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Encyclopedia > Steve Yzerman
Position Center
Shot Right
Nickname The Captain
Stevie Y
Stevie Wonder
Height
Weight
ft 11 in (1.8 m)
185 lb (84 kg)
Pro Clubs Detroit Red Wings
Nationality  Canada
Born May 9, 1965,
Cranbrook, BC, CAN
NHL Draft 4th overall, 1983
Detroit Red Wings
Pro Career 1983 – 2006
Hall of Fame Eligible in 2009

Stephen Gregory Yzerman [EYE-zer-man] (born May 9, 1965, in Cranbrook, British Columbia, Canada) is a former professional hockey player who played his entire career with the Detroit Red Wings. Yzerman led the Wings to three Stanley Cup championships in (1997, 1998 and 2002). Prior to the 1986-87 season at the age of 21, Yzerman was named captain of the Red Wings and continuously served as captain until his retirement two decades later. Yzerman retired as the longest-serving captain of any team in NHL history. The position an ice hockey player plays can be divided into three basic categories: Forwards Centre Wingers Defenceman Goaltender ... Centre or Center in hockey is a forward position of a player whose primary zone of play is the middle of the ice, away from the side boards. ... 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Yzerman won numerous awards during his career, including the Lester B. Pearson Award in 1989, the Conn Smythe Trophy as the Most Valuable Player of the Stanley Cup Playoffs in 1998, the Selke Trophy as the league's best defensive forward in 2000, and the Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy for perseverance in 2003. He was a nine-time NHL All-Star, a First Team All-Star in 2000, and a member of the All-Rookie Team in 1984. Lester B. Pearson Award on display at the Hockey Hall of Fame The Lester B. Pearson Award is awarded annually to the National Hockey Leagues outstanding player in the regular season, as judged by members of the NHL Players Association (NHLPA). ... 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Conn Smythe Trophy on display at the Hockey Hall of Fame The Conn Smythe Memorial Trophy is awarded annually to the most valuable player during the National Hockey Leagues Stanley Cup playoffs. ... 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean [1]. // Coated in ice, power and telephone lines sag and often break, resulting in power outages. ... Selke Trophy on display at the Hockey Hall of Fame The Frank J. Selke Trophy is awarded annually to the National Hockey League forward who demonstrates the most skill in the defensive component of the game. ... 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy on display at the Hockey Hall of Fame The Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy is awarded annually to the National Hockey League player who best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship, and dedication to ice hockey. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1984 (MCMLXXXIV) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


On July 3, 2006, Yzerman officially retired, finishing his career ranked as the sixth all-time leading scorer in NHL history and on September 25, 2006 was named as a team vice president. [1] His jersey number, 19, was officially retired on January 2, 2007 during a pre-game ceremony at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit. July 3 is the 184th day of the year (185th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 181 days remaining. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... This is a list of NHL Statistical leaders. ... September 25 is the 268th day of the year (269th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... January 2 is the second day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the Anno Domini (common) era. ...

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Playing career

Yzerman was born in British Columbia, but grew up in Nepean, Ontario (a suburb of Ottawa, now a district in that city) where he attended Bell High School and played for his hometown Nepean Raiders Junior A hockey team. After one season with the Raiders, Yzerman was drafted by the Peterborough Petes of the Ontario Hockey League, and played center for the Petes from 1981 to 1983. Nepean (pronounced ne-PEE-yin) was a local municipality adjacent to Ottawa, Ontario, Canada until it was amalgamated with the 10 other municipalities that formed the Regional Municipality of Ottawa Carleton in 2001 to become the new city of Ottawa. ... Motto: Advance Ottawa/Ottawa en avant Location of the City of Ottawa in the Province of Ontario Coordinates: Country Canada Province Ontario Established 1850 as Town of Bytown Incorporated 1855 as City of Ottawa Amalgamated January 1, 2001  - Mayor Larry OBrien  - City Council Ottawa City Council  - Representatives 8 MPs... Principal: Pamela Gemmell Vice-Principals: Colin Anderson, Rene Bibaud list of Ottawa, Ontario schools Bell High School is a high school in the Bells Corners neighbourhood in Nepean, in the city of Ottawa. ... The Nepean Raiders are a Tier II Junior A ice hockey team from Nepean, Ontario, Canada. ... The Peterborough Petes is an Ontario Hockey League (OHL) team in Peterborough, Ontario, Canada. ... A typical OHL hockey game. ... Centre or Center in ice hockey is a forward position of a player whose primary zone of play is the middle of the ice, away from the side boards. ...


