DETROIT, MI – Dylan Larkin has suddenly become a veteran at the age of 22 for the Detroit Red Wings.
“It could be the first time I’m not the youngest guy on the team,” Larkin said. “That’s why I’m growing out this beard.”
The rebuilding Red Wings are desperately hoping the talented, two-way centre can quickly become a leader on and off the ice. They suffered a setback before the season even started when captain Henrik Zetterberg’s back injury ended his career.
“It’s a massive loss,” general manager Ken Holland acknowledged. “No one person is going to be able to replace one of the greatest Red Wings of all time.”