The Sarnia Sting announced that overage forward Daniel Nikandrov has been
named team captain, while Jakob Chychrun, Josh Jacobs, Brandon Lindberg and
Alex Black will serve as assistants.
With the 2015-16 campaign getting underway tomorrow, Head Coach, Derian
Hatcher and General Manager, Nick Sinclair announced today that overage
forward Daniel Nikandrov has been named team captain, while Jakob Chychrun,
Josh Jacobs, Brandon Lindberg and Alex Black will serve as assistants.
Hatcher comments on today’s announcement, “As a staff, we feel that we have
a really strong leadership group moving forward. These guys come to the rink
every day, ready to work, and with a positive attitude. We have set high
standards and expectations for our players both on and off the ice. We’re
going to lean on this leadership group to hold their teammates accountable,
and ensure that everyone is working towards the high expectations that we’ve
Newly appointed Captain, Daniel Nikandrov is entering his fifth and final
season with the hockey club. He served as an alternate captain for the last
two seasons, and is the only overage player on the Sting roster. Nikandrov
had a breakout season last year, playing in all 68 regular season games, and
tallying a career-high 49 points.
Assistant Captain, Jakob Chychrun is entering his second season with the
club, after being selected first overall in the 2014 OHL Priority Selection.
Midway through last season, Chychrun was rewarded for his leadership
qualities, and named as one of the club’s three alternate captains. Heading
into his draft year, Chychrun is looking to improve on a rookie campaign
that saw him record 33 points in just 42 games.
Josh Jacobs, who’s new to the City of Sarnia, brings a wealth of experience
and passion for the game to the locker room. After being selected by the
Devils in the second round of the 2014 NHL Entry Draft, Jacobs logged big
minutes for the Spartans last year, playing in all situations.
Brandon Lindberg, who’s entering his 4th OHL Season, has also been named as
one of the four assistant captains for 2015-16. In 59 games last season,
Lindberg recorded a career high 13 goals, and played in all situations for
Lastly, 97-born defenceman, Alex Black will round out the leadership group
for the Sarnia Sting. Despite this season only being Alex’s second year in
the league, he is a guy who’s well respected in the dressing room, and leads
by example on the ice.