Zetterberg Signing Thursday

In case you didn’t see it last week, Henrik Zetterberg is putting his wrist at risk on Thursday with an autograph signing at Hockeytown Authentics. He’ll write his signature at least 400 times in exchange for a smoke detector or a $10 donation, with proceeds going to the Red Wings Foundation and local fire departments. If you’re in the Metro Detroit area and want to meet Hank, that’s a great opportunity.

My wife, by the way, got to meet him yesterday when he was miraculously outside of Centre I.C.E. signing. (players of his stature don’t often sign at camp, since they get swamped more than your Cory Emmerton types) Very jealous.

(Thanks to old blogging pal and current Red Wings employee Christ Hammond for reminding me of the signing today with an email.)

Full release on the signing after the jump.


… Fans can get Autograph at Hockeytown Authentics on Sept. 23 with Donation …

Detroit, MI… Detroit Red Wings forward Henrik Zetterberg continues his fight against fire with his support of the annual Smoke Detector Collection. Fans who donate a new smoke detector with batteries or make a minimum monetary donation of $10 to help purchase a new smoke detector will receive one autograph from Zetterberg at Hockeytown Authentics in Troy between 5-7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 23.

Wristbands for Thursday’s autograph signing will be issued at Hockeytown Authentics beginning at 10 a.m. A maximum of 400 wristbands will be handed out prior to 5 p.m. and those who receive wristbands may begin to line up for the autograph signing no earlier than 4 p.m. For more information, please call Hockeytown Authentics at 248-680-0965. Hockeytown Authentics is located at 1845 E. Big Beaver on the northwest corner of Big Beaver and John R in Troy.

As the team spokesman, Zetterberg will personally match the total of all detectors collected this fall. Together with local fire departments, all detectors collected through this initiative will be donated to low-income residents throughout Metro Detroit.

Thursday’s signing kicks off the 2010 Smoke Detector Collection, which continues into Fire Prevention Week with in-game collections on Friday, Oct. 1, against Toronto and Sunday, Oct. 3, versus Pittsburgh. Fans attending these games are encouraged to bring new smoke detectors with batteries and will be entered to win autographed Zetterberg memorabilia for their donation.

Who: Detroit Red Wings Forward Henrik Zetterberg

What: Autograph Signing for Charity

When: 5-7 p.m. on Thursday, September 23

Where: Hockeytown Authentics
1845 E. Big Beaver
Troy, MI 48083

Why: To collect smoke detectors and monetary donations for the Detroit Red Wings annual Smoke Detector Collection initiative.

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  1. Jeff Michalak says:

    I was up at Center I.C.E. yesterday and Lidstrom was out there around 3 siging as well. Although he was only signing for the front row of people. When he came out he went to his car so everyone thought he was just going to take off. Nice of him to meet with some fans for a bit.

    Helm seemed to sign anything and for anyone, which was really cool. So did Eaves. The lady next to us called Dan Cleary "Joe" so he skipped right over her.

    • Matt Saler says:

      My wife got a Lidstrom autograph and said that he stopped signing when a guy ran down the line to try to get a second autograph, which basically screwed everyone from that point on. Pretty lame.

      Yeah, given that it was Nick Lidstrom, that is pretty cool. He signed last year on physicals day as well, but there were only like 20 of us there at the time, so I think that was the main reason.

      Helm's a big all-out autograph guy. He'll sign forever. Definitely really cool. I would have liked to have gotten Eaves' and Cleary's, since I haven't met them yet.

      • Jeff Michalak says:

        The security there was pretty good. There was a guy who tried to get a second autograph from helm as well and they noticed right a way and pulled him out. I guess he was on their "list". Apparently he had been coming down every day with a backpack full of pictures to get signed. I assume he was trying to sell them online.

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