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The Detroit Red Wings are ready to share the worst-kept secret in Hockeytown: Henrik Zetterberg will inherit the team’s captaincy, which came open when Nicklas Lidstrom retired.
Chuck Pleiness of the Macomb Daily confirmed the news — the Red Wings will make it official on Tuesday.
“It’s a great choice,” Danny Cleary said after the second day of training camp. “He would be a unanimous vote in here.”
“I think Hank’s been groomed to be our captain for many, many years now,” Niklas Kronwall said. “Ever since he got in here, he sat beside Stevie (Yzerman) and learned a lot from him. Hank, he’s been a captain for many years even though he hasn’t had the ‘C.’ Of course we had Nick but Hank is just as good a leader and he brings it every night. That’s what you want from your leader.”
As reported by multiple outlets last week, the Wings likely will turn to Pavel Datsyuk and Niklas Kronwall as their alternate captains. Datsyuk has filled that role for multiple seasons, while Kronwall added the “A” to his jersey last year.
The announcement of Zetterberg as just the third team captain since 1986 (that’s when Yzerman took the role) comes amid a frantic and emotional week for the Red Wings. Not only did training camp just open Sunday, hours after the NHL lockout ended, but longtime Wing Tomas Holmstrom has a press conference scheduled for Wednesday, at which he’ll announce his retirement.
Detroit then opens its shortened 2013 season on Saturday night in St. Louis.
Zetterberg has played all nine of his NHL seasons with the Red Wings. Along the way, he’s claimed a Stanley Cup (2007-08), scored 252 regular-season goals and added 372 assists.
The 32-year-old Zetterberg is under contract through the 2020-21 season.
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PLYMOUTH, Mich. -- The Red Wings don't do things by accident, so it wasn't an accident that in the 2002-03 season they put rookie Henrik Zetterberg next to Steve Yzerman in the dressing room.
When the Wings take the ice for Tuesday's Red-White Game, it will likely be the first time that Zetterberg's sweater has the captain's 'C' on it.
The Red Wings just made things official. More Tweets and stuff to come between now and the scrimmage at 6 PM (on FSD and WXYT AM):
Henrik Zetterberg presented with a new letter for his jersey tonight. #RedWings #Unlocked twitter.com/MiHockeyNow/st…
— MiHockey (@MiHockeyNow) January 15, 2013
Update: Officially, officially official: Continue reading "...
PLYMOUTH, Mich. -- It was nearly impossible to get Nick Lidstrom angry.
Henrik Zetterberg, on the other hand, could be a different story as the new Red Wings captain, which was officially announced at a press conference before Tuesday's Red-White scrimmage game at Compuware Arena.
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The Detroit Red Wings have chosen Henrik Zetterberg as their captain, replacing retired defenseman Nicklas Lidstrom.
The announcement came as little surprise. Detroit made it official at a news conference Tuesday before a public scrimmage at Compuware Arena in Plymouth, where the Red Wings have been holding training camp.
The 32-year-old Zetterberg has been an alternate captain...
(Eds: APNewsNow. Will be updated. With AP Photos.) By LARRY LAGE AP Hockey Writer Henrik Zetterberg has some big skates to fill.
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By Anthony Caruso III
The Capital Sports Report
Owner/Managing Editor/Sr. Writer
The Detroit Red Wings will have a new captain on Tuesday. Henrik Zetterberg
At the Red and White game on Tuesday night at 6 pm, the Red Wings will introduce Henrik Zetterberg as the new team captain. He will become the 36th captain in the team’s history.
He replaces Nicklas Lidstrom, who retired in...
The Detroit Red Wings, as expected, named Henrik Zetterberg captain on Tuesday, making the veteran forward just the third team captain since 1986. Zetterberg replaced Nicklas Lidstrom in that role — Lidstrom retired last summer following the Wings’ playoff loss to Nashville.
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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...
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PLYMOUTH, Mich. It's quite the luxury to begin your NHL career playing on a line with Pavel Datsyuk and Henrik Zetterberg.
But that's what new Red Wing Damien Brunner will experience this week.
"That's the easiest thing in the world," Zetterberg said about playing with Datsyuk.
Zetterberg is used to playing with Datsyuk but for Brunner it's going to...
Later this afternoon at a press conference at the Compuware Sports Arena prior to this evening's Red/White Intrasquad scrimmage, the Detroit Red Wings will formally introduce Henrik Zetterberg as the new captain of the hockey club, in place of the retired Nicklas Lidstrom.
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