Sources tell TSN that the Toronto Maple Leafs are expected to name Dion Phaneuf as the club's 17th captain next week.
The team is holding a press conference on Monday, where the club says it will make an announcement and unveil a new Maple Leafs sweater.
Toronto has been without a captain since Mats Sundin did not re-sign with the team after the 2007-08 season. The club also went without a captain for three seasons between 1986 and 1989.
Phaneuf, 25, was traded to Toronto in a blockbuster, eight-player trade on Jan. 31. He played a total of 81 games last season between the Leafs and the Calgary Flames, and tallied 12 goals and 20 assists.
He will be entering his sixth NHL season.