Another candidate could be this centerman. Drafted by the Devils in the first round of the 2004 NHL Draft, Zajac has remained with the team the past eight seasons.
He has served as alternate captain at home games, so he is certainly no stranger to having a letter put on his jersey.
Zajac has played in 625 games for the Devils, registering 348 points (217 goals, 221 assists). Last season, he was over 50% on faceoffs, both at home and away.
If not named to the captaincy, he will most likely stay as one of the team’s alternate captains. Zajac’s present contract has him signed through the 2021 season.