The Vancouver Canucks have named Roberto Luongo their team Captain. The NHL has advised the Canucks that Luongo can be "named" captain, however he can not wear the "C". Willie Mitchell will be the acting captain that deals with on-ice officials.
I can agree with the long standing rule that a goaltender can not serve as captain. Goalies are sometimes too passionate, they have a different view of the game, and it takes too long for a goalie to meet with officials and return to the net. I would love to see a goalie captain argue every goal.
"I'm ready for that responsibility. I feel that last year, even though I did not have a letter, I was part of that leadership group." noted Luongo