In the NHL each team has a captain (who wears a 'C' on his jersey.) What role does the captain serve?
#32735. Asked by Bobby Clark. (Apr 30 03 12:32 AM)
Rule 14. Captain of Team |
One Captain shall be appointed by each team, and he alone shall have the privilege of discussing with the Referee any questions relating to interpretation of rules which may arise during the progress of a game. He shall wear the letter 'C', approximately three inches (3') in height and in contrasting colour, in a conspicuous position on the front of his sweater.
In addition, if the permanent Captain is not on the ice, Alternate Captains (not more than two) shall be accorded the privileges of the Captain. Alternate Captains shall wear the letter 'A' approximately three inches (3') in height and in contrasting colour, in a conspicuous position on the front of their sweaters.
NOTE: Only when the captain is not in uniform, the Coach shall have the right to designate three Alternate Captains. This must be done prior to the start of the game.
The Referee and official Scorer shall be advised prior to the start of each game, of the name of the Captain of the team and the Alternate Captains.
Only the Captain, when invited to do so by the Referee, shall have the privilege of discussing any point relating to the interpretation of rules. Any Captain or player who comes off the bench and makes any protest or intervention with the officials for any purpose must be assessed a misconduct penalty in addition to a minor penalty under Rule 42(b) Abuse of Officials.
A complaint about a penalty is NOT a matter relating to the interpretation of the rules' and a minor penalty shall be imposed against any Captain or other player making such a complaint.
No playing Coach or playing Manager or goalkeeper shall be permitted to act as Captain or Alternate Captain.
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