Zetterberg Signs 12 Year Contract Extension

The Detroit Free Press is reporting that Henrik Zetterberg has signed a new 12 year deal that will keep him in Detroit until he’s 40.  The Wings see him as their future captain.  Having him as a lifetime Red Wings is an amazing accomplishment for the Ken Holland and his staff.  It’s a testament to the greatness of the organization which starts with the ownership.  Thank goodness the Ilitch family is so great to work for because that’s the root of why the Red Wings are so consistently good.

Apparently, a conversation with Steve Yzerman helped Zetterberg make his decision to stay.  Over the next 12 years Zetterberg has the opportunity to build a legacy on par with that of Yzerman.  We’ll be watching Red Wings history in the making.

It’s great to see that even in the salary cap era you can still find a loyal franchise player.   Way to go, Hank!

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