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Yzerman set to begin 22nd season in Detroit

by Staff Writer / Detroit Red Wings
DETROIT -- General Manager Ken Holland today announced that the Detroit Red Wings have resigned Steve Yzerman to a one-year contract. In keeping with club policy, additional terms of the contract are not available.                                                                                                                                    

"I'm very pleased to have Steve resign for another season with the Red Wings," said Holland. "I'm confident that he has a lot of great hockey left to play and his return, along with return of Red Wings hockey to Joe Louis Arena this fall is great news for our fans and our organization."

This season will mark Yzerman's 22nd NHL season, all with the Red Wings. He is the franchise's second all-time leading scorer with 1,721 career points (behind only Gordie Howe's 1,809 points). He trails former Wing Marcel Dionne (1,771 career points) by only 50 points for fifth place on the NHL's all-time scoring list.

Yzerman will begin the season as Detroit's captain for the 19th season, the longest serving tenure for any captain in NHL history.

Yzerman's NHL Honors:
-NHL All-Rookie Team (1984)
-Lester B. Pearson Award (1989)                                                                Yzerman is sixth on the
-Conn Smythe Trophy (1998)                                                                       NHL's all-time scoring list
-NHL First All-Star Team (2000)
-Frank J. Selke Trophy (2000)
-Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy (2003)
-Named to 10 NHL All-Star Games, missing one (1999) due to injury
-Three Stanley Cup Championships (1997, '98 and 2002)

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