Lidstrom commits to alumni game

Former Red Wings captain to skate in alumni doubleheader against Toronto on Dec. 31

Friday, 09.20.2013 / 10:00 AM
Kyle Kujawa  - Detroit Red Wings Public Relations Coordinator

DETROIT – Four-time Stanley Cup champion and seven-time Norris Trophy winner Nick Lidstrom has committed to play in the 2013 Maple Leafs vs. Red Wings Alumni Showdown™ on Tuesday, Dec. 31 at Comerica Park. Lidstrom joins many former teammates who will take part in the contest, which is part of a series of games that leads up to the 2014 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic® between the Red Wings and Toronto Maple Leafs on Wednesday, Jan. 1 at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Mich.

Lidstrom spent his entire 20-year NHL career with the Red Wings, serving as the team’s captain from 2006-12. He finished his career as the franchise’s all-time highest scoring defenseman, racking up 1,142 points (264-878-1142) in 1,564 games. In addition to his role as a cornerstone on the team’s blueline for its championships in 1997, 1998 and 2002, he became the first European captain ever to hoist the Stanley Cup in 2008. He sits second in franchise history with 183 points (54-129-183) in 263 games, as the Red Wings never missed the playoffs during his career.

Originally drafted by Detroit in the third round (53rd overall) of the 1989 NHL Entry Draft, Lidstrom holds the NHL record for most regular season games played with only one team. He was also the first European-born and trained player to win the Norris Trophy (2001), the Conn Smythe (2002) or reach 1,000 points. He is a 12-time NHL All-Star, 10-time member of the NHL First All-Star Team, two-time NHL member of the NHL Second All-Star Team and is part of the exclusive Triple Gold Club with a Stanley Cup championship, a World Championship gold medal (1991) and Olympic Gold Medal (2006).

Fans can register for an opportunity to purchase Alumni Showdown tickets at a later date by signing up for more information at www.DetroitRedWings.com/connect. Additionally, up-to-date information and tickets for 2013 SiriusXM Hockeytown Winter Festival™ events such as the GLI, OHL and AHL contests are available now at www.DetroitRedWings.com/2014WinterClassic.

The committed list of alumni currently stands at 44 players: 24 forwards, 12 defensemen, five goalies and three coaches.

Forwards

# - Name (Years w/ Team) Red Wings Stats

7 - Red Berenson (1970-75 283) GP, 73-128-201, 64 PIM

7 - Ted Lindsay* (1945-57; 64-65) 862 GP, 335-393-728, 1,423 PIM

7 - Garry Unger (1967-71) 216 GP, 84-68-152, 165 PIM

8 - Igor Larionov (1995-03) 539 GP, 89-308-397, 302 PIM

8 - Dennis Polonich (1974-81; 82-83) 390 GP, 59-82-141, 1242 PIM

9 - Gordie Howe* (1946-71) 1,687 GP, 786-1023-1809, 1,643 PIM

10 - Jimmy Carson (1989-93) 240 GP, 100-102-202, 84 PIM

10 - Alex Delvecchio* (1950-74) 1,550 GP, 456-825-1281, 383 PIM

11 - Mathieu Dandenault (1995-04) 616 GP, 48-101-149, 342 PIM

13 - Slava Kozlov (1991-01) 607 GP, 202-213-415, 376 PIM

14 - Brendan Shanahan (1996-06) 716 GP, 309-324-633, 1,037 PIM

17 - Doug Brown (1994-01) 427 GP, 74-97-171, 135 PIM

17 - Dallas Drake (1992-94; 07-08) 184 GP, 31-51-82, 171 PIM

18 - Kirk Maltby (1995-10) 908 GP, 107-115-222, 683 PIM

20 - Martin Lapointe (1991-01) 552 GP, 108-122-230, 888 PIM

20 - Mickey Redmond (1970-76) 317 GP, 177-133-310, 107 PIM

21 - Paul Ysebaert (1990-93) 210 GP, 84-86-170, 113 PIM

22 - Dino Ciccarelli (1992-96) 254 GP, 107-133-240, 292 PIM

25 - Darren McCarty (1993-04; 07-09) 659 GP, 120-155-275, 1,302 PIM

25 - John Ogrodnick (1979-87; 92-93) 558 GP, 265-281-546, 150 PIM

26 - Joe Kocur (1984-91; 96-99) 536 GP, 66-66-132, 1,963 PIM

33 - Kris Draper (1993-11) 1,137 GP, 158-203-361, 781 PIM

85 - Petr Klima (1985-90; 98-99) 306 GP, 130-93-223, 158 PIM

96 - Tomas Holmstrom (1996-12) 1,026 GP, 243-287-530, 769 PIM

Defensemen

# - Name (Years w/ Team) Red Wings Stats

2 - Slava Fetisov (1994-98) 205 GP, 17-81-98, 246 PIM

2 - Jiri Fischer (1999-06) 305 GP, 11-49-60, 295 PIM

2 - Mark Howe (1992-95) 122 GP, 8-56-64, 40 PIM

5 - Nicklas Lidstrom (1991-12) 1,564 GP, 264-878-1142, 514 PIM

15 - Jason Woolley (2002-06) 170 GP, 11-50-61, 78 PIM

16 - Vladimir Konstantinov* (1991-97) 446 GP, 47-128-175, 838 PIM

23 - Mathieu Schneider (2002-07) 231 GP, 48-116-164, 224 PIM

24 - Chris Chelios (1998-09) 578 GP, 21-131-152, 613 PIM

27 - Aaron Ward (1993-95; 96-01) 276 GP; 16-27-43, 238 PIM

28 - Steve Duchesne (1999-02) 197 GP; 19-65-84, 118 PIM

28 - Brian Rafalski (2007-11) 292 GP; 35-169-204, 102 PIM

55 - Larry Murphy (1996-01) 312 GP; 35-136-171, 136 PIM

Goaltenders

# - Name (Years w/ Team) Red Wings Stats

29 - Mike Vernon (1994-97) 95 GP, 53-24-14, 4 SO

30 - Chris Osgood (1993-01; 05-10) 554 GP, 312-146-73, 39 SO

34 - Manny Legace (1999-06) 180 GP, 112-34-19, 13 SO

35 - Ken Holland (1983-84) 3 GP, 0-1-1, 0 SO

41 - Eddie Mio (1983-86) 49 GP, 10-21-5, 1 SO

Coaches

Scotty Bowman (1993-02) 410-193-88-10, 3 Stanley Cups

Jacques Demers (1986-90) 137-136-47, 3 playoff appearances

Barry Smith (1993-04) Assistant/Associate Coach, 3 Stanley Cups

*Attending but not participating in alumni games

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