The 1983 NHL Entry Draft was the first for Mike and Marian Ilitch, who purchased the Detroit Red Wings in the summer of 1982. Looking to inject some excitement into a once-proud franchise, Jim Devellano, the Red Wings' then-general manager, wanted to draft Pat LaFontaine, who grew up outside Detroit and played his junior hockey in the area. However, when LaFontaine was taken 3rd overall by the New York Islanders, Devellano settled on Yzerman, drafting him fourth overall in the first round of the draft. Mike and Marian Ilitch founded Little Caesars Pizza in 1959. ... James Jim Devellano is the vice-president of the Detroit Red Wings and Detroit Tigers. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... The New York Islanders are a professional ice hockey team based in Uniondale, New York, a city located on Long Island. ...


Standing 5'11" and weighing just 160 pounds, the Red Wings were prepared to send him back to Peterborough for another year, but "after one (training camp) session, you knew he was a tremendous hockey player," said Ken Holland, the current Red Wings general manager who was a minor league goaltender for the Wings during Yzerman's rookie training camp. [2] Yzerman tallied 39 goals and 87 points in his rookie season, and finished 2nd in Calder Trophy (rookie of the year) voting. [3] That season, Yzerman also became the youngest player in an all-star game at the age of 18. [1] Ken Holland (born November 10, 1955 in Vernon, British Columbia, Canada)is the Detroit Red Wings current GM and former goalie. ... The Calder Memorial Trophy, is a National Hockey League trophy, presented annually to the best rookie of the year as voted upon by the Professional Hockey Writers Association at the end of the regular season. ...


In 1986, Jacques Demers, who was the Red Wings coach at the time, named Yzerman captain of the team, making him the youngest captain in the team's history. Demers said he "wanted a guy with the Red Wings crest tattooed on his chest."[4] The next season, Yzerman led the Wings to their first division title in 23 years. 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Jacques Demers (b. ...


During the 1988-89 season Yzerman recorded 155 points (65 goals/90 assists), a total that only Wayne Gretzky and Mario Lemieux have surpassed. Yzerman finished third in regular season scoring behind Lemieux and Gretzky and won the Lester B. Pearson Award (MVP as voted by the NHLPA), and was a finalist for the Hart Trophy (MVP as voted by the NHL writers). The 1988-89 NHL season was the 72nd season of the National Hockey League. ... Wayne Douglas Gretzky, OC (born January 26, 1961) is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey player who is currently part-owner and head coach of the Phoenix Coyotes. ... Mario Lemieux (born October 5, 1965, in Montreal, Quebec, Canada) is a retired professional ice hockey centre who played 17 seasons for the Pittsburgh Penguins of the National Hockey League between 1984 and 2006. ... Lester B. Pearson Award on display at the Hockey Hall of Fame The Lester B. Pearson Award is awarded annually to the National Hockey Leagues outstanding player in the regular season, as judged by members of the NHL Players Association (NHLPA). ... The National Hockey League Players Association or NHLPA is a labour union that represents the interests of the hockey players in the National Hockey League. ... The Hart Memorial Trophy is presented annually to the most valuable ice hockey player in the National Hockey League during the regular season. ...


When Scotty Bowman took over as coach in 1993, Yzerman initially chafed under Bowman's stern coaching style. Bowman, for his part, felt that Yzerman wasn't concentrating enough on defense. At one point, the Red Wings seriously considered trading him to the expansion Ottawa Senators. However, Yzerman gradually became a better defender, and is now considered one of the best two-way forwards in the history of the game. William Scott Scotty Bowman (born September 18, 1933 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada) is a former National Hockey League head coach, considered among the greatest coaches in NHL history. ... The 1993-94 NHL season was the 77th regular season of the National Hockey League. ... This article is about the current National Hockey League team. ...


In 1995, Yzerman led Detroit to its first Stanley Cup finals series since 1966, but the Red Wings were swept by the New Jersey Devils. In 1996, Detroit finished with an NHL-record 62 regular season wins but lost in the Western Conference Finals to the Colorado Avalanche. The 1994-95 NHL season was the 78th regular season of the National Hockey League. ... The 1965-66 season was the 49th regular season of the National Hockey League (NHL). ... The New Jersey Devils are a professional ice hockey team based in East Rutherford, New Jersey. ... The Colorado Avalanche are a professional ice hockey team based in Denver, Colorado. ...


