Henrik Zetterberg is done playing professional hockey, Red Wings GM says

Jose Verdugo
Setiembre 14, 2018

After 15 seasons in the NHL, Henrik Zetterberg is done.

Ken Holland told reporters at Red Wings training camp in Traverse City on Friday that Zetterberg has made a decision to retire.

Holland said Zetterberg will be placed on long-term injured reserve.

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No doubt the timing will draw speculation around league circles. Zetterberg is stepping away with just $5.35 million left to earn on a contract that carried a $73 million original value, making him a possible trade target for rebuilding teams looking to reach the salary floor and the means to potentially open up cap space for Holland and the Wings.

Zetterberg finishes his career ranking sixth in franchise history in games played (1,082), and fifth in goals (337), assists (623) and points (960).

Now, as this season's training camp gets underway, Zetterberg has decided he can not continue to play at this level. He had another 120 points in 137 playoff games and won the Conn Smythe Trophy with his lone Stanley Cup triumph in 2008.

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