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Nicklas Lidström

Born( 1970-04-28 ) 28 April 1970 (age 50) Krylbo , Sweden
Height6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight192 lb (87 kg; 13 st 10 lb)
PositionDefence
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Played forVasteras IK Detroit Red Wings
National teamSweden
NHL Draft53rd overall, 1989 Detroit Red Wings
Playing career1987-2012

Nicklas Lidstrm is Swedish former professional ice hockey defenceman who played 20 seasons in National Hockey League for Detroit Red Wings, who he captained for final six seasons of his career. He is widely regarded as one of greatest defencemen in NHL history. Over his 20 NHL seasons, lidstrm won four Stanley Cup championships, seven James Norris Memorial Trophies, one Conn Smythe Trophy as playoff MVP, and was voted into NHL All - Star Games. Red Wings Never Missed Playoffs During His Career, Longest In League History For Players Never Missed Playoffs. Lidstrm was first European - bear - and - trained captain of Stanley Cup - winning team, as well as first European player named playoff MVP. Lidstrm is also all - time leader in games played with single NHL team by European - born player. Lidstrm was inducted into Hockey Hall of Fame on 9 November 2015. In 2017, Lidstrm was named one of 100 Greatest NHL in history.

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Awards

Bear April 28 1970, Nicklas Lidstrom is one of very few Elite Hockey players to have joined Triple Gold Club, representing Olympic Gold medal, World Championship victory and Stanley Cup win. Lidstrom monopolized Norris Trophy as League best defenceman during his 20 - season NHL career and Hockey News selected him as best European - trained player ever in NHL. Swedish - Born Defenceman Spent Three Seasons With VIK Vasteras HK In Swedish Elite League, And Was Draft 53 Overall By Detroit Red Wings In 1989 NHL Entry Draft. Lidstrom joined Detroit Red Wings in 1991 - 92, where he earned Calder Trophy nomination and was named to NHL All - Rookie Team. He would go on to play his entire 20 - season career with Detroit Red Wings, collecting extraordinary accolades along way. One of greatest defencemen of all time, Lidstrom was awarded James Norris Memorial Trophy as League best blueliner on seven occasions. Only Bobby Orr with eight and Doug with seven can match Lidstrom's feat. He was selected to NHL First All - Star Team on ten occasions and twice was named to Second All - Star Team. With exception of 2004 - 05 lockout season, Lidstrom participated in playoffs for 20 consecutive seasons, NHL record he shares with Larry Robinson. He played in 263 playoff Games and was member of four Stanley Cup Championship teams. Nicklas was awarded Conn Smythe Trophy as playoff most valuable player in 2002 and in 2008 became first European - born captain of Stanley Cup champion. For last six seasons of his career, Lidstrom captained Red Wings, replacing legendary Steve Yzerman upon his retirement. He holds several Red Wing franchise records, including played by defenceman, most regular season goals, assists and points by defenceman, most playoff games, goals, assists and points by defenceman. Detroit Red Wings Retire Their Number 5 On March 6 2014. Lidstrom International's accomplishments equally impressive. Prior to his NHL career, Lidstrom competed for Sweden in World Junior Championship in 1990 and in 1991 Canada Cup, contributing to Gold medal for his country. After joining Detroit Red Wings, he was member of Gold medal - winning Swedish Entry at 1991 World Championships. In 1994, he helped Sweden to bronze medal at World Championships and led his homeland to silver at same tournament in 2004. He also participated with Sweden at World Cup of Hockey in 1996 and 2004. Four Time Olympian, Lidstrom Made His Olympic Debut With Sweden At 1998 Winter Olympic Games. He would also compete for his country at 2002, 2006 and 2010 Olympic Winter Games, earning Gold in 2006 to gain entry to prestigious Triple Gold Club. He was inducted into International Ice Hockey Federation hall of Fame in 2014.

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Captaincy

Bear April 28 1970, Nicklas Lidstrom is one of very few Elite Hockey players to have joined Triple Gold Club, representing Olympic Gold medal, World Championship victory and Stanley Cup win. Lidstrom monopolized Norris Trophy as League best defenceman during his 20 - season NHL career and Hockey News selected him as best European - trained player ever in NHL. Swedish - Born Defenceman Spent Three Seasons With VIK Vasteras HK In Swedish Elite League, And Was Draft 53 Overall By Detroit Red Wings In 1989 NHL Entry Draft. Lidstrom joined Detroit Red Wings in 1991 - 92, where he earned Calder Trophy nomination and was named to NHL All - Rookie Team. He would go on to play his entire 20 - season career with Detroit Red Wings, collecting extraordinary accolades along way. One of greatest defencemen of all time, Lidstrom was awarded James Norris Memorial Trophy as League best blueliner on seven occasions. Only Bobby Orr with eight and Doug Harvey seven can match Lidstrom's feat. He was selected to NHL First All - Star Team on ten occasions and twice was named to Second All - Star Team. With exception of 2004 - 05 lockout season, Lidstrom participated in playoffs for 20 consecutive seasons, NHL record he shares with Larry Robinson. He played in 263 playoff Games and was member of four Stanley Cup Championship teams. Nicklas was awarded Conn Smythe Trophy as playoff most valuable player in 2002 and in 2008 became first European - born captain of Stanley Cup champion. For last six seasons of his career, Lidstrom captained Red Wings, replacing legendary Steve Yzerman upon his retirement. He holds several Red Wing franchise records, including games played by defenceman, most regular season goals, assists and points by defenceman, most playoff games, goals, assists and by defenceman. Detroit Red Wings Retire Their Number 5 On March 6 2014. Lidstrom International's are equally impressive. Prior to his NHL career, Lidstrom competed for Sweden in World Junior Championship in 1990 and in 1991 Canada Cup, contributing to Gold medal for his country. After joining Detroit Red Wings, he was member of Gold medal - winning Swedish Entry at 1991 World Championships. In 1994, he helped Sweden to bronze medal at World Championships and led his homeland to silver at same tournament in 2004. He also participated with Sweden at World Cup of Hockey in 1996 and 2004. Four Time Olympian, Lidstrom Made His Olympic Debut With Sweden At 1998 Winter Olympic Games. He would also compete for his country at 2002, 2006 and 2010 Olympic Winter Games, earning Gold in 2006 to gain entry to prestigious Triple Gold Club. He was inducted into International Ice Hockey Federation hall of Fame in 2014.

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