In 1997, Detroit won its first Stanley Cup in 42 years by sweeping the Philadelphia Flyers. The following year Detroit repeated the feat, sweeping the Washington Capitals. Yzerman earned the Conn Smythe Trophy as playoff MVP. He handed the Cup first to wheelchair-bound Vladimir Konstantinov, who had been severely injured in a car accident just six days after the Cup victory in 1997. The classic NHL shield logo The 1996-97 NHL season was the 80th regular season of the National Hockey League. ... The Stanley Cup The Stanley Cup is the championship trophy of the National Hockey League (NHL), the major professional ice hockey league in Canada and the United States. ... The Philadelphia Flyers are a professional ice hockey team based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ... The Washington Capitals are a professional ice hockey team based in Washington, D.C.. They play in the National Hockey League (NHL). ... Conn Smythe Trophy on display at the Hockey Hall of Fame The Conn Smythe Memorial Trophy is awarded annually to the most valuable player during the National Hockey Leagues Stanley Cup playoffs. ... Vladimir Konstantinov (Владимир Константинов — born March 19, 1967 in Murmansk, Russia) is a former professional hockey player. ...


On November 26, 1999, Yzerman became the 11th player in NHL history to score 600 goals. In 2000, he made the NHL All-Star First Team and won the Frank J. Selke Trophy. November 26 is the 330th day (331st on leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... Selke Trophy on display at the Hockey Hall of Fame The Frank J. Selke Trophy is awarded annually to the National Hockey League forward who demonstrates the most skill in the defensive component of the game. ...


In 2001-02, Yzerman re-aggravated a knee injury, forcing him to miss 30 regular season games.[5] Yet, he still finished sixth in team scoring and led Detroit to its 3rd Stanley Cup in six years—the 10th in franchise history. The 2001-02 NHL season was the 85th regular season of the National Hockey League. ...


That summer, Yzerman underwent a knee realignment surgery known as an osteotomy, a procedure usually reserved for the elderly. He missed the first 66 games of the 2002-03 season, but got an assist in his first game back on February 27, 2003. On August 2, 2005, Yzerman signed a one-year deal. On March 31, 2006 he scored his 691st NHL career goal, passing Mario Lemieux for 8th place all-time.[6] He scored his final NHL goal, the 692nd of his career, on April 3, 2006, in a game against the Calgary Flames. An osteotomy is a surgical operation whereby a bone is cut to shorten, lengthen, or change its alignment. ... February 27 is the 58th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... August 2 is the 214th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (215th in leap years), with 151 days remaining. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... March 31 is the 90th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (91st in leap years), with 275 days remaining. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... Mario Lemieux (born October 5, 1965, in Montreal, Quebec, Canada) is a retired professional ice hockey centre who played 17 seasons for the Pittsburgh Penguins of the National Hockey League between 1984 and 2006. ...

Yzerman on the cover of Sports Illustrated's commemorative edition dedicated to him on July 14, 2006.
Yzerman on the cover of Sports Illustrated's commemorative edition dedicated to him on July 14, 2006.

On July 3, 2006, Yzerman announced his retirement. Shortly afterwards Sports Illustrated published a special commemorative edition dedicated to Yzerman entitled "Yzerman: A Salute to Stevie Y" which featured Yzerman's first appearance on the cover of Sports Illustrated. Image File history File links Yzerman_on_Si. ... Image File history File links Yzerman_on_Si. ... The first issue of Sports Illustrated, August 16, 1954, showing Milwaukee Braves star Eddie Mathews at bat in Milwaukee County Stadium. ... July 14 is the 195th day (196th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 170 days remaining. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... July 3 is the 184th day of the year (185th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 181 days remaining. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... The first issue of Sports Illustrated, August 16, 1954, showing Milwaukee Braves star Eddie Mathews at bat in Milwaukee County Stadium. ...


