Red Wings Captain Henrik Zetterberg Wins Foundation Player Award

May 29, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; Detroit Red Wings center Henrik Zetterberg (40) carries the puck around Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Duncan Keith (2) during the second period in game seven of the second round of the 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs at the United Center. Mandatory Credit: Rob Grabowski-USA TODAY Sports

Today the National Hockey League awarded Red Wings Captain Henrik Zetterberg the Foundation Player award. According the NHL, the award is giving to the player  ”who applies the core values of hockey — commitment, perseverance and teamwork — to enrich the lives of people in his community.”

Through his foundation, Henrik Zetterberg hosts kids from local children’s hospitals in his suite and works with the Make A Wish Foundation. He has also worked with world organizations to provide clean water to communities in Africa.

Here is video of the NHL’s presentation released today:

Topics: Henrik Zetterberg, Red Wings

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