Goaltenders Who Have Served As NHL Captains
Currently, goaltenders are not allowed to be the captain of their National
Hockey League club. In the past, there have been six netminders to hold this
On September 30, 2008, the Vancouver Canucks named Roberto Luongo
to be the twelfth captain in club history. As is the case today, the league rules did not allow this, and so Luongo did
not perform any on-ice captaincy duties and did not wear the "C" on his sweater (although he did have a "C" painted on his
goalie mask). Willie Mitchell and Mattias Ohlund shared the on-ice captain's duties for the Canucks.
- John Ross Roach, Toronto St. Patricks, 1924-25.
- George Hainsworth, Montreal Canadiens, 1932-33.
- Roy Worters, New York Americans, 1932-33.
- Alec Connell, Ottawa Senators, 1932-33.
- Charlie Gardiner, Chicago Black Hawks, 1933-34.
- Bill Durnan, Montreal Canadiens, 1947-48.
Luongo officially stepped down as captain of the Canucks on September 13, 2010, with Henrik Sedin named his successor.
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