Yzerman currently holds the NHL record (19 seasons/20 years) as the longest serving captain of a single team.[7] In addition to being eighth all-time in regular-season goals and sixth in overall scoring, Yzerman finished his career seventh all-time in regular season assists, and eighth in all-time playoff scoring. He ranks second in nearly every significant offensive category in Red Wings history behind Gordie Howe except assists; Yzerman has 1,063 assists to Howe's 1,020. Only Howe and Alex Delvecchio played more games as a Red Wing. Gordon Gordie Howe, OC (born March 31, 1928 in Floral, Saskatchewan) was a Canadian professional ice hockey player who played for the Detroit Red Wings and Hartford Whalers. ... Alex Peter Delvecchio, born December 4, 1931 in Fort William, Ontario is a former ice hockey player and member of the Hockey Hall of Fame. ...


On September 25, 2006, the Red Wings named Yzerman a team vice president. He is now a key assistant in the team's hockey operations. September 25 is the 268th day of the year (269th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ...


On January 2, 2007, the Red Wings retired Yzerman's jersey number, 19, before a game against the Anaheim Ducks. The official retirement ceremony was hosted by Yzerman's long-time friend, former NHL goalie and ESPN hockey analyst Darren Pang and featured such Red Wing luminaries as Gordie Howe, Ted Lindsay, Alex Delvecchio (the three still-living Red Wings players to have their uniform numbers retired by the team), and Scotty Bowman. For the ceremony, the active Red Wings players wore Yzerman throwback jerseys representing the Red Wings, Team Canada (Canada won gold at the 2002 Salt Lake City Winter Olympic Games), the Campbell Conference All-Star team and the Peterborough Petes. On January 30, 2007, Hockey Canada named Yzerman the general manager of Team Canada for the 2007 World Championships in Moscow, April 27-May 13. January 2 is the second day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the Anno Domini (common) era. ... The Anaheim Ducks (formerly known as the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim) are a professional ice hockey team based in Anaheim, California. ... ESPN (which formerly stood for Entertainment and Sports Programming Network) is an American cable television network dedicated to broadcasting sports-related programming 24 hours a day. ... Darren Pang (February 17, 1964 in Meaford, Ontario) was a Canadian professional ice hockey goaltender who played for the Chicago Blackhawks. ... Gordon Gordie Howe, OC (born March 31, 1928 in Floral, Saskatchewan) was a Canadian professional ice hockey player who played for the Detroit Red Wings and Hartford Whalers. ... Ted Lindsay, born July 29, 1925 in Renfrew, Ontario, Canada, is a Hockey Hall of Fame player. ... Alex Peter Delvecchio, born December 4, 1931 in Fort William, Ontario is a former ice hockey player and member of the Hockey Hall of Fame. ... William Scott Scotty Bowman (born September 18, 1933 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada) is a former National Hockey League head coach, considered among the greatest coaches in NHL history. ... The Salt Lake Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is Salt Lake Citys top tourist draw. ... An athlete carries the Olympic torch The Winter Olympic Games or the Olympic Winter Games, are a winter multi-sport event held every four years. ... The Peterborough Petes is an Ontario Hockey League (OHL) team in Peterborough, Ontario, Canada. ... January 30 is the 30th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the Anno Domini (common) era. ...


Yzerman is one of the most powerful figures in Red Wings history, and is considered a hero outside hockey as well. On January 2, 2007, Yzerman was presented the key to the city of Detroit by Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick at a luncheon prior to the jersey retirement ceremony. On January 13 Michigan governor Jennifer Granholm visited Detroit and the Joe Louis Arena and proclaimed the day as "Steve Yzerman Day” in the state of Michigan. [8] January 2 is the second day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Freedom of the City is an award made by towns and cities, to esteemed members of its community; such people may then be termed Freemen or Freewomen of the City. ... Kwame Kilpatrick Kwame M. Kilpatrick (born June 8, 1970) is the Mayor of Detroit, Michigan. ... January 13 is the 13th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Jennifer Granholm (born February 5, 1959) is a Canadian-born American politician and the current Governor of the U.S. state of Michigan. ... Joe Louis Arena, nicknamed Hockeytown, The Joe, and JLA, is the home of the National Hockey League franchise the Detroit Red Wings. ...


