Seven years ago, Nicklas Lidstrom took the torch from 20-year captain from Steve Yzerman. On Tuesday, Henrik Zetterberg will be taking the torch from Lidstrom.
The Red Wings will make the official announcement in a press conference Tuesday shortly before 5pm. Teammate Dan Cleary said that Zetterberg is the right choice. ”He would be a unanimous vote in here.”
The 32-year old Zetterberg has been brought along to be a captain ever since he became a Wing ten years ago. Hank’s locker was next to Yzerman’s until Yzerman retired.
Pavel Datsyuk and Niklas Kronwall will be named alternate captains.
The Wings will host a Red and White game at Compuware Arena at 5pm Tuesday.