For me. This is the guy. He may not be named captain in the next two years, but make no mistake about it. Timo Meier, the former 9th overall pick, is destined to be captain of the San Jose Sharks.
The way he plays calls for it. If you asked Doug Wilson to craft a hockey player out of ice and clay and earth, it would be Timo Meier. Big, physical power forward with tons of skill and wise beyond his years. At only 21 years old, (he’ll turn 22 October 8th against the Islanders), he’s already a 20 goal scorer, and has shown the ability to make the gritty plays in the corner and in front of the net. And hes not afraid to mix it up every now and then.
There are other good candidates. Brent Burns could be one, as he’s under contract for the next seven years. And other guys could come out of nowhere and become leaders of this team. But for right now, its Joe Pavelski ’til its not, and then the line starts with Pickles.