Aside from the 3-2 OT loss, Thursday night at the Joe was a night to celebrate as the team retired the number of future hall of fame defenseman Nicklas Lidstrom in a touching and emotional ceremony.
— Detroit Red Wings (@DetroitRedWings) March 6, 2014
Drafted in 1989, Lidstrom went on to accumulate 264 goals, 878 assists, 1142 points, 1564 games played, 27,790 minutes and a plus/minus of 514 all with the Red Wings. He’ll go down as not only one of if not thee best defensemen of all time but one of the greatest players to ever set foot on the ice.
Truly a legendary and iconic figure in the sport of hockey.
h/t: NBC Sports, FSD Detroit, Getty (image)