J.J. Piccinich will wear the “C” for the London Knights in 2016-17.
The team has also announced that Owen MacDonald and Victor Mete will serve as alternates.
All three were members of last year’s Memorial Cup championship team.
Piccinich is heading into his second season. He is from Paramus, New Jersey and is a fourth round pick of the Toronto Maple Leafs. Piccinich was drafted in 2014 and although he has not signed with the Maple Leafs, he still remains their property because he was drafted while he was a member of the Boston University Terriers and a teammate of Jack Eichel.
MacDonald is the longest serving member of the Knights. He played his first three games with the team in 2012-13. MacDonald attended training camp with the St. Louis Blues this past fall and spent this past summer playing lacrosse for his hometown Elora Mohawks and the Six Nations Arrows.
Mete is heading into his third year with the Knights. He was selected in the fourth round of the 2016 NHL Entry draft by the Montreal Canadiens. Mete came into the OHL as an offensive defenceman and worked incredibly hard to hone his defensive skills to the point that he is now known as one of the best shot and pass blockers in the league. Mete is also off to a hot start offensively this year.
The selections were made through a team vote, as has been the tradition on the Knights since Mark and Dale Hunter purchased the team in 2000.
London will be home to Kingston on Friday night and will host their annucal remembrance day ceremony. The Guelph Storm will visit Budweiser Gardens on Saturday at 7:00.
For tickets, visit the Knights’ Armouries, call 519-681-0800 x 1 or go online to www.londonknights.com