St. Louis Bruce posted a video on Wednesday morning announcing that Ryan O’Reilly is the next team captain. According to Andy Strickland, Bruce is preparing for O’Reilly to become the next captain in recent weeks. Don’t expect him to change.
The team also announced that Vladimir Tara Senko, Braden Schen and Colton Paraiko will be assistant captains for the 2020-21 season.
Andy Strickland said that this has been working for some time and that someone like Paraiko is now an alternative captain, Strickland said:
“Along with Tarasenko and Shen, I love Colton Paraiko taking on additional responsibilities. He says he wants it. He’s now a back-end alpha dog and he spreads his wings and takes leadership. It’s a great opportunity to play a role. “
Bruce head coach Craig Belube said of the decision: “Ryan’s work ethic on ice and his daily commitment is second to none.” He added, “He is an example of how hard he works during practice and games, and the coaching staff gives the right message to the whole team.”
O’Reilly is not afraid to speak his heart
O’Reilly isn’t afraid to put it all there. This may be good for Bruce, who was one of those who loves to fight but didn’t succeed in last year’s playoffs. When Bruce was eliminated, he described how his team played in front of the goalkeeper: One of the reasons we are here is thanks to him and we did a terrible job in front of him. It’s embarassing. “
O’Reilly was also speaking out on the way out of Buffalo. He wasn’t shy to say how he felt about the performance of his team, which eventually made him trade.
This may be exactly what Bruce needs. Someone who is not afraid to make the team accountable.
– NHL Sports
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