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Nicklas Lidstrom career facts

5/30/2012

The Norris Trophy has been presented to the league's top defenseman since 1954.

MOST NORRIS TROPHIES

NHL HISTORY

Bobby Orr, 8

Nicklas Lidstrom, 7

Doug Harvey, 7

Ray Bourque, 5

No one played more games in NHL history while spending his entire career with one franchise than Nicklas Lidstrom.

MOST GAMES PLAYED

SPENT ENTIRE CAREER WITH ONE FRANCHISE

Nicklas Lidstrom, Red Wings: 1,564<<

Alex Delvecchio, Red Wings: 1,549

Steve Yzerman, Red Wings: 1,514

Stan Mikita, Blackhawks: 1,394

<<10th on NHL's all-time GP list

NICKLAS LIDSTROM

CAREER RANKINGS AMONG RED WINGS

Games: 1,564, 2nd<<

Goals: 264, 9th

Assists: 878, 3rd

Points: 1,142, 4th

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Lidstrom played 20 seasons, finishing with a minus just once (minus-2 in 2010-11). For his career, he was a plus-450.

What is it about a Stanley Cup finals in New Jersey that brings a star player to retire? Patrick Roy officially announced his retirement on May 28, 2003, which was in between Games 1 & 2 of the Stanley Cup finals that year between the Devils and the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (what the team was called then). The first 2 games were in New Jersey and, of course, that was the last year the Devils were in the Cup finals.