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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)
<span class="txt18Strg">All-Star Profile </span><br /> <br /> <a href="#quick"><b>QUICK FACTS</b></a><br /> <a href="#he"><b>HE SAID IT</b></a><br /> <a href="#they"><b>THEY SAID IT</b></a><br /> <a href="#news"><b>IN THE NEWS</b></a><br /> <a href="#video"><b>VIDEO FEATURES</b></a><br /> <br /> <a name="quick"></a><b>QUICK FACTS</b><br /> In 2007-08, he led all NHL defensemen in scoring with 70 points (10-60--70) in 76 games and ranked second to teammate Pavel Datsyuk in plus-minus (+40). He ranked fourth among all players in average ice time per game (26:43). He made his All-Star debut in 1996 in Boston. Former Red Wings teammate and then a member of the Detroit front office, Mark Howe, observed prior to his All-Star debut: &quot;I think maybe now that Nick's going to get in the All-Star Game, people are going to see...maybe he'll become much more of a noticeable player.&quot; He served as captain of the 2000 World All-Star Team that played their North America counterparts in Toronto and this year will be making his ninth consecutive All-Star Game start. He has won the Norris Trophy six times in the last seven years (2001, 2002, 2003, 2006, 2007 and 2008). Only Bobby Orr (8) and Doug Harvey (7) have won more Norris Trophies. <a name="he"></a><b>HE SAID IT</b><br /> On being the first European captain to hoist the Stanley Cup in 2008: &quot;It felt great being the first guy to touch the Cup on our team. Otherwise it felt the same as winning the previous ones, where you're so happy with the end result. You start training camp with a goal, and that is to win the Stanley Cup...it's something I'm very proud of. I've been over here for a long time and I watched Steve Yzerman hoist it three times in the past, and I'm very proud of being the first European. I'm very proud of being a captain of the Red Wings ... I might be the first one to win it, but I think you're going to see more and more coming, too. You're seeing more Europeans being captains and assistant captains and being more impact players in the league.&quot; On his success: &quot;I think I'll appreciate all the honors when I'm done playing, the trophies, but when you're in the middle of everything, you just get ready for the next game. You can't relax and think too much of the past. <a name="they"></a><b>THEY SAID IT</b><br /> Teammate Henrik Zetterberg: &quot;It was great to see him lift the Cup with the 'C' on his chest. It means so much for the team and the organization. He's bringing it every night. He's probably our best player every night.&quot; Red Wings' GM Ken Holland: &quot;Nick has been the best defenseman in the world for several years. He's a great captain and role model who does everything right both on and off the ice.&quot; Ducks defenseman Scott Niedermayer: &quot;It's tough to see anyone better, that's for sure. I don't know what more you can say. He has been recognized a number of times for good reason, because he's a very, very good defenseman. He's a smart player, has great skills, and is a good leader. He is everything that you need to be to be in his situation.&quot;&nbsp; <br /> <br /> <a name="news"></a><b>IN THE NEWS</b><br /> <a href="http://www.nhl.com/ice/news.htm?id=395701&amp;cmpid=rss">Lidstrom putting Yzerman's lessons to good use</a><br /> <br /> <a name="video"></a><b>VIDEO FEATURES</b><br /> <a href="http://www.nhl.tv/team/console.jsp?&amp;id=26991">Bridgestone Captains: Lidstrom</a><br /> <a href="http://www.nhl.tv/team/console.jsp?