Habs tab Gionta as captain

Montreal Canadiens Brian Gionta smiles after being named as the NHL hockey team's 28th captain in...

Montreal Canadiens Brian Gionta smiles after being named as the NHL hockey team's 28th captain in Montreal, September 29, 2010. (REUTERS/Shaun Best)

CHRIS STEVENSON, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 1:20 PM ET

The Montreal Canadiens have named Brian Gionta the 28th captain in team history.

Defenceman Andrei Markov and Hal Gill will serve as the alternates.

The Canadiens went without a captain last season after Saku Koivu left the team as a free agent following the 2008-09 season.


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