Personal

Yzerman and his wife Lisa (b. 17 June 1965) were married on June 10, 1989 and have three daughters, Isabella Katherine (b. 23 February 1994), Maria Charlotte (b. 21 April 1998), and Sophia Rose (b. 14 May 1999). June 10 is the 161st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (162nd in leap years), with 204 days remaining. ... 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Not far from where Steve Yzerman grew up, the Nepean Sportsplex named one of its indoor ice surfaces the Steve Yzerman Arena in 1997 in his honour. This is the home rink of the CJHL's Nepean Raiders, the Tier II Junior "A" team Yzerman played on during the 1980-81 season. The Raiders currently play in the Yzerman Division. The Steve Yzerman Arena is a 3,000-seat multi-purpose arena in Nepean, Ontario. ... The Nepean Raiders are a Tier II Junior A ice hockey team from Nepean, Ontario, Canada. ...


Awards and achievements

  • NHL All-Star Roster - 1984, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1997, 1999, 2000
  • NHL First Team All-Star, Center - 2000
  • Lester B. Pearson Award - 1989
  • Conn Smythe Trophy - 1998
  • Frank J. Selke Trophy - 2000
  • Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy - 2003
  • Lester Patrick Trophy - 2006
  • Sixth in NHL history in points, eighth in goals and seventh in assists
  • First in Red Wings history in assists; second in points and goals; third in games played
  • Number (19) retired with Detroit Red Wings - 2007
  • Named Vice President of Detroit Red Wings - 2007
  • Named General Manager of Team Canada - 2008

Lester B. Pearson Award on display at the Hockey Hall of Fame The Lester B. Pearson Award is awarded annually to the National Hockey Leagues outstanding player in the regular season, as judged by members of the NHL Players Association (NHLPA). ... Conn Smythe Trophy on display at the Hockey Hall of Fame The Conn Smythe Memorial Trophy is awarded annually to the most valuable player during the National Hockey Leagues Stanley Cup playoffs. ... Selke Trophy on display at the Hockey Hall of Fame The Frank J. Selke Trophy is awarded annually to the National Hockey League forward who demonstrates the most skill in the defensive component of the game. ... Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy on display at the Hockey Hall of Fame The Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy is awarded annually to the National Hockey League player who best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship, and dedication to ice hockey. ... The Lester Patrick Trophy has been has presented by the National Hockey League since 1966 to honour a recipients contribution to hockey in the United States. ...

Career statistics

    Regular Season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1981-82 Peterborough Petes OHL 58 21 43 64 65 6 0 1 1 16
1982-83 Peterborough Petes OHL 56 42 49 91 65 4 1 4 5 0
1983-84 Detroit Red Wings NHL 80 39 48 87 33 4 3 3 6 0
1984-85 Detroit Red Wings NHL 80 30 59 89 58 3 2 1 3 2
1985-86 Detroit Red Wings NHL 51 14 28 42 16 - - - - -
1986-87 Detroit Red Wings NHL 80 31 59 90 43 16 5 13 18 8
1987-88 Detroit Red Wings NHL 64 50 52 102 44 3 1 3 4 6
1988-89 Detroit Red Wings NHL 80 65 90 155 61 6 5 5 10 2
1989-90 Detroit Red Wings NHL 79 62 65 127 79 - - - - -
1990-91 Detroit Red Wings NHL 80 51 57 108 34 7 3 3 6 4
1991-92 Detroit Red Wings NHL 79 45 58 103 64 11 3 5 8 12
1992-93 Detroit Red Wings NHL 84 58 79 137 44 7 4 3 7 4
1993-94 Detroit Red Wings NHL 58 24 58 82 36 3 1 3 4 0
1994-95 Detroit Red Wings NHL 47 12 26 38 40 15 4 8 12 0
1995-96 Detroit Red Wings NHL 80 36 59 95 64 18 8 12 20 4
1996-97 Detroit Red Wings NHL 81 22 63 85 78 20 7 6 13 4
1997-98 Detroit Red Wings NHL 75 24 45 69 46 22 6 18 24 22
1998-99 Detroit Red Wings NHL 80 29 45 74 42 10 9 4 13 0
1999-00 Detroit Red Wings NHL 78 35 44 79 34 8 0 4 4 0
2000-01 Detroit Red Wings NHL 54 18 34 52 18 1 0 0 0 0
2001-02 Detroit Red Wings NHL 52 13 35 48 18 23 6 17 23 10
2002-03 Detroit Red Wings NHL 16 2 6 8 8 4 0 1 1 2
2003-04 Detroit Red Wings NHL 75 18 33 51 46 11 3 2 5 0
2005-06 Detroit Red Wings NHL 61 14 20 34 18 4 0 4 4 4
OHL Totals 114 63 92 155 130 10 1 5 6 16
NHL Totals 1514 692 1063 1755 924 196 70 115 185 84

