Zetterberg to Captain Sweden in World Cup
Zetterberg, 36, will be the only player on Team Sweden with World Cup of Hockey experience. He competed in the 2004 edition of the tournament, the last time this event was contested.
It is also Zetterberg's second time captaining his country's side. He was given the "C" during the 2014 Sochi Olympics, but a back injury held him out of all but one game for that tournament. He has 13 international appearances for Sweden.
The Red Wings will be well represented in Toronto for the 3rd World Cup of Hockey, with nine players on their roster set to compete for six of the eight teams.
Team Europe now boasts the most Red Wings on its roster, with Tomas Tatar (Slovakia) and new signings Frans Nielsen (Denmark) and Thomas Vanek (Austria) listed. Henrik Zetterberg and Niklas Kronwall will represent Sweden, and Petr Mrazek (Czech Republic), Alexey Marchenko (Russia), Dylan Larkin (Team North America), and Justin Abdelkader (USA) are the rest of the Red Wings competing. Pavel Datsyuk, now with SKA St. Petersburg, is on Russia's roster as well.
The World Cup of Hockey starts September 17th and runs until October 1st at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto.