Dawson Barteaux has been named captain of the Red Deer Rebels for the 2019/2020 season (Todd Colin Vaughan/Lacombe Express)

Dawson Barteaux named Rebels captain

Veteran defenceman looking to lead young team by example

After a few days of camp, Red Deer Rebels Coach Brent Sutter finally slapped the “C” on veteran defenceman Dawson Barteaux.

Barteaux, who said he was intending to be a leader on this team regardless if he had a letter on his jersey, said it was a huge honour to represent a team with such a prestigious history.

“The names before me are pretty big, so I am trying to keep up, do the best I can and be a good leader to all of these young guys,” he said.

The 19-year-old right-shooter comes into this years camp a WHL veteran of three years after spending the last two years with the Rebels, preceded by a year with the Regina Pats for his rookie season.

In that time, Barteaux has scored 10 goals and adding 60 assists for a totals of 70 points. Last year, the native of Foxwarren, Manitoba and property of the Dallas Stars finished with 10 goals and 27 assists.

Barteaux, who stands 6’1 and weighs 187 lbs., has high hopes for the season and intends to lead by example.

“I’m not a huge vocal guy in the room, but I definitely lead by example. I want to be a nice guy to all these young guys and if they have any questions or need anything I am always there,” he said.

Although young, Barteaux believes this year’s Rebels squad has potential.

“I think we are going to surprise a lot of people this year. We may be younger but we won’t be out battled. I am excited for it,” he said.

Throughout the rest of camp and heading into the exhibition season, Barteaux is prioritizing team bonding.

“If we get closer, learn our systems and do all of those little things right throughout camp and into the regular season — we can get a head start on everyone else. That will be good for the rest of the year,” he said.



todd.vaughan@lacombeexpress.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Province commits long term to 4-H in Alberta

10-year funding commitment will sustain re-structured 4-H organization

STARS praises Ponoka County as leader in province

Annual update from STARS shows big progress on helicopter campaign

Short bench for tournament host Queens

Rebuiling year sees club wind up seventh

Town selling the airport to Ponoka Flying Club

Agreement is for 25 years with option to buy back

RCMP on hunt for man who has skipped court

Public urged to call 911 if they spot him

VIDEO: Province’s top court sides with Alberta on federal carbon tax

Today’s decision is the first to side with a province against the federal government

Father and two children, from Southern Alberta, killed in fatal crash in B.C.

The single vehicle crash occured near Kamloops on Highway 5A

Teck CEO says Frontier withdrawal a result of tensions over climate, reconciliation

Don Lindsay speaks at mining conference, a day after announcing suspension of oilsands project

Harvey Weinstein found guilty of sex crimes in landmark #MeToo trial

The cases against the Hollywood mogul started the #MeToo movement

CRA puts focus on paper returns as tax-filing season opens

The federal tax collector expects to handle about two million paper returns this calendar year out of roughly 26 million filings

Teck withdraws application for Frontier mine, citing discourse over climate change

The Vancouver-based company said it will take a $1.13-billion writedown on the Frontier project in Alberta

Violent ends to past Indigenous protests haunt Trudeau government

Trudeau adopted a more assertive tone Friday, insisting the barricade must come down

Blockades remain in place as Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs returning to B.C.

Hereditary Chief Woos said they are ready to engage in nation-to-nation talks with the B.C.

Two goals by Ben King pushes Rebels over Tri-city

7-5 game a high-scoring, runaway according to Rebels forward Chris Douglas

Most Read