Lidstrom Retirement

Nicklas Lidstrom, known by his teammates as "The Perfect Human", played 20 seasons in the NHL, all for the Detroit Red Wings, which he captained for the final six seasons of his career. Over his 20 NHL seasons, Lidstrom won four Stanley Cups, seven Norris Trophies, one Conn Smythe Trophy, and was voted into twelve NHL All-Star Games. Over the course of his career, Lidstrom became the first European-born and trained NHL captain to win the Stanley Cup, as well as the first European player named playoff MVP. Lidstrom is also the all-time leader in games played with only one NHL team and by a European-born player. Lidstrom never missed the postseason in any of his 20 NHL seasons. Representing Sweden, Lidstrom won the World Championship in 1991. At the 2006 Winter Olympics, Lidstrom won the Gold Medal, scoring the clinching goal, thus earning him a spot on the Olympic All-Star Team. The Hockey News selected Lidstrom as the "Best European-trained player ever in the NHL". The Sporting News and Sports Illustrated selected Lidstrom as the "NHL Player of the Decade".

Celebrate his historic career, as his #5 jersey is retired in Detroit, March 6th, 2014, with this amazing collection of special commemorative signed and unsigned collectibles, available exclusively from HockeyInk.

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