Marc Murphy has been reappointed as Carlton captain for a fourth successive AFL season as the Blues look to rebuild under new coach Brendon Bolton.
Carlton have overhauled the remainder of the seven-man leadership group.
Kade Simpson has got the nod as the sole vice-captain, while the group also includes young guns Patrick Cripps and Sam Docherty.
“I love the footy club and I couldn’t be prouder to be appointed captain,” the 28-year-old Murphy told the Carlton website.
“I was pretty confident (of being reappointed).
“I think we’ve got a lot of great leaders at the footy club and I felt the boys have been right behind me and supported me the whole way through.
“Obviously having a whole new coaching staff, you’ve got to prove yourself and I think it’s a really good opportunity to do that.”
Carlton endured a tumultuous 2015, with record-breaking coach Mick Malthouse sacked a third of the way through the season.
Caretaker coach John Barker saw out a campaign which ended with the Blues claiming the wooden spoon.
Barker applied for the fulltime head coaching position, but was edged out by Bolton, the highly-regarded Hawthorn assistant coach.
Barker then accepted a position as the Blues’ stoppages coach.