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International play

Olympic medal record
Men's Ice hockey
Gold 2002 Salt Lake City Ice hockey

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Yzerman was considered a leading candidate for the captaincy of Team Canada in 1998, along with Wayne Gretzky and Ray Bourque. Yzerman had led the Detroit Red Wings to the Stanley Cup during the previous season and he was one of the longest serving team captains. However, General Manager Bobby Clarke instead selected Eric Lindros. The Ice Hockey World Championship is an annual event organized by the International Ice Hockey Federation. ... Following the exciting 1972 Summit Series between Canada and the Soviet Union, interest in a world professional ice hockey championship increased substantially. ... The first World Cup of Hockey (WCH), or 1996 World Cup of Hockey, replaced the Canada Cup as the premier championship for professional ice hockey. ... The mens gold medal game: Russia vs Czech Republic 1998 was the first year that featured women in ice hockey competition. ... 2002 Winter Olympic Games Ice hockey games were held at the E Center and Peaks Ice Arena in Salt Lake City and Provo, Utah. ... Wayne Douglas Gretzky, OC (born January 26, 1961) is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey player who is currently part-owner and head coach of the Phoenix Coyotes. ... Raymond Jean Bourque (born December 28, 1960 in Saint-Laurent, a district of Montreal, Quebec, Canada) is a Hockey Hall of Famer who currently holds the records for most goals, assists and points by a defenseman in the National Hockey League (NHL) and has become near-synonymous with the Boston... Robert Earle Bobby Clarke OC (born August 13, 1949 in Flin Flon, Manitoba) is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey player and former general manager of the Philadelphia Flyers. ... Eric Bryan Lindros (born February 28, 1973 in London, Ontario, Canada) is a professional ice hockey player in the National Hockey League. ...


In late 2005, after Yzerman ruled himself out of a third Olympic appearance, Wayne Gretzky announced that no one would ever again wear jersey #19 for Team Canada, in Yzerman's honor.[9]


Notes

  1. ^ Red Wings bring Yzerman into front office. Retrieved on 2006-09-25.
  2. ^ Free Press staff, "The Captain: 22 Seasons, 3 Cups, 1 Team," page 15. Detroit Free Press, 2006
  3. ^ Shelley Lazarus, "Hockeytown Hero: The Steve Yzerman Story." appendix pages xiii and xv. Proctor Publications, 2000
  4. ^ DetroitRedWings.com, Wings Of Legend: Steve Yzerman
  5. ^ The Detroit Red Wings, "The Detroit Red Wings 2005-06 Media Guide", page 86, The Detroit Red Wings, 2005
  6. ^ "Yzerman passes Lemieux on goals list", CBC, 2006-03-31. Retrieved on 2006-08-06.
  7. ^ Free Press staff, "The Captain: 22 Seasons, 3 Cups, 1 Team.", page 11. Detroit Free Press, 2006
  8. ^ Ansar Khan. "Yzerman honored by city, state", mlive.com, 2007-01-03. Retrieved on 2007-01-13.
  9. ^ "Report: Yzerman's No. 19 untouchable", TSN, 2005-12-14. Retrieved on 2006-08-06.

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See also

Preceded by
Danny Gare
Detroit Red Wings Captain
1986 - 2006
Succeeded by
Nicklas Lidström
Preceded by
Mark Messier
Winner of the Lester B. Pearson Award
1989
Succeeded by
Mario Lemieux
Preceded by
Mike Vernon
Winner of the Conn Smythe Trophy
1998
Succeeded by
Joe Nieuwendyk
Preceded by
Jere Lehtinen
Winner of the Frank J. Selke Trophy
2000
Succeeded by
John Madden
Preceded by
Saku Koivu
Winner of the Bill Masterton Trophy
2003
Succeeded by
Bryan Berard

