Former Detroit Red Wings captain Henrik Zetterberg will be inducted into the IIHF (International Ice Hockey Federation) Hockey Hall of Fame.
Zetterberg, a native of Njurunda, Sweden, played his entire NHL career with the Red Wings, joining the team in 2002 after being drafted by them in the 7th round in 1999. He served as captain from 2013 until his retirement in 2018. Over the course of his career, Zetterberg was known for his skill and leadership on the ice, helping lead the Red Wings to the Stanley Cup in 2008 and earning a gold medal with Team Sweden at the 2006 Winter Olympics.
In 1,082 career NHL games, Zetterberg scored 337 goals and recorded 960 points, making him one of the most successful Swedish players in NHL history. He was also a seven-time NHL All-Star and won the Conn Smythe Trophy as playoff MVP in 2008. He ended his career with a 50.8% Face-off percentage, a +160, and racked up 401 PIMs as well.
Zetterberg’s induction into the IIHF Hockey Hall of Fame is a well-deserved recognition of his impressive career. He joins an elite group of players who have made significant contributions to the game of hockey, and his achievements will be celebrated by fans around the world.
Henrik Zetterberg’s induction into the IIHF Hockey Hall of Fame is a fitting recognition of his outstanding career and contributions to the game of hockey. His skill, leadership, and determination on the ice have made him one of the greatest players of his generation, and he will always be remembered as one of the all-time greats.