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Max Pacioretty captaincy press conference

The 29th captain of the Montreal Canadiens is none other than Max "Wolverine" Pacioretty.

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

The question of who would be the next Canadiens' captain was a tough one, but the players themselves answered it by electing Max Pacioretty as their new leader. Max has been an offensive leader for the club for the last few years, and now he assumes a role once held by the likes of Saku Koivu, Jean Beliveau, Maurice Richard, and many other legends of Montreal hockey.

He once returned to action mere days after an appendectomy. When he suffered a broken vertebrae, he returned the next season to put up over 30 goals. You'd be hard pressed to find a more dedicated player on any roster, let alone that of the Montreal Canadiens. He is a fine choice for the team moving forward.

The Canadiens will hold a press conference at 1:15 PM eastern time, and it will be streamed live on the Canadiens' official website. Check it out, and let's all get excited for the team's new fearless leader.

If the Habs' stream doesn't work, you can watch the press conference live via this link