Zetterberg joins the '700 Club'
Captain becomes fifth fastest to reach milestone in team history
DETROIT – In Sunday’s 3-1 win at Buffalo, Red Wings forward Henrik Zetterberg became the fifth-fastest player in franchise history to reach the 700-point plateau.
The captain recorded the primary assist on Johan Franzen’s game-winning goal in the third period for career assist No. 427 in 739 NHL games. Zetterberg also has 273 career goals, which puts him at No. 8 all-time in team history. He is also No. 8 in assists, just eight assists shy from passing Norm Ullman (434).
Zetterberg now ranks second in the league with 28 points in 25 games this season, including seven assists in his last five contests.
According to the Elias Sports Bureau, Zetterberg is the fifth-fastest Red Wings’ player and eighth-fastest among active league players to reach the 700-point milestone.
FASTEST TO REACH 700 POINTS AMONG ACTIVE NHL PLAYERS
|1||Teemu Selanne||541 Games|
|2||Jaromir Jagr||557 Games|
|3||Alex Ovechkin||579 Games|
|4||Dany Heatley||685 Games|
|5t||Pavel Datsyuk||706 Games|
|5T||Joe Thornton||706 Games|
|7||Daniel Alfredsson||738 Games|
|8||Henrik Zetterberg||739 Games|
FASTEST TO REACH 700 POINTS IN RED WINGS HISTORY
|1||Steve Yzerman||519 Games|
|2||Sergei Fedorov||638 Games|
|3||Gordie Howe||673 Games|
|4||Pavel Datsyuk||706 Games|
|5||Henrik Zetterbreg||739 Games|