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Sabres name Kyle Okposo captain

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  • Kyle Evans 

The Buffalo Sabres named 34-year-old veteran Kyle Okposo as the 20th full-time captain in franchise history on Saturday.

Rasmus Dahlin and Zemgus Girgensons will serve as alternates.

Buffalo’s captaincy has been vacant since Jack Eichel was stripped of the distinction last September. He was traded to the Vegas Golden Knights in November.

Okposo is set to enter his seventh season with the Sabres after signing as a free agent in 2016. He enjoyed a bounce-back campaign in 2021-22, tallying 21 goals and 24 assists in 74 games. He will be an unrestricted free agent following the 2022-23 season.