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On the day of the season opener, the Columbus Blue Jackets name their captains

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Columbus Blue Jackets have announced the alternate captains who will assist Rick Nash during the 2011-12 season.

Left-winger R.J. Umberger will continue to serve as an alternate captain, with centres Antoine Vermette and Jeff Carter as well as defenceman James Wisniewski rotating as the other.

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Coach Scott Arniel announced the captains Friday before the team opened its season at home against Nashville.