&amp;id=19105">2008 Norris Trophy Winner</a><br /> <a href="http://www.nhl.tv/team/console.jsp?&amp;id=19008">Stanley Cup on Jay Leno</a><br /> <span class="txt14Strg"><br /> Career All-Star Game Statistics </span> <div style="border: 1px solid rgb(161, 161, 161); margin: 4px 0px; padding: 0px; float: left; width: 660px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);" id="asstatsbox"> <table width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="2" border="0" class="asstat"> <tbody> <tr class="headrw"> <td>SEASON</td> <td>TEAM</td> <td>Score</td> <td>R</td> <td>GP</td> <td>G</td> <td>A</td> <td>PTS</td> <td>+/-</td> <td>PIM</td> <td>PP</td> <td>SH</td> <td>GW</td> <td>SOG</td> </tr> <tr> <td>1995-96</td> <td>West</td> <td>4-5</td> <td>L</td> <td>1</td> <td>0</td> <td>0</td> <td>0</td> <td>0</td> <td>0</td> <td>0</td> <td>0</td> <td>0</td> <td align="center" class="right">1</td> </tr> <tr> <td>1997-98</td> <td>World</td> <td>7-8</td> <td>L</td> <td>1</td> <td>0</td> <td>0</td> <td>0</td> <td>-1</td> <td>0</td> <td>0</td> <td>0</td> <td>0</td> <td align="center" class="right">0</td> </tr> <tr> <td>1998-99</td> <td>World</td> <td>6-8</td> <td>L</td> <td>1</td> <td>0</td> <td>0</td> <td>0</td> <td>-2</td> <td>0</td> <td>0</td> <td>0</td> <td>0</td> <td align="center" class="right">4</td> </tr> <tr> <td>1999-00</td> <td>World</td> <td>9-4</td> <td>W</td> <td>1</td> <td>0</td> <td>1</td> <td>1</td> <td>2</td> <td>0</td> <td>0</td> <td>0</td> <td>0</td> <td align="center" class="right">3</td> </tr> <tr> <td>2000-01</td> <td>World</td> <td>12-14</td> <td>L</td> <td>1</td> <td>1</td> <td>2</td> <td>3</td> <td>-2</td> <td>0</td> <td>0</td> <td>0</td> <td>0</td> <td align="center" class="right">1</td> </tr> <tr> <td>2001-02</td> <td>World</td> <td>8-5</td> <td>W</td> <td>1</td> <td>0</td> <td>0</td> <td>0</td> <td>-1</td> <td>0</td> <td>0</td> <td>0</td> <td>0</td> <td align="center" class="right">0</td> </tr> <tr> <td>2002-03</td> <td>West</td> <td>6-5</td> <td>W</td> <td>1</td> <td>0</td> <td>1</td> <td>1</td> <td>1</td> <td>0</td> <td>0</td> <td>0</td> <td>0</td> <td align="center" class="right">0</td> </tr> <tr> <td>2003-04</td> <td>West</td> <td>4-6</td> <td>L</td> <td>1</td> <td>0</td> <td>1</td> <td>1</td> <td>1</td> <td>0</td> <td>0</td> <td>0</td> <td>0</td> <td align="center" class="right">0</td> </tr> <tr> <td>2006-07</td> <td>West</td> <td>12-9</td> <td>W</td> <td>1</td> <td>0</td> <td>1</td> <td>1</td> <td>-2</td> <td>0</td> <td>0</td> <td>0</td> <td>0</td> <td align="center" class="right">0</td> </tr> <tr> <td>2007-08</td> <td>West</td> <td>7-8</td> <td>L</td> <td>1</td> <td>0</td> <td>0</td> <td>0</td> <td>-3</td> <td>0</td> <td>0</td> <td>0</td> <td>0</td> <td align="center" class="right">0</td> </tr> <tr class="totrw"> <td colspan="4">All-Star Totals</td> <td>10</td> <td>1</td> <td>6</td> <td>7</td> <td>-7</td> <td>0</td> <td>0</td> <td>0</td> <td>0</td> <td align="center" class="right">9</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> <script type="text/javascript">jQuery(function(){ jQuery('#asstatsbox').corner('6px'); });</script>
Quote of the Day

Not only is it a great idea, but if you don't [start using analytics] you're going to fall behind. You have to be on the cutting edge. It was [Arizona Coyotes assistant general manager] Darcy Regier who said, 'If you didn't invent it, you have to be the second- or third-best copier, because if you're fourth or fifth you've got no chance.'

— Detroit Red Wings coach Mike Babcock on his interest in advanced statistical analysis