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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

It's really exciting. I'm pretty sure that when I play my first game I'm going to be emotional. To be back on the ice playing a game, being in game situations, with all the routines and rituals I do before games and during the game, I feel like I'm going to be emotional. I'm going to be really happy.

— Montreal Canadiens forward Tim Bozon on playing for the first time since his life-threaning illness