By virtue of a player vote for the role of alternate captain, Philadelphia Flyers forward Valtteri Filppula will wear the ‘A’ for all home games and defenseman Andrew MacDonald will wear the ‘A’ for all road games.
Filppula was acquired by the Flyers on Mar. 1 at last year’s NHL Trade Deadline and finished his season with five goals and eight points in 20 games with the club. He recorded a total of 42 points (12g-30a) in 79 regular season games split with the Tampa Bay Lightning.
A native of Vantaa, Finland, Filppula enters his 13th season in the NHL after spending time with the Detroit Red Wings and Tampa Bay Lightning. He has recorded 157 goals and 273 assists for 430 points in 795 regular season games. He has also added 79 points (24g-55a) in 152 Stanley Cup Playoff games, which includes a Stanley Cup Championship in 2008 with Detroit.