The Vancouver Canucks just became the first franchise in 60 years to name their goalie captain.
Luongo won’t be allowed to argue calls or wear a ‘C,’ according to the so-called Durnan rule, named for Montreal Canadiens’ Bill Durnan, the last goaltender to serve as captain, in 1947-48. (Durnan left his crease so often to argue calls that opponents protested saying it gave the Habs unscheduled timeouts during strategic points in games, and the league responded with a rule barring goalies.)
Mattias Ohlund will deal with ceremonial aspects of the position, like faceoffs.
Has a nicer ring than captain Sundin, no?
FILED UNDER: Roberto Luongo