Gabriel Landeskog said he can see at least one benefit in no longer being the youngest captain in NHL history.
"I'm happy for him, and happy I don't have to answer any more questions about the record anymore," the Colorado Avalanche forward told the Denver Post this week after the Edmonton Oilers named Connor McDavid their captain.
McDavid was 19 years, 266 days old when he was named Wednesday, 20 days younger than Landeskog was when he was named by Colorado on Sept. 4, 2012.
"Whether he's ready or not for it, he will be one day," Landeskog said. "He'll keep learning. I'm standing here in my fifth season as a captain and I'm still learning new things every day. It takes time."
Landeskog took the record from Sidney Crosby, who was 11 days older when the Pittsburgh Penguins named him captain on May 31, 2007.
"I said from Day One I'm not going to be the perfect captain and I'm going to be myself, and that's the one thing I promised when I received the 'C,'" Landeskog said. "It's a huge honor to wear it, but you have to be yourself or you're not going to be a good (captain). For me, it's just a matter of being myself and trying to learn as much as possible."