The Hockey Hall of Fame didn’t call Henrik Zetterberg’s name on Wednesday, but the former Detroit Red Wings captain was yet again becoming a hall of famer.
While he didn’t hear for the big hall, the state where he made his NHL home is calling. Zetterberg was named this week as part of the class of 2023 that will be enshrined into the Michigan Sports Hall of Fame.
Congrats, Z! 🙌 pic.twitter.com/gtFLEw1nVr
— Detroit Red Wings (@DetroitRedWings) June 20, 2023
Zetterberg would play all 1028 of his NHL games with Detroit, scoring 337 goals and accumulating 960 points. He won and Olympic gold medal and world championship in 2006, the Stanley Cup and Conn Smythe Trophy in 2007-08 and the King Clancy Memorial Trophy in 2014-15.
Zetterberg, a member of the Triple Gold Club, was also recently inducted into the IIHF Hall of Fame.
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Red Wings Offseason
You’ve got to be a fairly hard-core Red Wings fan to recall forward Zach Torquato. Detroit selected him 178th overall in the 2007 NHL entry draft. Although he would play 12 AHL gaems for the Grand Rapids Griffins, the Red Wings never offered him a contract. After seven seasons in the AHL and ECHL, Torquato went to Europe, playing in Italy, Switzerland, Denmark and France. Recently, he was announcing his retirement following completion of his second season in the French league with Angers.
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Philadelphia: Are the Philadelphia Flyers still looking to trade center Kevin Hayes? Flyers GM Daniel Briere isn’t so sure. He think Hayes can help the club.
Islanders: Defenseman Scott Mayfield is reluctantly accepting the reality that his days with the New York Islanders might be over.
Pittsburgh: Could former Red Wings forward Tyler Bertuzzi sign with the Pittsburgh Penguins as a replacement for Jason Zucker?
Washington: the AHL Coach of the Year two years running, Mtich Love is joining the Washington Capitals staff under new head caoch Spencer Carbery.
Boston: It sounds as though Boston Bruins forward David Krejci is leaning toward retirement.
Buffalo: Former Buffalo Sabres player and coach Phil Housley is joing the staff of Peter Laviolette with the New York Rangers.
Florida: Will GM Bill Zito be able to keep the Florida Panthers together?
Montreal: Marc-Andre Bergeron is leaving his post as GM and VP of hockey ops with the Trois Rivieres Lions, ECHL affiliate of the Montreal Canadiens.
Chicago: The two Connors. Future Chicago Blackhawks first overall draft pick Connor Bedard talks about training with another first overall pick, Connor McDavid of the Edmonton Oilers.
Colorado: It’s unlikely that the Colorado Avalanche will be signing veteran defenseman Erik Johnson to another contract.
Nashville: Derek MacKenzie and Andrew Brunette have reunited on the coaching staff of the Nashville Predators.
Calgary: If enough players are determined to leave, the Calgary Flames will have no choice but to enter a rebuild.
Los Angeles: Who’s to blame for the slow development of so many top Los Angeles Kings prospects?
San Jose: Which San Jose Sharks forwards are most likely to replace the offense created by the departed Timo Meier?
Vegas: Did the Vegas Golden Knights circumvent the NHL salary cap en route to winning the Stanley Cup?