Montreal Canadiens to name Brian Gionta as team captain

According to La Presse, the Montreal Canadiens will name Brian Gionta as team captain for the 2010-11 season.

The Canadiens have been without a captain since Saku Koivu signed with the Anaheim Ducks last summer.

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Gionta, who signed a five-year deal worth $25-million last summer, scored 28 goals and 46 points in 61 games for Montreal in 2009-10. He would become the 28th captain in team history.