GAME HIGHS: Goals: 3 / Assists: 4 / Points: 5 ... HAT TRICKS: 6 / MULTI-PT GAMES: 196
CAREER: In the 6th season of a 12-year contract...2008 Stanley Cup champion...Named 36th captain in DET history, 1/15/13...2013 NHL Foundation Award...2008 Conn Smythe Trophy...2008 NHL Second All-Star Team...2006 Olympic gold and WC gold...2003 NHL All-Rookie Team...Four-time Olympian.
2014-15: Recorded his 6th career hat trick during a 4-point game on 1/18 vs. BUF...Had a five-game point streak, 11/24-12/2...Set a career high with 11 SOG on 12/2 vs. FLA...Matched career best with 4 assists on 10/17 at TOR...Picked up 9 points (3-6-9) during 4-game point streak, 10/17-10/23...Has passed Ted Lindsay and Norm Ullman in pts. this season (ranks 7th in DET history).
OTHER: Hosts guests from local children's hospitals at DRW home games in his Zetterberg Foundation Suite... Serves as the team spokesperson for the annual smoke detector collection...Scored the Stanley Cup-clinching goal in 2008.
Swedish Elite League Rookie of the Year (2001) NHL All-Rookie Team (2003) NHL Second All-Star Team (2008) Conn Smythe Trophy (2008) NHL Foundation Player Award (2013)
Signed as a free agent by Timra (Sweden), September 20, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Zug (Swiss), October 8, 2012.
That group is not satisfied until we win a Stanley Cup. When we do win that Stanley Cup, I don't think we'll be satisfied then either. We're going to want another one. We have the group to do it. We have all the pieces. We just need to put them together.
— Ducks forward Ryan Kesler after signing a six-year extension with Anaheim this past July