By: Jacob Rioux
"The Red Wings captain puts his team first by sacrificing offensive potential to play exceptional defense.
This often results in head coach Mike Babcock matching him up against the opposing team's most important offensive player, which is a role that the Swedish forward willingly accepts and excels in.
He's also tallied 42 or more assists in six of his last seven non-lockout seasons, and Zetterberg's 37 assists in 46 games last year was the best assists per game average (0.80) of his career." (Bleacher Report)
Henrik Zetterberg, captain of the Detroit Red Wings, would rather help his team by being in the background and making a difference rather than taking the glory for himself. This helps him be a good captain because he is putting his players first and exemplifying unselfishness for the good of his team. Being and unselfish leader is key as Zetterberg demonstrates.