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Nicklas Lidstrom

Nicklas Lidstrom  #5

Defenseman
NUMBER: 5 BIRTHDATE: April 28, 1970
HEIGHT: 6' 1" BIRTHPLACE: Vasteras, Sweden
WEIGHT: 192 DRAFTED: DET / 1989 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 3rd   (53rd overall)
AwardsSeasons
Conn Smythe Trophy 2001-2002
James Norris Memorial Trophy 2000-2001 / 2001-2002 / 2002-2003 / 2005-2006 / 2006-2007 / 2007-2008 / 2010-2011

Career: Norris Trophy winner 7 of the last 10 seasons played (2001, 02, 03, 06, 07, 08, 11)... Named an NHL 1st Team All-Star 10 times... First European-born Captain to win a Stanley Cup... First European-born player to win Conn Smythe Trophy (2002)... Ranks 2nd all-time in DET history in GP and 4th in points... Holds DET single-season records for assists (64) and points (80) by a D... Has the highest plus-minus rating in the NHL since 1991-92... Named the NHL's player of the decade by both The Sporting News and SI.com (2000-09)... Four-time Stanley Cup champion (97, 98, 02, 08)… Holds NHL record for most GP by a player who has spent the entirety of his career with one franchise.

2011-12:  Surpassed both Steve Yzerman (on 11/25 at BOS) and Alex Delvecchio (on 1/12 vs PHI) on DET’s all-time GP list… Now trails only Gordie Howe (1,687) on the list… Became one of the NHL’s Top 50 all-time scorers by recording his 1,131st career point (passing Bernie Federko) with a goal on Dec. 27 vs STL.

NHL All-Rookie Team (1992) NHL First All-Star Team (1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2011) James Norris Memorial Trophy (2001, 2002, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2011) Conn Smythe Trophy (2002) Olympic All-Star Team (2006) NHL Second All-Star Team (2009, 2010) Played in NHL All-Star Game (1996, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2007, 2008, 2011) Officially announced his retirement, May 31, 2012.
Quote of the Day

Unless he really collapses, I don't see him going anywhere. I've been very impressed with his composure and maturity. Once the regular season started, he was a different guy; it was like game on and almost as if he's been around for a long time.

— Florida Panthers general manager Dale Tallon on rookie defenseman Aaron Ekblad
2015 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series