Originally written on Bloguin Best  |  Last updated 11/13/14

GLENDALE, AZ - OCTOBER 22: Henrik Zetterberg #40 of the Detroit Red Wings watches from the bench during the NHL game against the Phoenix Coyotes at Jobing.com Arena on October 22, 2009 in Glendale, Arizona. The Coyotes defeated the Red Wings 3-2 in overtime. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
After the retirement of Nicklas Lidstrom at the end of the 2011-2012 season, many hockey fans assumed that the next captain of the Detroit Red Wings would be one of two people: Henrik Zetterberg or Pavel Datsyuk. Both players have led their team and the NHL in class and ability for quite some time, and both were more than capable assistant captains under Lidstrom. The only question was which player would win out? Turns out it's Zetterberg. Zetterberg was drafted 210th overall by the Wings in the 1999 entry draft, making him the lowest drafted Conn Smythe winner in history, and presumably the lowest drafted NHL captain in history as well. Teammate Tomas Holmstrom will not get a chance to skate with the new captain, however. Holmstrom, whose contract expired at the end of last season, has decidied to retire. Holmstrom, 39, was drafted 257th overall in 1994, and has earned four Stanley Cups with the Wings. He's one of the most frustrating players on the ice during any given game than...
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