This season, the Red Wings were graced by the breakout of future star, Gustav Nyquist. Goose erupted after his promotion from Grand Rapids to lead the Red Wings in goals with 28. He bolstered the team’s offense with stars, Pavel Datsyuk and Henrik Zetterberg, out of the lineup.
Though he put up a solid campaign this year, Nyquist still has not scored enough points to crack the Top 9. He will surely be there next year though. There were a few names on the list ahead of him that I had never heard of. That feat itself is unheard of. Take a look at the Top 9 Swedes to ever play for the Red Wings and tell me you’ve heard of everyone.
9. Thommie Bergman– 65 points in 246 games.
8. Jonathan Ericsson– 68 points in 325 games.
6. Mikael Samuelsson– 163 points in 308 games.
5. Niklas Kronwall– 295 points in 594 games.
4. Johan Franzen– 347 points in 567 games.
3. Tomas Holmstrom– 530 points in 1026 games.
2. Henrik Zetterberg- 720 points in 759 games.
1. Nicklas Lidstrom– 1142 points in 1564 games.