Red Wings Set to Retire Nicklas Lidstrom’s Jersey Number


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Christian Petersen/Getty Images(DETROIT) — The Detroit Red Wings will honor former star Nicklas Lidstrom next season by retiring his No. 5 jersey during a ceremony.  The event is scheduled to take place on March 6, before a game with the Colorado Avalanche.

“For a long time, there was no doubt in ownership’s and management’s mind that Nicklas Lidstrom would play his entire career with the Detroit Red Wings and that his sweater would fittingly go up into the rafters along with the other all-time greatest Red Wing players – Abel, Delvecchio, Howe, Lindsay, Sawchuk and Yzerman,” said Red Wings senior vice president Jim Devellano in a statement.

Lidstrom spent his entire 20 year NHL career with the Red Wings, where he scored 264 goals and had 878 assists for 1,142 points. During his time in the Motor City, he captured the Stanley Cup four times while winning the Norris Trophy seven times, which is awarded to the league’s best defenseman.

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