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Commissioner Bettman statement on Lidstrom's retirement

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NEW YORK – Gary Bettman, Commissioner of the National Hockey League, today released the following statement regarding the retirement of Detroit Red Wings captain Nicklas Lidstrom:

"Nick Lidstrom's trademarks were his respect for hockey, his humanity and his commitment to his craft -- as well as his devotion to the highest standards of success. For so many seasons, Nick gave the very best to his team, his city and his League; as he moves on to the next stage of his life, we wish the very same for him and his family."

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