Zetterberg Named Red Wings Captain

The Detroit Red Wings named Henrik Zetterberg their new captain today at Compuware Arena in Plymouth.

Zetterberg takes on the captaincy after Nicklas Lidstrom retired. 

Zetterberg was an alternate captain last season with Pavel Datsyuk and Niklas Kronwall, but his time as Red Wings captain was foreshadowed when he had a locker next to Steve Yzerman in 2006.

Yzerman and Lidstrom were only a couple legendary Detroit captains mentioned by Zetterberg in his press conference. The likes of Gordie Howe, Ted Lindsay and Alex Delvecchio were also mentioned. Note that all of the above have their jerseys in the rafters (and for Lidstrom's case, soon to be).

Datsyuk and Niklas Kronwall will be the alternate captains this season.

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John Russo's picture

One of the two non-Flyers shirseys I have is a Hank shirsey, Guy deserves the C