He is coming off a season that he appeared in all 82 games and had a team-high 63 points, which included 16 goals and 47 assists.
The young star just turned 22 on July 30th, but is already a recognized name within the Red Wings fan base, especially with him being a local guy. He is from Waterford, Michigan and is living the dream by playing for the team he grew up rooting for.
There is speculation that current captain Henrik Zetterberg may not be back next season. That is sounding even more likely with the most recent report that he has had a "rough summer," which includes him limiting his workouts. Red Wings general manager and executive vice president Ken Holland has already compared Larkin to the likes of Steve Yzerman, Nicklas Lidstrom, and Zetterberg, which bodes well for his shot at becoming a captain on this team, possibly in the very near future.