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What do the letters "C" and "A" mean on the hockey jersey of some players?

Asked by kelly (1885 points ) May 9th, 2010

Noticed during Olympics and now during the NHL playoffs that a few players have letters on the left upper front of jersey. Why?

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C = Captain.
A = Assistant (or Alternate) Captain

Dominic's avatar

Captains are technically the only ones allowed to argue calmly discuss penalties with the officials. If the captain is not on the ice, one of the alternates talks to the officials instead.

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