guessed would have happened for myself. It's been an incredible ride. Every year that I got closer to making it, and then finally making it to the NHL, the privilege of being in this league became more and more apparent.

"To be able to come back to my hometown and put on the Oilers jersey, letter or not, I know how fortunate I am. It's an ultimate honor." 

Oilers head coach Dallas Eakins actually made the announcement in a gathering attended by players, their wives, coaches, training staff and management at owner Daryl Katz's residence on September 28, according to Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal

Eakins said Ference is the ideal leader.

"He's everything you look for...you start rattling off words like 'complete,' 'honest,' 'commitment' --- this young man has everything you want in a leader.

"He's the most important man in this organization because he has to unite the players. He's the captain. They're all in with a common goal (winning) and he has to include them all, push them in the right direction, inspire them. He has a lot of different jobs." 

Ference's teammate and Oilers left wing Taylor Hall says it's a great move.

"I think it's great. He has a lot of experience in winning and that's important for our group. We don't really have a lot of that, especially with the young guys here. He's come in, he's really taken charge off-ice and on-ice, he's a really good guy and I think it's the right move for us."  

The 34-year-old Ference is entering his 14th NHL season. An eighth-round draft pick of the Pittsburgh Penguins in 1997, he has amassed 37 goals and 156 assists for 193 points to go along with 645 penalty minutes so far. 

He has also suited up for the Calgary Flames

 
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Eakins: Oilers have ‘extra mojo’ against the East

Oct 28 2014 5:34pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

LEDUC, Alta. — These are heady times for Taylor Hall and the Edmonton Oilers. The Oilers (4-4-1) have won four straight games against Eastern Conference teams. But now comes an all too familiar challenge for Edmonton: trying to match up against their Western rivals. More NHL on Sportsnet: Subscribe: Rogers GameCentre Live Rogers Hometown Hockey | Broadcast Schedule Sportsnet Fantasy Hockey Pool Edmonton began the season 0-4-1 against Western teams before get ...
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Eakins: Oilers have ‘extra mojo’ against the East

Oct 28 2014 5:34pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

LEDUC, Alta. — These are heady times for Taylor Hall and the Edmonton Oilers. The Oilers (4-4-1) have won four straight games against Eastern Conference teams. But now comes an all too familiar challenge for Edmonton: trying to match up against their Western rivals. More NHL on Sportsnet: Subscribe: Rogers GameCentre Live Rogers Hometown Hockey | Broadcast Schedule Sportsnet Fantasy Hockey Pool Edmonton began the season 0-4-1 against Western teams ...
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Eakins: Oilers have ‘extra mojo’ against the East

Oct 28 2014 5:34pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

LEDUC, Alta. — These are heady times for Taylor Hall and the Edmonton Oilers. The Oilers (4-4-1) have won four straight games against Eastern Conference teams. But now comes an all too familiar challenge for Edmonton: trying to match up against their Western rivals. More NHL on Sportsnet: Subscribe: Rogers GameCentre Live Rogers Hometown Hockey | Broadcast Schedule Sportsnet Fantasy Hockey Pool Edmonton began the season 0-4-1 against Western te ...
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Eakins: Oilers have ‘extra mojo’ against the East

Oct 28 2014 5:34pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

LEDUC, Alta. — These are heady times for Taylor Hall and the Edmonton Oilers. The Oilers (4-4-1) have won four straight games against Eastern Conference teams. But now comes an all too familiar challenge for Edmonton: trying to match up against their Western rivals. More NHL on Sportsnet: Subscribe: Rogers GameCentre Live Rogers Hometown Hockey | Broadcast Schedule Sportsnet Fantasy Hockey Pool Edmonton began t ...
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Oilers name Eberle, Hall alternate captains

Oct 7 2014 2:17pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

The Edmonton Oilers named Jordan Eberle and Taylor Hall alternate captains for the 2014-15 season on Tuesday. #Oilers name alternate captains –> @hallsy04 and @ebs_14 will wear A's this season alongside Captain @Ferknuckle. pic.twitter.com/6cFLGZrBKy — Edmonton Oilers (@EdmontonOilers) October 7, 2014   Hall, 22, is entering his fifth season with the team having amassed 225 points in 246 game ...
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Oilers name Eberle, Hall alternate captains

Oct 7 2014 2:17pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

The Edmonton Oilers named Jordan Eberle and Taylor Hall alternate captains for the 2014-15 season on Tuesday. #Oilers name alternate captains –> @hallsy04 and @ebs_14 will wear A's this season alongside Captain @Ferknuckle. pic.twitter.com/6cFLGZrBKy — Edmonton Oilers (@EdmontonOilers) October 7, 2014   Hall, 22, is entering his fifth season with the team having amassed 225 points in 246 games. He led the team in points last year (80) and has finished in the top 10 in league ...
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7 weeks ago

Oilers name Eberle, Hall alternate captains

Oct 7 2014 2:17pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

The Edmonton Oilers named Jordan Eberle and Taylor Hall alternate captains for the 2014-15 season on Tuesday. #Oilers name alternate captains –> @hallsy04 and @ebs_14 will wear A's this season alongside Captain @Ferknuckle. pic.twitter.com/6cFLGZrBKy — Edmonton Oilers (@EdmontonOilers) October 7, 2014   Hall, 22, is entering his fifth season with the team having amassed 225 points in 246 games. He led the team in points last year (80) and has finished in the to ...
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7 weeks ago

Oilers name Eberle, Hall alternate captains

Oct 7 2014 2:17pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

The Edmonton Oilers named Jordan Eberle and Taylor Hall alternate captains for the 2014-15 season on Tuesday. #Oilers name alternate captains –> @hallsy04 and @ebs_14 will wear A's this season alongside Captain @Ferknuckle. pic.twitter.com/6cFLGZrBKy — Edmonton Oilers (@EdmontonOilers) October 7, 2014   Hall, 22, is entering his fifth season with the team having amassed 225 points in 246 games. He led the team in points last year (80) and has fi ...
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