The New York Islanders announced today that forward Anders Lee has been named the 15th captain in the organization's 46-year history.
Lee had a career year last season in every offensive category, scoring 40 goals and 22 assists for 62 points, while playing in all 82 regular season games. He was one of eight players in the NHL to reach the 40-goal mark last season, placing seventh in the league.
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The Edina, MN native was selected by the Islanders in the sixth round (151st overall) of the 2009 NHL Draft. Lee has played in 343 games over the course of his five-year NHL career, scoring 207 points (124 goals and 83 assists).
Lee was the team captain of the University of Notre Dame ice hockey team during the 2012-13 season.
Alternate captains are Josh Bailey, Cal Clutterbuck and Andrew Ladd.