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Brother: Chris Yzerman
Yzerman was fantastic one-on-one with defensemen, using his terrific stickhandling skills and tremendous skating abilities. Had a laser of a shot, and was an awesome playmaker and passer.
Once a pure offensive force, Scotty Bowman turned him into an outstanding two-way center and an amazing defensive forward as well. To achieve this, Yzerman had to sacrifice a lot of personal stats and instead improve the team.
A quiet player, Yzerman is famous for his "lead-by-example" style of leadership.