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Flyers announce 2018-19 leadership group, with a new addition

Flyers announce 2018-19 leadership group, with a new addition
Published On: Wed, Oct 10
December 27, 2015; Anaheim, CA, USA; Philadelphia Flyers Claude Giroux (28) controls the puck against Anaheim Ducks defenseman Sami Vatanen (45) during the first period at Honda Center. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

It's always fun to see if there are any additions to the Flyers' leadership group of Claude Giroux and Wayne Simmonds ahead of each season.

The team announced its captains Tuesday night and there's one change. Sean Couturier is the alternate captain for home games, a role held last season by Valtteri Filppula, who signed with the Islanders this summer.

In a total shocker (kidding), Giroux is the Flyers' captain, while Simmonds is the alternate captain at all times with Andrew MacDonald serving as an alternate captain on the road, like he did last season.

Giroux

The 30-year-old has been the Flyers' captain since January 2013. He is currently the longest-tenured athlete in Philadelphia, going back to the 2008. Giroux is not a rah-rah speech kind of guy, but his actions speak volumes. Every single player looks up to him by the example he sets. He is truly admired.

Simmonds

With the Flyers since the 2011-12 season, there's no doubt Simmonds is the heart and soul of the team. The respect for him around the league is enormous. He'll fight anyone for any teammate, the first to stand up when one of his guy's takes a hit.A 

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