This is a list of NHL Statistical leaders. ... A list of National Hockey League seasons since inception of the league: 1917-18 | 1918-19 | 1919-20 | 1920-21 | 1921-22 | 1922-23 | 1923-24 | 1924-25 | 1925-26 | 1926-27 | 1927-28 | 1928-29 | 1929-30 | 1930-31 | 1931-32 | 1932-33 | 1933-34 | 1934-35 | 1935-36... National Hockey League The list of National Hockey League (NHL) players is divided into the following lists: By specific groups Current players List of every NHL player List of members of the Hockey Hall of Fame List of members of the United States Hockey Hall of Fame List of NHL... Luc Robitaille, 2005: the A is also placed on the players left. ... The following is a list of ice hockey players who have scored 1000 points in the National Hockey League. ... In ice hockey, scoring 500 regular-season goals is considered a highly significant achievement for National Hockey League players. ... The Steve Yzerman Arena is a 3,000-seat multi-purpose arena in Nepean, Ontario. ... Danny Gare (Born May 14, 1954 in Nelson, British Columbia, Canada) was a noted ice hockey player in the NHL. He was the captain of the Detroit Red Wings before Steve Yzerman. ... The Detroit Red Wings are an NHL franchise located in Detroit, Michigan. ... The 1986-87 NHL season was the 70th season of the National Hockey League. ... The modernized NHL shield logo was introduced for the 2005-06 season. ... Nicklas Erik Lidström (born April 28, 1970, in Västerås, Västmanlands län, Sweden) is a Swedish professional ice hockey defenseman in the National Hockey League playing for the Detroit Red Wings. ... Mark John Douglas Moose Messier (born January 18, 1961, in St. ... Lester B. Pearson Award on display at the Hockey Hall of Fame The Lester B. Pearson Award is awarded annually to the National Hockey Leagues outstanding player in the regular season, as judged by members of the NHL Players Association (NHLPA). ... The 1988-89 NHL season was the 72nd season of the National Hockey League. ... Mario Lemieux (born October 5, 1965, in Montreal, Quebec, Canada) is a retired professional ice hockey centre who played 17 seasons for the Pittsburgh Penguins of the National Hockey League between 1984 and 2006. ... Michael Mike Vernon (born 24 February 1963 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada) is a retired professional ice hockey player. ... Conn Smythe Trophy on display at the Hockey Hall of Fame The Conn Smythe Memorial Trophy is awarded annually to the most valuable player during the National Hockey Leagues Stanley Cup playoffs. ... The 1997-98 NHL season was the 81st regular season of the National Hockey League. ... Joe Nieuwendyk at the 1998 Winter Olympics. ... Jere Lehtinen (born June 24, 1973 in Espoo, Finland) is a Finnish professional ice hockey forward. ... Selke Trophy on display at the Hockey Hall of Fame The Frank J. Selke Trophy is awarded annually to the National Hockey League forward who demonstrates the most skill in the defensive component of the game. ... The 1999-2000 NHL season was the 83rd in its history. ... John Madden (born May 4, 1973 in Barrie, Ontario) is a star NHL player who plays for the New Jersey Devils. ... Saku Antero Koivu AKA Saku Koivu(born November 23, 1974 in Turku, Finland) is a professional ice hockey player, and plays centre for the Montreal Canadiens as the current team captain. ... The Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy is awarded annually to the National Hockey League player who best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship, and dedication to hockey. ... The 2002-03 NHL season was the 86th regular season of the National Hockey League. ... Bryan Wallace Berard (born March 5, 1977 in Woonsocket, Rhode Island, USA) is an American professional ice hockey player. ...

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SI.com - NHL - Detroit center Steve Yzerman retires after 22 seasons - Monday July 3, 2006 10:14PM (976 words)
Yzerman, who led the Red Wings to three Stanley Cup titles and spent his entire 23-year NHL career in Detroit, said he plans to stay in the organization while devoting more time to his family.
Yzerman, known for rebounding from serious injuries, said his knee and other nagging aches and pains kept him from suiting up for another season.
Yzerman said the devotion and effort of team owner Mike Ilitch and his family have made the franchise the powerhouse it is.
Steve Yzerman - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (937 words)
Yzerman won numerous awards during his career, including the Lester B. Pearson Award in 1989, the Conn Smythe Trophy as the Most Valuable Player of the Stanley Cup Playoffs in 1998, the Selke Trophy as the league's best defensive forward in 2000, and the Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy for perseverance in 2003.
Yzerman was considered a leading candidate for the captaincy of Team Canada in 1998, along with Wayne Gretzky and Ray Bourque.
Yzerman had led the Detroit Red Wings to the Stanley Cup during the previous season and he was one of the longest serving team captains.
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