Evgeni Malkin will wear the (C) on his jersey this season. "Geno has shown great leadership during his NHL career and that is why we chose him 2nd overall. He will lead this Kings team to the top and with our veterans and young talent we will prove to the league that we are the best." Shepherd said.
The first assistant captain for the upcoming season will be second round draft pick Henrik Zetterberg. "Zetty is a guy we can rely on to produce every night. With our division and the weak goaltending zetty will be a huge point producer in this league."
Also Pierre Marc Bouchard will wear the (A). "Butch is a guy that is a leader on the ice. He can and will be a difference maker in every game we play in. Our opponent head coaches should look out for this guy to be pure feed throughout the year."
The LA Kings will open up this week against some dust opponent. "Our goal is set to win the cup," Shepherd replied, "With our draft this year and the moto of our team, WE WILL WIN WITH YOU OR WITHOUT YOU, our team is ready for every opponent we face!"