Chyzowski named Blazers captain

By Chad Klassen
September 26, 2017 - 12:17pm

KAMLOOPS — The Kamloops Blazers have named their captain for the 2017-18, and it's a name familiar to the organization.

20-year-old Nick Chyzowski received the honour on Tuesday, named the captain by general manager Stu McGregor — the second local Kamloops player to be given such an honour after Ajay Baines wore the 'C' for three seasons from 1996-99. 

“Nick exemplifies all the qualities we see in a captain,” said MacGregor. “He has the respect of our coaching staff and our dressing room. He is consistently one of our hardest workers both on and off the ice. We believe Nick, along with Joe and Garrett, will be great leaders for our hockey club moving forward.”

Chyzowski is in his fifth and final season in Kamloops, drafted by the Blazers in the second round, 44th overall, in the 2012 WHL Bantam Draft. Chyzowski has played 273 games for the Blazers, scoring 40 goals and adding 48 assists during his time in Kamloops. 

The assistant captains will be Joe Gatenby, entering his second season with the Blazers, and Garrett Pilon, in his third season in Kamloops after spending some time at the Washington Capitals training camp. 

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