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Flames share leadership by adding two assistant captains

Friday, 18.01.2013 / 5:43 PM / News
By Torie Peterson  - CalgaryFlames.com (@toriepeterson)

CALGARY, AB -- In an effort to share leadership around the Calgary Flames locker room, head coach Bob Hartley has named two more players as assistant captains.

Curtis Glencross and Mike Cammalleri will join Mark Giordano and Jay Bouwmeester in donning the A this season after being presented with their letters on Friday morning.

Giordano and Glencross will wear the A's at home games during the first half of the season and during road games in the second half of the year. Bouwmeester and Cammalleri will have the A's on the road in the first half of the campaign and at home during the second half.

"It's just spreading and increasing the leadership," Hartley explained. "Those two guys, I think that they have shown lots of leadership from day one. They're great NHL veterans. They love it here with the Flames."

Cammalleri's believes, the entire team - not just the new assistant captains - will be taking on leadership roles this season.

"Our coaching staff will be looking for leadership throughout our room in everybody in a sense. We all have different leadership qualities in us, presented in different ways, so I think it will definitely be a concerted effort for us to be leaders.

"To wear the letter (though) ... it's an honour to represent the team and the franchise that way."

Glencross said the coaching staff were impressed with what he brought to the ice during training camp and is looking forward to taking on a new role with the club.

"It's an honour. The coaching staff came into camp not knowing many of the guys ... they said they were pretty impressed the whole camp. They liked the kind of guys who were going to throw it out there on the ice, have the work ethic and try to lead by example.

"Not many guys get a chance to wear a letter and it's pretty cool."

There have also been changes in the dressing room in regards to locker placement.

"To get the vocal guys spread around and the quiet guys against leaders," Hartley noted.