Forward Henrik Zetterberg was named the new captain of the Detroit Red Wings on Tuesday.
Zetterberg succeeds fellow Swede Nicklas Lidstrom as the Red Wings newest captain. Lidstrom retired in May after wearing the 'C' in Detroit for six seasons following the retirement of Steve Yzerman, who was the longest-serving captain in NHL history when he hung up his skates in 2006.
Zetterberg, 32, is entering his 10th NHL season – all with Detroit – and was an easy choice to replace Lidstrom since he has the respect of not only his fellow players but the Red Wings coaching staff as well.
His appointment was announced this afternoon in a news conference at Compuware Arena, where the Red Wings are holding training camp.