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Sports Red Wings GM: Henrik Zetterberg’s hockey career is over

18:52  14 september  2018
18:52  14 september  2018 Source:   sportsnet.ca

Red Wings post emotional tribute video to Henrik Zetterberg

  Red Wings post emotional tribute video to Henrik Zetterberg Red Wings post emotional tribute video to Henrik ZetterbergAsk around the NHL and you won’t find many players more universally respected both on and off the ice than Henrik Zetterberg. Sadly, it was announced on Friday by GM Ken Holland that the team captain’s career is done due to a degenerative back condition.

a hockey game in the snow © Paul Sancya/AP

Detroit Red Wings general manager Ken Holland says captain Henrik Zetterberg‘s hockey career is over due to a degenerative back condition.

Holland told reporters of Zetterberg’s status on Friday morning. The 37-year-old will be placed on long-term IR.

Zetterberg’s NHL career comes to a close after 1,082 games — all with the Red Wings — in which he racked up 337 goals and 960 points. The Njurunda, Sweden native also suited up in 137 post-season contests for Detroit, which included back-to-back Stanley Cup Final appearances in 2007-08 and 2008-09 against the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Zetterberg led Detroit in playoff points in both of those runs to the Final, and was awarded the Conn Smythe Trophy as post-season MVP when the Red Wings won the Cup in 2007-08.

Captain of the Red Wings since January 2013, Zetterberg currently sits fifth in franchise history in goals, assists and points.

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