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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

Sep 30 2013, 12:55am CDT | by

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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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2 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 fin ...
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2 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 top ...
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2 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 ga ...
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2 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 top ...
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2 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 ...
Source: Sportsnet.ca   Full article at: Sportsnet.ca
 

 
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2 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 ...
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3 weeks ago

Watch: Ehlers in the lineup for Jets vs Oilers

Sep 29 2014 11:12am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

Roster hopefuls Nic Petan and Nikolaj Ehlers will be in the lineup for the Winnipeg Jets on Monday when they travel to Edmonton to take on the Oilers at 9 p.m. ET/7 p.m. MT. The game will be streamed live on Sportsnet.ca to viewers in the Oilers broadcast region (Alberta, Saskatchewan, Northwest Territories and Nunavut). Ehlers, a first-round draft pick in 2014, had a strong game on Saturday in the Jets’ (1-2-0) 4-3 loss against the Minnesota Wild. The 18-year-old had an assist on ...
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3 weeks ago

Watch: Ehlers in the lineup for Jets vs Oilers

Sep 29 2014 11:12am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

Roster hopefuls Nic Petan and Nikolaj Ehlers will be in the lineup for the Winnipeg Jets on Monday when they travel to Edmonton to take on the Oilers at 9 p.m. ET/7 p.m. MT. The game will be streamed live on Sportsnet.ca to viewers in the Oilers broadcast region (Alberta, Saskatchewan, Northwest Territories and Nunavut). Ehlers, a first-round draft pick in 2014, had a strong game on Saturday in the Jets’ (1-2-0) 4-3 loss against the Minnesota Wild. The 18-year-old had an assist on Petan’s first ...
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3 weeks ago

Watch Now: Jets vs Oilers in Edmonton

Sep 29 2014 11:12am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

Roster hopefuls Nic Petan and Nikolaj Ehlers will be in the lineup for the Winnipeg Jets on Monday when they travel to Edmonton to take on the Oilers at 9 p.m. ET/7 p.m. MT. The game will be streamed live on Sportsnet.ca to viewers in the Oilers broadcast region (Alberta, Saskatchewan, Northwest Territories and Nunavut). Ehlers, a first-round draft pick in 2014, had a strong game on Saturday in the Jets’ (1-2- ...
Source: Sportsnet.ca   Full article at: Sportsnet.ca
 

 
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3 weeks ago

Watch: Ehlers in the lineup for Jets vs Oilers

Sep 29 2014 11:12am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

Roster hopefuls Nic Petan and Nikolaj Ehlers will be in the lineup for the Winnipeg Jets on Monday when they travel to Edmonton to take on the Oilers at 9 p.m. ET/7 p.m. MT. The game will be streamed live on Sportsnet.ca to viewers in the Oilers broadcast region (Alberta, Saskatchewan, Northwest Territories and Nunavut). Ehlers, a first-round draft pick in 2014, had a strong game on Saturday in the Jets’ (1-2-0) 4-3 loss against the Minnesota Wild. T ...
Source: Sportsnet.ca   Full article at: Sportsnet.ca
 

 

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