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Catching up with Nicklas Lidstrom

Red Wings icon busy coaching sons, serving as adviser to Team Sweden for World Cup

by Cutler Klein @CutlerKlein / NHL.com Staff Writer

NHL.com's "Catching Up With" series features notable NHL alumni, including reflections on their careers and lives after hockey.

After Nicklas Lidstrom retired from a storied career highlighted by winning the Stanley Cup four times, the Norris Trophy seven times and being voted to play in the NHL All-Star Game 12 times, he knew he would have to adjust to life without hockey.

It took him a little while.

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Catching up with Marek Malik

Defenseman scored famous between-the-legs shootout goal for Rangers in 2005

by Cutler Klein @CutlerKlein / NHL.com Staff Writer

NHL.com's "Catching Up With" series features notable NHL alumni, including reflections on their careers and lives after hockey.

When you do a Google search for Marek Malik, one of the top results is a video of his between-the-legs shootout goal against the Washington Capitals on Nov. 26, 2005.

That goal came to define Malik's NHL career. And he doesn't mind it at all.

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Catching up with Darren McCarty

Former Red Wings forward discusses defeating personal demons, Gordie Howe's teacup poodle, winning Stanley Cup

by Cutler Klein @CutlerKlein / NHL.com Staff Writer

NHL.com's "Catching Up With" series features notable NHL alumni, including reflections on their careers and lives after hockey.

Darren McCarty's most famous battle on the ice might have been with Claude Lemieux in 1997, but his biggest fight in retirement has been with himself.

The former Detroit Red Wings forward battled addiction and alcoholism his entire NHL career and beyond but is eight months sober and said he feels better than he ever has, thanks to the support of his wife, Sheryl, Red Wings executives and former teammates, including Kris Draper, Steve Yzerman and Brendan Shanahan.

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Catching up with Martin St. Louis

Former Lightning captain enjoying retirement with family, on golf course

by Cutler Klein @CutlerKlein / NHL.com Staff Writer

This is the first of NHL.com's "Catching Up With" series, which features notable NHL alumni, including reflections on their careers and lives after hockey.

Martin St. Louis had many titles during his 16-year NHL career, including Tampa Bay Lightning captain, Stanley Cup champion, Hart Trophy winner and Olympic gold medalist.

However, after retiring in July 2015, St. Louis turned full-time to the title he enjoys most: Dad.

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