Henrik Zetterberg

Henrik Zetterberg

About Henrik Zetterberg

Henrik Zta' Zetterberg (born October 9, 1980) is a Swedish professional ice hockey centre and alternate captain currently playing for the Detroit Red Wings of the National Hockey League. Along with winning the Stanley Cup in 2008, Zetterberg won the Conn Smythe Trophy as the Most Valuable Player of the 2008 Stanley Cup Playoffs. Zetterberg started out by playing his youth league games for the Njurunda Sports Club, as did Fredrik Modin. In the Swedish leagues, players were calling him Zetty the Grizzly Teddy, due to his facial hair. In 2008, the club renamed their arenauntil then known as Njurunda Ishallto Modin & Zetterberg-hallen in their honor. Zetterberg caught the attention of the Red Wings' Assistant General Manager Jim Nill and Director of European Scouting Hkan Andersson during a tournament in Finland. While Andersson was trying to point out Mattias Weinhandl, Nill could not help noticing 'this little Zetterberg guy who always seemed to have the puck.'

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