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Ryan Callahan is Rangers captain

Updated: September 12, 2011, 3:07 PM ET
By Katie Strang | ESPNNewYork.com

GREENBURGH, N.Y. -- The New York Rangers anointed one of their own, home-grown talent Ryan Callahan, by naming the 26-year-old workhorse forward as captain of the team Monday.

Callahan becomes the 26th captain in franchise history. Top-pair defenseman Marc Staal and elite free-agent acquisition Brad Richards will join Callahan as alternate captains.

Callahan fills the vacancy left by former captain Chris Drury, who was bought out by the Rangers earlier this summer and subsequently ...

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