Devils Name Salvador Captain; Elias and Kovalchuk Remain Alternates
New Jersey Devils coach Peter DeBoer announced today that defenseman Bryce Salvador has been named
He becomes the 10th captain in Devils history and takes over for the departed Zach Parise, who signed with the Minnesota Wild as an unrestricted free agent this summer. He’s the fourth defenseman in team history to be named captain.
Patrik Elias and Ilya Kovalchuk will remain alternates.
Salvador returned to the Devils last season after missing the entire 2010-11 campaign battling the effects of a concussion. He played all 82 games during the regular season, recording nine assists. He raised his game during the team’s run to the Stanley Cup Finals, compiling a career-high 14 points (4g, 10a) in the postseason.
This summer, Salvador and the Devils agreed to a three-year, $9.5 million contract.