Gun midfielders Patrick Dangerfield and Rory Sloane will share the acting-captaincy duties at Adelaide while regular skipper Nathan van Berlo recovers from a serious Achilles tendon injury.
Van Berlo is likely to be sidelined for six months after rupturing his Achilles tendon at training in mid-January.
Coach Brenton Sanderson said it was a unanimous decision to reappoint van Berlo as captain - a role he has held since replacing Simon Goodwin in 2011.
"After comprehensive discussions, in which we assessed all the options, we were unanimous in the decision that Nathan is the best leader of our footy club. He's the standout," Sanderson said on Friday.
"We'd reached that decision prior to 'VB' getting injured. After Nathan was injured, we thought he could still do a fantastic job in leading the club off the field.
"In the best case scenario, hopefully, we get him back mid-season anyway."
Dangerfield and Sloane, both aged 23, were elevated to the Crows' leadership group two years ago.
"Patrick and Rory are both developing into outstanding leaders," Sanderson said.
"They've exhibited an enormous amount of great leadership in the two years I've been at the club and they've gone to another level again this summer.
"We feel they'll do a fantastic job as acting captains, with the assistance of Nathan while he's on the sidelines."
Forward Taylor Walker and 2010 best and fairest winner Richard Douglas have been given official leadership roles for the first time in 2014, rounding out a seven-man group which also includes Scott Thompson and Sam Jacobs.
Walker missed much of the Crows' disappointing 2013 campaign after undergoing a knee reconstruction.
Thompson had been acting captain when van Berlo missed three games last year, but Sanderson said he had backed the club's decision to promote Dangerfield and Sloane.