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DETROIT, MICHIGAN - JANUARY 10: Dylan Larkin #71 of the Detroit Red Wings celebrates his second period goal against the Ottawa Senators at Little Caesars Arena on January 10, 2020 in Detroit, Michigan. Detroit won the game 3-2 in a shootout. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

It’s official: Dylan Larkin is the new captain of the Detroit Red Wings.

Larkin, a 24-year-old center from Waterford, has been named the 37th captain in franchise history. He will also be the first Red Wing to sport the “C” since Henrik Zetterberg in 2017-18.

“Dylan is an extremely competitive and driven player who sets the standard for dedication and conduct for the Red Wings,” Red Wings general manager Steve Yzerman said in a statement. “This is the right time to name our new captain and we’re certain Dylan is ready to take on the responsibility. He will be an outstanding leader for us, both on and off the ice.”

Larkin joined the Red Wings in 2015-16, after one season at the University of Michigan. Welcome!

Watch the video announcement here.

Anne Erickson's love for music drew her into radio, and she started shortly after graduating from MSU. She has a passion for rock and metal, plus local music. She also fronts the band Upon Wings. Email Anne at erickson@WRIF.com!