Moose Jaw Warriors General Manager Alan Millar and Head Coach Mark O’Leary have announced that 18-year-old Daemon Hunt has been named Captain ahead of the 2020 – 2021 season.
20-year-old Tate Popple, 19-year-old Logan Doust, and 18-year-old’s Ryder Korczak and Calder Anderson have been named Assistant Captain’s.
“Leadership is all about influence,” commented Head Coach Mark O’Leary. “Daemon’s attention to detail, professional preparation, and unmatched compete level make him a natural leader. I know Daemon is excited and is ready for the responsibility.”
Hunt was drafted by the Warriors 15th overall in the 1st round of the 2017 WHL Bantam Draft. Entering his third season with the Warriors, Hunt has 29 assists and 37 points in 94 career games. He was selected by the Minnesota Wild in the 3rd round, 65th overall, at the 2020 NHL Entry Draft. He is the 34th Captain in team history.
“Our Assistant Captain’s all bring different qualities that are a big influence on our team,” O’Leary said. “Starting with their effort and compete level, as well as their ability to bring our group together and hold each other accountable. They will have a big impact on our player environment and meeting the standards of our culture.”
Popple and Korczak will have a letter on their jersey full-time, while Doust and Anderson will alternate between games.