While losing the cup was a devastating blow for Boston fans last season, the departure of defenseman Andrew Ference was equally depressing for the black and gold fanbase.
Always a class act both on and off the ice and an active member of the Boston community, Ference signed a deal with the Edmonton Oilers at beginning of free-agency.
Today via Twitter, Oilers Coach Dallas Eakins announced that Ference will don the “C” as the 14th captain in franchise history.
“Andrew Ference will UNITE us. 14th Captain in Edmonton Oiler History,” tweeted Eakins.
No stranger to leadership, after wearing the “A” behind Bruins Zdeno Chara, the announcement is a well deserved accolade for the 34-year-old Edmonton native.