In hockey, being named team captain is quite an honor. It's usually the team's best player that gets to wear the C on their jersey. Some of the game's great names have been honored as such.
However, sometimes the captaincy is not given to someone flashy or high-scoring. Sometimes, the player's more subtle qualities are honored. There are no leadership points on the scoresheet, after all.
Jeff Halpern is neither flashy nor high-scoring. He has toiled over a decade in the NHL, spending most of his time with the Washington Capitals. Yet, Halpern's leadership qualities were recognized as he was named the Caps cap in 2005.
Halpern only spent a year in that capacity, leaving for Dallas the following offseason. Since then, he has bounced around the league, returning to Washington in 2011. In fact, when his career is looked back at, it will be hard to distinguish it from many other NHL lifers.
Well, except for one thing. Halpern was a Jewish NHL captain. This makes him pretty much one in a lifetime...