If Vlasic is the leader to dawn the Captains jersey, then Logan Couture is 1A to Vlasic’s 1. Couture is the San Jose Sharks best player, and often times that alone is the criteria for the captaincy. But Couture brings so much more that just stats.
Again, he’s another guy who embodies what it is to be a San Jose Shark. He’s spent his entire career with this team, and he’s going to be the one Peter DeBoer hands the reigns over to when Jumbo retires.
We already saw a glimpse of that last year during Thornton’s absence. Cooch, as he’s lovingly referred to, put up a career high 34 goals centering the second, and most dynamic line. Expect Couture to have a similar year with Tomas Hertl and Timo Meier more consistently on his flank.