Kovalchuk keeps captain title

Ilya Kovalchuk was named captain of the Thrashers for the 2009-10 season at Thursday’s Face Off event for season ticket holders at Philips Arena.

The alternate captains are: Colby Armstrong, Zach Bogosian, Ron Hainsey and Slava Kozlov.

Kovalchuk started last season as one of five alternate captains – along with Kozlov, Armstrong, Mathieu Schneider and Niclas Havelid. Schneider and Havelid are no longer with the team.

Kovalchuk was given the captain’s title on Jan. 11.

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