Forward Ryan Callahan was named as the New York Rangers 26th captain in franchise history by the teams President and General Manager Glen Sather today. Joining as alternate captains will be Brad Richards and Marc Staal.
The 26-year-old has served as the Blueshirts Alternate Captain for the last two seasons, and has won the fans of Rangers nation over with his gritty play and heart during the course of the 2010-11 seasons. Callahan has captured the silver medal with Team USA at the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver, and is two-time Steven McDonald Extra Effort Award winner (2008-09 and 2009-10). Callahan also captured the Players’ Player Award, along with the John Halligan Good Guy Award.
Originally selected by the Rangers in the fourth round in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft, Callahan now enters his fifth season in the NHL. The forward has registered 76 goals, 68 assists for 144 points, along with 179 penalty minutes in 284 career regular season games. In two of the last three seasons, Callahan has reached the 40-point plateau-along with surpassing the 20-goal mark.
Written on September 12, 2011