The Oakville native was named captain yesterday, to little surprise. Matia Marcantuoni, Evan McEneny, Eric Ming and Curtis Meighan were named assistants - two each for home and road games.
A third assistant - likely Ben Thomson, if he returns from the NHL/AHL - could be added.
Fanelli has come a long way from prospect to hockey dreams seemingly dashed to remarkable comeback to productive player to captain.
Read his thoughts on it all.
Meanwhile, here are 10 questions - and answers - facing this year's Rangers bunch.
From who will lead the team in scoring to top line candidates and more. Give it a look-see.
One more day until the season opener. That means another story coming tomorrow in our leadup to the big day.
Yesterday saw team by team OHL previews, in case you missed it.