Sprinkled throughout the NHL today are some great leaders among men. The captain's role on an NHL team is in the forefront of the four professional sports and is considered the focal point of the team. Among the stand-out group is New York Rangers captain Ryan Callahan—arguably the best captain in the NHL.
It's a bold claim for a player who just finished his first year as captain and, at 27 years old, has never won a Stanley Cup. Younger counterparts such as Jonathan Toews and Sidney Crosby already have a Cup at 24 years old. Older veterans such as Shane Doan have been captain for years and have forged their reputation through hard work and experience.
Fellow American born captain Dustin Brown just won his first championship with Los Angeles, as well.
So what makes Ryan Callahan stand out from all the rest? Why or how can you consider the Rochester, NY native the best captain in the NHL?
Let's find out.