Oh Captain, My Captain: Nashville Predators Captains Through History

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Predators' Captain Josi President's Trophy
Nashville Predators center Ryan Johansen (92) goalie Pekka Rinne (35) defenseman Roman Josi (59) defenseman Ryan Ellis (4) defenseman Mattias Ekholm (14) and left wing Filip Forsberg (9)  Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports /

Roman Josi. Current Captain of the Nashville Predators. Where to begin?

Home grown, from prospect to Predators Captain: ☑️

Multi-year All-Star (2016, 2019, 2020): ☑️

NHL First-Team All-Star (2020): ☑️

Stanley Cup Finals Alternate Captain (2017): ☑️

President’s Trophy Captain (2018): ☑️

James Norris Memorial Trophy (2020): ☑️

Josi checks every single box you want in someone who leads by example, and especially everything you could want in a captain for the Nashville Predators.

Through the adversity that the team has faced the last few seasons, especially in the 2019-2020 season, Josi has been the story of grit and consistency. He’s not only an excellent leader on and off the ice, but at the top of his game as arguably the best defenseman in the NHL (and anyone who says otherwise should be committed).

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The only player I can think of who deserves to lift Lord Stanley’s Cup more than Josi is Pekka Rinne, but how sweet it would be to see Josi receive the Stanley Cup.

Let’s hope the 2020 offseason and all the change it has brought will lead to this fantasy becoming a reality. He should remain the captain for several years to come.

Roman Josi, long may he reign.