Originally written on The Hockey Guys  |  Last updated 1/16/13

DENVER - OCTOBER 24: Henrik Zetterberg #40 of the Detroit Red Wings skates against the Colorado Avalanche during NHL action at the Pepsi Center on October 24, 2009 in Denver, Colorado. The Avalanche defeated the Red Wings 3-1. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
Henrik Zetterberg was announced as the Detroit Red Wings new captain on Tuesday, January 15, 2013. Via the Detroit Red Wings Twitter account. By Rhys Richards (@RREsq) On Tuesday, the Detroit Red Wings announced superstar forward Henrik Zetterberg as the team’s third captain in 28 years. Zetterberg will take over for retired legend Nicklas Lidstrom and former mentor, nearby locker mate, and legend Steve Yzerman. Zetterberg certainly has big shoes to fill, but the 32-year-old is ready. Zetterberg told the Detroit Free Press, “More than anything, this is a very big responsibility, to represent the Wings in everything. You look back at some of the former captains… it is very big shoes to fill. But I read a quote from Stevie Y when he became captain in ’86. He said it made it a lot easier by having a locker full of leaders. That’s the same for me now.” Zetterberg was drafted by Detroit 210th overall in the seventh round of the 1999 NHL Entry Draft. He made his debut with the Red Wings i...
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