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Foote named Captain of Avs

Friday, 09.11.2009 / 4:58 PM / 2009 NHL Offseason News
The Colorado Avalanche Hockey Club announced today that defenseman Adam Foote has been named team captain for the 2009-10 season.

"I’m honored to be named Avalanche captain," said Foote. "I’ve been with this franchise for the majority of my career and I know what the standards are here. I look forward to the challenge of leading this team, starting with training camp and heading into the regular season."

Foote will become only the second captain in Avalanche history, joining Joe Sakic. Overall, Foote is just the ninth different captain in the franchise’s 30-year history in the National Hockey League.

"We feel Adam’s leadership skills and veteran presence will make him a great captain," said Avalanche Head Coach Joe Sacco.  "He has been with this organization for a long time and he truly deserves our trust to lead this team at the present time."

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I think everyone left it out there. Every game this season, regular season and playoffs, we played as hard as we could. We're not out of the playoffs right now because of lack of effort, and that's all that we can ask of each other.

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