JACK Ziebell is unsure who will captain North Melbourne next year but admits he's thought about stepping into the role.

Ziebell said he wouldn't change his uncompromising leadership or playing style if he was picked to captain North in 2017.

The 25-year-old, who became the club's sole vice-captain last season after previously sharing the role with Drew Petrie, appears the obvious successor to take over with skipper Andrew Swallow stepping down after five years.

"Obviously I've thought about it a little bit and it's something that I've aspired to do," Ziebell said.

"But in saying that, I've said publicly before that if I was to captain or I wasn't to captain it probably wouldn't change much of my actions and the way I go about my football.

"I'm about trying to help my teammates improve, as well as myself, and drive this footy club to hopefully its next premiership."

North's playing group and coaching staff will vote on the new captain after Swallow said he would hand over the reins following the club's elimination final loss to Adelaide.

Ziebell led the Roos for the first and only time when Swallow failed to recover from concussion in time to face Hawthorn in round 13 this year. He relished the experience.

"Obviously I really enjoyed it, I don't think we won that game, though, so I probably didn't do too well, but it would be a good challenge if it came," he said.

"But as a leadership group we've got enough to focus on next year and make sure we can improve as a team.

"I don't expect anything, but obviously with Andrew stepping down … there's a position vacant and if it's me, that's great, but if it's not I'll support whoever gets the job."

The Roos have lost 2,010 games experience since the end of their campaign, mostly with the departures of Brent Harvey, Drew Petrie, Nick Dal Santo, Michael Firrito and Daniel Wells.

"It's always difficult to see them go but at the same time it's exciting because the guys that come in bring a lot of excitement and youth," Ziebell said.

The tough midfielder said there was a sense of the unknown next season with a new-look team, but didn't buy into suggestions the Roos could slip down the ladder in 2017.

"A lot of guys haven't had their opportunity yet and I think a lot of guys next year will get their opportunity," Ziebell said.

"We know what young players can do when they get their opportunity, you look at guys last [season] like Mason Wood, and Benny Brown's come on in leaps and bounds.

"Majak (Daw) played really well towards the end of last [season], Trent Dumont, Kayne Turner, you can roll the list off, Taylor Garner hasn't played for a couple of years.

"These guys, we just want to get them fit, into our team and we know internally what they can do and it's about showing the football world that as well."

The Roos unveiled a new logo on Friday, the club's seventh in 147 years.

"I think the old logo served its purpose. I think it was designed in 2007 when the club was going through a bit of a tough period and represented our club really well through that point," Ziebell said.

"But I think going forward now … it represents what we stand for and the direction we're heading as well."