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Poll: Here's who fans want to see as the next Canucks captain

OEL? Hughes? Petey?

There's a clear leader when it comes to who the fans think should be the next leader of the Canucks.

Elias Pettersson more than doubled second place when Vancouver is Awesome asked readers who should lead the team now that Bo Horvat has left for New York.

The 24-year-old Swede is leading the Canucks in one respect already as their top points-getter, and he's a popular figure on the team.

While Quinn Hughes has also been mused over by Patrik Allvin as a contender for the job, but young American wasn't as popular in V.I.A.'s poll, finishing fourth with just under 13 per cent of the total vote.

Instead, Luke Schenn and J.T. Miller nearly tied (they tied tie in the local votes). Schenn, one of the oldest players on the team and a stable, stay-at-home defenceman, isn't an assistant captain currently, but has played more NHL games than anyone else.

Miller, along with defencemen Tyler Meyers and Oliver Ekman-Larsson, are the team's current assistant captains.

In the V.I.A. poll Ekman-Larsson finished last of the five polled, with only around 4 per cent of the vote.

No date has been set for when the team names its 15th captain, and it may not happen until next season.

Vancouver Is Awesome polled 936 readers and asked the question: Which Canuck should be the new captain?

The poll ran from 1/31/2023 to 2/5/2023. Of the 936 votes, we can determine that 399 are from within the community. The full results are as follows:

Elias Pettersson 45.36 % local, 47.54 % total    
Quinn Hughes 12.03 % local, 12.93 % total    
J.T. Miller 19.05 % local, 16.67 % total    
Luke Schenn 19.05 % local, 18.70 % total    
Oliver Ekman-Larson 4.51 % local, 4.17 % total    
  Local   Total

Results are based on an online study of adult Vancouver Is Awesome readers that are located in Vancouver. The margin of error - which measures sample variability - is +/- 3.2%, 19 times out of 20.

Vancouver Is Awesome uses a variety of techniques to capture data, detect and prevent fraudulent votes, detect and prevent robots, and filter out non-local and duplicate votes.