It can't always be the captain.
Sometimes other voices have to emerge from the locker room to make a statement. For the New York Rangers, Ryan Callahan sets a great example as the team captain, but Brad Richards is a former Stanley Cup winner whose voice resonates with his teammates.
Hockey's an emotional game and there are times when a voice needs to emerge so "the boys" pick up their play and find a way to steal a game when it appears lost.
Here's a look at seven other non-captains (besides Richards) who can lead their teammates through their actions and words.