While the Ryan contract news was certainly significant enough, the Sens were done there:
And we are underway. Captain announcement coming as well— Brent Wallace (@tsn_wally) October 2, 2014
Captain Karlsson pic.twitter.com/I7xxxyGYE5— Brent Wallace (@tsn_wally) October 2, 2014
My kapten, my king!
Erik Karlsson will be the ninth captain in team history, marking a full shift to the new core of the team. There isn't anything surprising in this news. Erik Karlsson and Chris Phillips had been rumoured as the two options to fill the captaincy void left by Daniel Alfredsson Jason Spezza. The Sens aren't likely to remove letters from veteran players Phillips and Chris Neil.
More to come.