Capitals’ Defensive Prospect Alex Kannok-Leipert Elected Captain Of Vancouver Giants


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On Friday, September 27, the Vancouver Giants of the Western Hockey League (WHL) announced that Washington Capitals defensive prospect Alex Kannok Leipert has been named the 17th captain in the history of the organization. 

“To the Giants ownership group, management team, coaching staff, support staff, fans and my teammates, thank you for giving me the honour of being the Captain of the Vancouver Giants,” said Alex Kannok Leipert. “This is an unbelievable privilege and a responsibility that I won’t take for granted.”

Giants head coach Michael Dyck stated, “In every way, Alex Kannok Leipert personifies what it means to be a Vancouver Giant. He leads by example every day with his words and his actions. On the ice, in the community and especially with his teammates and the coaching staff, he’s extremely deserving of this opportunity.”

“Very well deserved.” Dyck continued by saying, “He was a leader in the room last year and has a lot of respect in the room from the older guys and the younger guys. I think he was everyone’s choice for captain. He’s certainly willing to take on the responsibility. He’s one guy that embodies our identity, he’s hard to play against, he’s a great teammate, he’s physical, he’s fast…he’ll do a great job.”

Kannok-Leipert was selected by the Washington Capitals in the sixth round (#161 overall) of the 2018 NHL Entry Draft, becoming the first-ever Thai-born player to be selected in the NHL Draft.

By Jon Sorensen

About Jon Sorensen

Jon has been a Caps fan since day one, attending his first game at the Capital Centre in 1974. His interest in the Caps has grown over the decades and included time as a season ticket holder. He has been a journalist covering the team for 10+ years, primarily focusing on analysis, analytics and prospect development.
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