The 26-year-old was entrusted to wear the captain’s armband in all five of the team’s pre-season friendlies this summer by Nigel Adkins and has now been given the honour of leading the side on a full-time basis ahead of the start of the 2018/19 campaign.
Delighted with his new-found role as one of the leaders in the Tigers’ camp, Henriksen is relishing the additional responsibility that comes with donning the armband.
“Of course, it is a big honour to be given the armband for such a big club like Hull City because it means I must have done something right,” he said.
“Nigel wants me to wear the armband and I am ready to be a leader. I have been captain at two of my previous clubs, so I know what it is and what the role entails.
“It is something special to wear the armband for a team in English football and I am determined to lead the side well.
“Michael Dawson was a great captain here over the past couple of years but I will be a different type of leader to what he was. I can only do it my way.
“Every team has different types of captains and leaders. Even though I’m young, I think I have a lot of experience that can help the team.
“It will be great to lead the team out for the first time in a competitive game against Aston Villa, even more so if we perform as we hope and get the three points we are targeting.”