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Zetterberg signs 12-year, $73M deal

Updated: January 29, 2009, 10:54 AM ET
ESPN.com news services

DETROIT -- The Detroit Red Wings signed Henrik Zetterberg to the longest contract in team history, a 12-year deal that will keep the star forward in Hockeytown until 2021.

Financial terms were not disclosed, but ESPN.com's Pierre LeBrun reported the deal was worth $73 million.

"Henrik is one of the world's premier players at both ends of the ice," general manager Ken Holland said Wednesday. "This is a tremendous commitment on the part of the organization as well as by Henrik."

"We ...

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