Henrik Zetterberg Birthday & Fun Facts

Height, Age, Net Worth, Biography & More

Shalini Moorthi
Feb 08, 2024 By Shalini Moorthi
Originally Published on Feb 06, 2023
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Henrik Zetterberg is a former Swedish hockey player.
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About Henrik Zetterberg

Carl Henrik Zetterberg, often called Henrik Zetterberg, is a former hockey player.

He played for Detroit Red Wings, which competes in National Hockey League. He shoots left-handed and is a left winger.

Henrik Zetterberg was born on October 9, 1980. He is the child of Ulla Zetterberg and Goran Zetterberg. He started playing hockey in his childhood. On vacation in Cyprus, he found he was drafted for the 1999 NHL by Detroit Red Wings in the seventh round. His jersey number is 40. In the Winter Olympics of 2006 and 2014, he won gold and silver, respectively. During the World Championships, he received gold, silver, and bronze in different years. In 2010, he married Emma Cornelia Andersson in Sweden. In 2015, he became a father with the birth of his son, whom he named Love Zetterberg.

Henrik Zetterberg's Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What is Henrik Zetterberg's net worth?

The famous former hockey player Henrik Zetterberg's net worth is around $25 million.

How much does Henrik Zetterberg earn per year?

The ice hockey player's annual earnings are unknown in the public database.

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How tall is Henrik Zetterberg?

This ice hockey player is 6 ft (182 cm) tall.

How old is Henrik Zetterberg?

Henrik Zetterberg is 42 years old as of 2022. The ice hockey player was born on October 9, 1980.

Childhood And Education

Henrik Zetterberg was born on October 9, 1980, in Njurunda, Sweden. He was born to Ulla Zetterberg and Goran Zetterberg. He has a sibling named Ulrika Zetterberg.

He started to play hockey in his childhood. He was on vacation in Cyprus with his family when he learned about his draft into Detroit Red Wings, 7th round in 1999. When he was 17, he served in the Sweden military army.

Family, Romance, And Relationships

Who is Henrik Zetterberg's partner?

Henrik Zetterberg's partner is a TV host Emma Cornelia Andersson. She is a Swedish actress and singer. Both got engaged in 2008 and married in 2010. They birthed a son on August 20, 2015. They named their son Love Zetterberg.

Career And Professional Highlights

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The star hockey player started his career in sports by playing for Njurunda Sports Club. As an honor in 2008, Njurunda Sports Club changed its stadium name to Modin & Zetterberg from what was earlier called Njurunda Ishall. When he was a teen, he left Njurunda Sports Club for Swedish Ice Hockey, Timrå IK.

At one point, Jim Nill, the Assistant General Manager of Detroit Red Wings, and Håkan Andersson, the Director of European Scouting, saw his talent in a tournament. Nill said he liked Zetterburg's instinct. Later, he was selected for the Red Wings in 1999. In 2002, he played his rookie season. His debut for the National Hockey League was on October 10, 2002, against San Jose Sharks at the place Joe Louis Arena. In his second rookie season, he could not participate entirely because of his leg injury.

In 2005, Henrik Zetterberg was back on track and shined as one of the leading players. In the absence of the then-captain of the team Steve Yzerman, he was named as the alternative captain. With Mikael Samuelsson, Niklas Kronwall, Nicklas Lidström, and Tomas Holmström, he was nicknamed the 'Swedish Five' in the '90s. Though he was selected for the National Hockey League All-Star Game in 2007, his wrist injury stood as an obstacle.

During the final phase of his contract with the Detroit Red Wings, Henrik Zetterberg again signed a 12-year extension contract with them in 2009. This contract of 12 years is the longest and one of its kind in hockey history. His contribution during the 2009 Stanley Cup playoffs was remarkable, though his team lost against Pittsburgh Penguins.

When Nicklas Lidström announced his retirement as team captain, Henrik Zetterberg was his successor. In 2013, he became the captain of the Detroit Red Wings. His back injury was a significant obstacle in his career. During the 2014 winter Olympics, he had surgery which made him miss esteemed games. He was not seen in the IIHF World Championships also due to his health. In the 2014 Stanley Cup, he entered to play the first couple of games for Detroit Red Wings, while Boston Bruins defeated his team in the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals.

In 2018, Henrik Zetterberg's NHL career ended when Detroit Red Wings' general manager Ken Holland declared he wouldn't be playing anymore due to his back condition. After playing fifteen seasons in the National Hockey League, he officially retired in 2020 as an ice hockey player.

Henrik Zetterberg is known for playing more than a thousand games, scoring more than 300 goals, and registering more than 600 assists at the national level. Apart from this, he played many games, scored considerable goals, and assisted quite a few times for the Swedish National Team at the international level.

He is one of the few ice hockey players and coaches to be grouped under the Triple Gold Club. Triple Gold Club is attributed to ice hockey coaches and players who have secured the Stanley Cup, NHL Championship trophy, and Gold in the Olympics and World Championships.

What awards has Henrik Zetterberg won?

Henrik Zetterberg has won quite a few awards and medals for his performance. He won a gold medal in the 1998 IIHF European Junior Championships, a gold medal in the 2006 Ice Hockey World Championships, a silver at World Championships in 2003, and a silver medal in the 2014 Winter Olympics. He was also awarded the SHL Rookie of the Year in 2001, Guldpucken Award in 2002, Second All-Star and Stanley Cup in 2008, Conn Smythe Trophy in 2008, NHL Foundation Player Award in 2013, and King Clancy Memorial Trophy in 2015. He was nominated for Calder Memorial Trophy in 2003 and Frank J Selke Trophy in 2008.

Henrik Zetterberg's Hobbies And Interests

Henrik Zetterberg brought trotting horses as a post-retirement hobby.

Other Interesting Henrik Zetterberg Facts And Trivia

  • 'Fun With Henrik Zetterberg' is a collection of web episodes that featured a look-alike of him. Greg DeLiso, a New York filmmaker, and his friend Jakob Hawkins decided to direct this series. The spectators well-received this web series.
  • After the success of these web episodes, the duo launched another series 'Fake Henrik Zetterberg' with 12 episodes on October 26, 2011.
  • Henrik Zetterberg, during his teens, spent a few months in the Sweden Army. Back then, it was a requirement for Swedish people to serve the nation.
  • He has two nicknames. One is Zäta, and the other is Hank. The former is a Swedish nickname and a diminutive of his last name. The latter one is his English nickname and a diminutive of his forename.
  • He owned a clothing business firm called Zata Collection.
  • With his girlfriend Emma Andersson, he was on the Swedish home décor show in 2006.
  • His jersey has a big c in it. The big c is to represent his outstanding leadership as a captain.
  • When the then-captain of the Red Wings, Steve Yzerman, announced his retirement, news reports speculated that he would be the next captain. However, Nicklas Lidström took over the position.
  • He is one of the three non-NHL players named to the squad of Sweden for the Winter Olympics of 2002 in Salt Lake City, Utah.

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Written by Shalini Moorthi

Master of Arts specializing in English

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Shalini MoorthiMaster of Arts specializing in English

With a Master's degree in English and Comparative literature from Pondicherry University, Shalini is an accomplished and award-winning writer. She is also dedicated to education, having mentored students to successfully pass entrance exams. Shalini's passion for literature extends beyond her professional life, as she enjoys reading and writing poetry in her leisure time.

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