THE DEFENSIVE LIABILITY PERSPECTIVE
Sweden has produced Legendary NHL players like Peter Forsberg, Borje Salming, Nicklas Lidstrom and more. Now that Zetterberg has retired let's take a look to see where he fits in the top Swedish players to ever play in the NHL
Zetterberg played in just over 1000 games finishing his career at 1082 finishing at 960 points for which if he did finish his contract would have surpassed the 1000 point mark. Zetterberg is currently ranked 6th in the all-time points list for swedes and 4th in game winning goals. Peter Forsberg with only 708 games finished with 885 points so arguably Forsberg was the greatest but was injury riddled throughout his career. Not bad stats and all but does he crack my top 5? Short answer No but close!
Here is my top 5 Greatest Swedes of all time (Retired).
1. Nicklas Lidstrom
2. Peter Forsberg
3. Mats Sundin
4. Daniel Alfredsson
5. Henrik Sedin (Daniel would be #6)
Zetterberg will always be a solid argument as one of the greatest Swede of all time! While we are on the topic let's take a look of best Swede's currently in the NHL!
1. Erik Karlsson
2. Henrik Lundqvist (He is past his prime now)
3. Nicklas Backstrom
4. Victor Hedman
5. Niklas Kronwall
Honorable mentions to Alex Steen, Patrc Hornqvist and Gabriel Landeskog.
Let us know your top 5 Swedes of all time and currently in the NHL!
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