Saturday, November 06, 2004

Henrik Zetterberg Update

Red Wings forward Henrik Zetterberg is having a successful outing with the Timrå Red Eagles of the Swedish Elite League, as the lockout consumes the remainder of the 2004-2005 NHL season. Through 17 games played, Zetterberg has 9 goals and 10 assists, second in SEL scoring only to Modo's Peter Forsberg, who has 6 goals and 15 assists in 16 games. Zetterberg's solid play, with the help of Miikka Kiprusoff in net, has rocketed Timrå to second place in the SEL, with Frölunda leading by just 1 point in the standings.
Zetterberg is known as "Zåta" to his Swedish fans (it means "Z" in Swedish), and had previously played for Timrå from 1997-2002. His stellar play helped promote Timrå to the first tier league for the 2000-2001 season. Henrik was named the SEL Rookie of the Year for the 2000-2001 season, and won the Gold Puck Award, distinguishing him as Sweden’s best hockey player, the following season. When he left his club to join the Wings in 2002, Timrå retired his #20 and he remains a fan favorite today.


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