2 Updates
NHL: Edmonton Oilers Name D Andrew Ference Team Captain
Photo Credit: Getty Images

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...

Filed under: news

YouTube Videos

 
 
 

43 weeks ago

NHL: Edmonton Oilers Name D Andrew Ference Team Captain

Sep 30 2013, 12:55am CDT | by

NHL: Edmonton Oilers Name D Andrew Ference Team Captain Photo Credit: Getty Images

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

 
Update
2

1 week ago

Former Bruin Andrew Ference Wins ‘Throwback Thursday,' Others Need Not Apply

Jul 24 2014 2:10pm CDT | Source: Bruins Blog, Boston Globe

Andrew Ference decided to have some fun this Thursday, substituting his own phrase for the day and including a photo that is easily the frontrunner for thi ...
Source: Bruins Blog, Boston Globe   Full article at: Bruins Blog, Boston Globe
 

 

Don't miss ...

 


Poch de la Rosa follows all major U.S. sports: NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL and the NCAA. His favorite teams are the Colts, Braves, Pacers, Sharks and Irish, respectively.

 

blog comments powered by Disqus

Latest stories

Indian medal winners at the 2014 Commonwealth Games
Glasgow, Aug 1 (IANS) The following is the list of Indian medal winners at the 2014 Commonwealth Games here:
 
 
Perfect day for Indian shuttlers at CWG
Glasgow, Aug 1 (IANS) Indian shuttlers had a perfect day at the Commonwealth Games as all of them won their respective Round of 16 matches to proceed to the quarter-finals at the Emirates Arena here Thursday.
 
 
Tintu fails to qualify for women's 800m final
Glasgow, Aug 1 (IANS) Indian athlete Tintu Luka failed to qualify for the women's 800 metres final at the Commonwealth Games here Thursday.
 
 
Gowda wins India's first athletics gold at 2014 CWG
Glasgow, August 1 (IANS) Vikas Gowda brought in India's first athletics medal from the 2014 Commonwealth Games when he won the discus throw gold in the final at the Hampden Park Stadium here Thursday.
 
 
 

Latest from the Network

Indian medal winners at the 2014 Commonwealth Games
Glasgow, Aug 1 (IANS) The following is the list of Indian medal winners at the 2014 Commonwealth Games here: Gold: Sanjita Khumukchan: women's 48 kg weightlifting Sukhen Dey: men's 56 kg weightlifting Abhinav Bindra:...
Read more on Sport Balla
 
Zoe Saldana is a 'bad influence' on sisters
Zoe Saldana claims she is a ''bad influence'' on her sisters, Mariel and Cisley. The 36-year-old actress, who is reportedly expecting twins with husband Marco Perego, admits she has ''almost 10'' hidden tattoos on her...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Kylie Jenner gets new Range Rover for birthday
Kylie Jenner has got a new Range Rover ahead of her birthday. The 16-year-old reality TV star - who will turn 17 on August 10 - shared a photograph of the expensive black vehicle, believed to have been a gift from her...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Ne-Yo sues accountant for $8 million
Ne-Yo is suing his former accountant for $8 million. The 'Closer' hitmaker, real name Shaffer Smith, has filed a new lawsuit against his one-time ''manager, confidant, trusted adviser and friend'' Kevin Foster in...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie exchanged love letters
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie exchanged romantic love letters when they were forced to be apart last year. The 39-year-old actress, who has six children, Maddox, 13, Pax, 10, Zahara, nine, Shiloh, eight, and five-year-...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Perfect day for Indian shuttlers at CWG
Glasgow, Aug 1 (IANS) Indian shuttlers had a perfect day at the Commonwealth Games as all of them won their respective Round of 16 matches to proceed to the quarter-finals at the Emirates Arena here Thursday. To start...
Read more on Sport Balla
 
Tintu fails to qualify for women's 800m final
Glasgow, Aug 1 (IANS) Indian athlete Tintu Luka failed to qualify for the women's 800 metres final at the Commonwealth Games here Thursday. The 25-year-old could only manage to finish seventh out of eight competitors...
Read more on Sport Balla
 
Apple TV Release Pushed Back to 2015
The consumers will not get new Apple TV in this year, as a new report claims that the debut of the specific device has been delayed until 2015.According to Mac Rumors, the news has been published by the Information,...
Read more on Apple Balla
 
The Basic Model of the New 15-Inch Retina MacBook Pro Shows Significant Speed Boost
The recently released entry level 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro can work faster than its predecessors, as it shows a decent score in the GeekBench test.According to Mac Rumors, after going through the GeekBench3 test, the...
Read more on Apple Balla
 
Ebola outbreak: $100 mn response plan in West Africa
Geneva, Aug 1 (IANS) The director-general of the World Health Organisation (WHO) and presidents of West African countries hit by the Ebola virus outbreak will Friday meet in Guinea to launch a new $100 million response...
Read more on Business Balla