Two Detroit Red Wings will have the honor of captaining their national teams at the Sochi Games.

Reports out of Russia quote hockey coach Zicoach Zinetula Bilyaletdinov as saying, "We have a candidate for the team’s captain who was agreed upon unanimously by the coaching staff – it is Pavel Datsyuk."

This isn't a surprise, since at 35 and making his fourth Winter Olympics appearance, Datsyuk is a senior statesman within Russian hockey. Datsyuk has a sizable record of performing on big stages, from having won his first Stanley Cup as a rookie in 2002, the same year he won Olympic bronze, through another NHL championship in 2008, and a world championship in 2012.

Henrik Zetterberg, the Wings' captain, was named captain of Team Sweden last week.