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Steve Yzerman a.k.a. "Stephen Yzerman"

Player Facts
  • Position
    C
  • Height
    5'11" / 180 cm
  • Weight
    185 lbs / 84 kg
  • Shoots
    R
  • Status
    Retired

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.

Team Staff profile of Steve Yzerman also available

Player Statistics
S Team League GP G A TP PIM +/-   POST GP G A TP PIM +/-
1980-81 Nepean Raiders CJHL 50 38 54 92 44 |
1981-82 Peterborough Petes OHL 58 21 43 64 65 | Playoffs 6 0 1 1 16
1982-83 Peterborough Petes OHL 56 42 49 91 33 | Playoffs 4 1 4 5 0
Canada U20 WJC-20 7 2 3 5 2 |
1983-84 Detroit Red Wings NHL 80 39 48 87 33 -17 | Playoffs 4 3 3 6 0 1
Canada CC 4 0 0 0 0 -2 |
1984-85 Detroit Red Wings “A” NHL 80 30 59 89 58 0 | Playoffs 3 2 1 3 2 -5
Canada WC 10 3 4 7 6 |
1985-86 Detroit Red Wings “A” NHL 51 14 28 42 16 -24 |
1986-87 Detroit Red Wings “C” NHL 80 31 59 90 43 -1 | Playoffs 16 5 13 18 8 -2
1987-88 Detroit Red Wings “C” NHL 64 50 52 102 44 30 | Playoffs 3 1 3 4 6 -3
1988-89 Detroit Red Wings “C” NHL 80 65 90 155 61 17 | Playoffs 6 5 5 10 2 -7
Canada “C” WC 8 5 7 12 2 |
1989-90 Detroit Red Wings “C” NHL 79 62 65 127 79 -6 |
Canada “A” WC 10 9 10 19 8 |
1990-91 Detroit Red Wings “C” NHL 80 51 57 108 34 -2 | Playoffs 7 3 3 6 4 -1
1991-92 Detroit Red Wings “C” NHL 79 45 58 103 64 26 | Playoffs 11 3 5 8 12 -3
1992-93 Detroit Red Wings “C” NHL 84 58 79 137 44 33 | Playoffs 7 4 3 7 4 -4
1993-94 Detroit Red Wings “C” NHL 58 24 58 82 36 11 | Playoffs 3 1 3 4 0 4
1994-95 Detroit Red Wings “C” NHL 47 12 26 38 40 6 | Playoffs 15 4 8 12 0 -2
1995-96 Detroit Red Wings “C” NHL 80 36 59 95 64 29 | Playoffs 18 8 12 20 4 -1
Canada “A” WCup 6 2 1 3 0 |
1996-97 Detroit Red Wings “C” NHL 81 22 63 85 78 22 | Playoffs 20 7 6 13 4 3
1997-98 Detroit Red Wings “C” NHL 75 24 45 69 46 3 | Playoffs 22 6 18 24 22 10
Canada “A” OG 6 1 1 2 10 4 |
1998-99 Detroit Red Wings “C” NHL 80 29 45 74 42 8 | Playoffs 10 9 4 13 2 2
1999-00 Detroit Red Wings “C” NHL 78 35 44 79 34 28 | Playoffs 8 0 4 4 0 -4
2000-01 Detroit Red Wings “C” NHL 54 18 34 52 18 4 | Playoffs 1 0 0 0 0 0
2001-02 Detroit Red Wings “C” NHL 52 13 35 48 18 11 | Playoffs 23 6 17 23 10 4
Canada “A” OG 6 2 4 6 2 4 |
2002-03 Detroit Red Wings “C” NHL 16 2 6 8 8 6 | Playoffs 4 0 1 1 2 0
2003-04 Detroit Red Wings “C” NHL 75 18 33 51 46 10 | Playoffs 11 3 2 5 0 -1
2004-05 Did not play |
2005-06 Detroit Red Wings “C” NHL 61 14 20 34 18 8 | Playoffs 4 0 4 4 4 -2
Team Staff History
S Team League Role on Team Notes
2006-07 Detroit Red Wings NHL VP. of Hockey Operations
Canada WC General Manager
2007-08 Detroit Red Wings NHL VP. of Hockey Operations
Canada WC General Manager
2008-09 Detroit Red Wings NHL VP. of Hockey Operations
2009-10 Detroit Red Wings NHL VP. of Hockey Operations
Canada OG General Manager
2010-11 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL VP. of Hockey Operations
Tampa Bay Lightning NHL General Manager
2011-12 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL VP. of Hockey Operations
Tampa Bay Lightning NHL General Manager
2012-13 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL VP. of Hockey Operations
Tampa Bay Lightning NHL General Manager
Canada WC General Manager
2013-14 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL VP. of Hockey Operations
Tampa Bay Lightning NHL General Manager
Canada OG General Manager
2014-15 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL VP. of Hockey Operations
Tampa Bay Lightning NHL General Manager
2015-16 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL VP. of Hockey Operations
Tampa Bay Lightning NHL General Manager
2016-17 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL VP. of Hockey Operations
Tampa Bay Lightning NHL General Manager
2017-18 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL VP. of Hockey Operations
Tampa Bay Lightning NHL General Manager
2018-19 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL Senior Advisor
Player Career Totals
League GP G A TP PPG PIM +/- GP G A TP PPG PIM +/-
CC 4 0 0 0 0.00 0 -2 |
CJHL 50 38 54 92 1.84 44 0 |
NHL 1514 692 1063 1755 1.16 924 202 | 196 70 115 185 0.94 86 -11
OG 12 3 5 8 0.67 12 8 |
OHL 114 63 92 155 1.36 98 0 | 10 1 5 6 0.60 16 0
WC 28 17 21 38 1.36 16 0 |
WCup 6 2 1 3 0.50 0 0 |
WJC-20 7 2 3 5 0.71 2 0 |
Player Biography and Trivia

Drafted 1981, 1 #4 overall by Peterborough Petes in the OHL Priority Selection

Number 19 retired by Detroit Red Wings

Cult/Star player for Canada

Cult/Star player for Detroit Red Wings

Cult/Star player for Nepean Raiders

Cult/Star player for Peterborough Petes

Full name: Stephen Gregory Yzerman

Career transactions
- 2006-07-03 • Announced his retirement
- 2005-08-02 • Re-signed to a one-year contract by the Detroit Red Wings
- 2004-09-14 • Re-signed to a one-year contract by the Detroit Red Wings
- 2003-07-21 • Re-signed to a one-year contract by the Detroit Red Wings

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