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Horcoff named Oilers captain

Shawn Horcoff, pictured here in a September training camp, has been named the Oilers new team...

Shawn Horcoff, pictured here in a September training camp, has been named the Oilers new team captain. (PERRY NELSON/Edmonton Sun file)

QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 1:10 PM ET

Veteran centre Shawn Horcoff will take over from Ethan Moreau as the Edmonton Oilers captain, making him the 13th player to wear the “C” since the team joined the NHL in 1979.

Horcoff, 32, is entering his 10th NHL campaign, all as an Oiler.

The Oilers open their season Thursday night at home against the Calgary Flames.

Oilers captains:

Ron Chipperfield (1979-80)
Blair MacDonald (1980-81)
Lee Fogolin (1980-81 to 1982-1983)
Wayne Gretzky (1983-84 to 1987-88)
Mark Messier (1988-89 to 1990-91)
Kevin Lowe (1991-92)
Craig MacTavish (1992-93 to 1993-94)
Shayne Corson (1994-95)
Kelly Buchberger (1995-96 to 1998-99)
Doug Weight (1999-00 to 2000-01)
Jason Smith (2001-02 to 2006-07)
Ethan Moreau (2007-08 to 2009-10)


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