Froese continues as captain

Byron Froese will remain captain of the Rocket.

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The Laval Rocket announced Oct. 4 that Byron Froese will remain captain of the Rocket, after being chosen by the coaching staff and the Montreal Canadiens’ management. As a result, Froese is the only player to take on this role in franchise history. Forwards Kenny Agostino, Michael Chaput, Alexandre Grenier and Michael McCarron have been selected alternate captains.
Froese enters his eighth year in professional hockey in 2018-19, his second with the Montreal Canadiens organization. A fourth-round selection of the Chicago Blackhawks (119th overall) at the 2009 NHL Entry Draft, the 27-year-old played a total of 110 NHL games since the start of his career, posting 16 points (5 goals and 11 assists) with the Toronto Maple Leafs, Tampa Bay Lightning and the Canadiens.
The Winkler, Manitoba native played 48 NHL games in 2017-18 (all with the Canadiens), collecting 11 points (3 goals, 8 assists) and served 26 penalty minutes (all career-highs in the NHL). He added 11 points (3 goals and 8 helpers) in 13 games with Laval.Since making his AHL debut, Froese has scored 55 goals and 64 assists for 119 points in 214 regular season games. Throughout his AHL career, he played with the Rockford IceHogs, Toronto Marlies, San Antonio Rampage, Syracuse Crunch and Rocket.