Born: 10/9/80. 5’11, 195 lbs.
Drafted in the seventh frickin’ round alongside other seventh rounders in ’99 destined for greatness such as George Parros and Jeff Finger, and those are the only two that I recognize. How many seventh rounders have gone on to become captains of their team? When Zetterberg takes the reins away from the Perfect Human, it will be a historic moment. Z is a hair under an 80 point average over the past 4 seasons, and if he ends up with Datsyuk all year in 2009-2010, you can bet that average is going up. One year before Hossa came in and started taking time away from players like Franzen and Zetterberg; Z had 43 goals and had his sights on 50. Well this year may be the year. One of the Euro Twins is breaking the triple-digit point total, I can just feel it. Zetterberg signed a 12 year contract that had Dale Tallon and the rest of the league pooping in their pants. He knows what it takes to win and he wants to remain a Red Wing for life. A swift skater, great puck handler, with a rocket of a shot, and great defensive skills, he and Datsyuk are underappreciated as the two most complete players in the league today.
“Psst…I still own you, Cindy.”