Craig named captain of Falcons
- Published on Friday, October 12, 2012
Former Brandon Wheat King Ryan Craig has been named the captain of the Springfield Falcons, the AHL affiliate of the NHL's Columbus Blue Jackets for the 2012-2013 season.
Craig, a native of Abbotsford, British Columbia, also served as Springfield's captain during his third professional season in 2005-2006, the last time he played for the Falcons.
The 30-year-old was the captain of the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins the past two seasons. He held the same role with the Norfolk Admirals in the latter half of 2009-2010.
He enters 2012-2013 tied for 13th on the Falcons' all-time goal-scoring list with 39 tallies.
During his five-year WHL career in Brandon, Craig scored 137 goals and 268 points in 302 games.
With files from Springfield Falcons release