The Vancouver Canucks named goaltender Roberto Luongo as their 12th captain in team history on Tuesday.

Luongo replaces former captain Markus Naslund, who signed a free-agent contract with the New York Rangers in the off-season.

Choosing a goalie as captain is an unconventional choice, but Luongo — the cornerstone of the Canucks' franchise — says he is up for the task.

NHL rules prevent goalies from wearing the "C" on their jerseys, but teams are allowed to give their netminders the designation. The last NHL goaltender to serve as team captain prior to this rule was Bill Durnan of the Montreal Canadiens in the 1947-48 NHL season.

Ryan Kesler, Mattias Ohlund and Willie Mitchell were named alternate captains.

What's your take? Should a goalie be a team captain? Why or why not?