Henrik Zetterberg, Ryan Miller, Mike “Doc” Emrick, and Colleen Howe were all inducted into the Michigan Sports Hall of Fame in 2023. Zetterberg, a forward, had a successful 15-season NHL career with the Detroit Red Wings, winning the Stanley Cup in 2008. Throughout his career, he accumulated 960 points and played in a total of 1,082 regular season games. Zetterberg also contributed to the Stanley Cup Playoffs, with a goal and 63 assists in 137 games. He served as the Red Wings’ captain from 2012 until his retirement in 2018.
On the other hand, Miller, a native of East Lansing, Michigan, is known for his exceptional goaltending skills. He holds the record for the most wins in the nation and had an impressive 18-season NHL career. Playing for teams like the Buffalo Sabres, St. Louis Blues, Vancouver Canucks, and Anaheim Ducks, Miller recorded 391 wins, 289 losses, 87 losses, and 1 tie. He also achieved a 2.64 goals against average and a .914 save percentage. With a total of 44 shutouts, Miller was awarded the Vezina Trophy for the NHL’s best goaltender in the 2009-10 season. He retired after the 2020-21 season and will be inducted into the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame in 2022.
Emrick, a longtime resident of St. Clair, Michigan, had an illustrious 47-year career in hockey broadcasting. He had the privilege of calling the Stanley Cup Final 15 times before retiring in 2020. His contributions to the sport were recognized with several prestigious awards, including the Patrick Trophy for Outstanding Contribution to Hockey in 2004 and the Foster Hewitt Memorial Award for Outstanding Contribution to Hockey Broadcasting in 2008. Emrick became the first broadcaster to be inducted into the United States Hockey Hall of Fame in 2011.
Lastly, Colleen Howe was a notable figure in the world of sports. As the wife of Red Wings legend Gordie Howe, she had a successful career as a sports agent, representing both her husband and her son, Mark Howe, who is a Hockey Hall of Fame defenseman. Additionally, Colleen Howe played a crucial role in founding the Detroit Junior Red Wings, the first Junior A team in the United States. Sadly, she passed away in 2009, leaving behind a lasting legacy in the sports industry.