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Canada USA Steve Yzerman
a.k.a. "Stephen Yzerman"
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# Player GP G A TP
1. Vadim Shipachyov 61 17 48 65
2. Dmitrij Jaskin 58 31 32 63
3. Kirill Kaprizov 57 33 29 62
4. Linus Omark 59 12 42 54
5. Nigel Dawes 59 20 30 50
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Player Facts
Date of Birth
Position
C
Age
55
Height
5'11" / 180 cm
Place of Birth
Weight
185 lbs / 84 kg
Shoots
R
Youth Team
Status
Retired
Highlights
1-time Olympic Gold Medal 1
2-time World Championship Silver Medal 2
1-time U20 WJC Bronze Medal 1
1-time Canada Cup Champion 1
1-time NHL Contribution to U.S. Hockey (Lester Patrick Trophy) 1
1-time NHL MVP Selected by NHLPA (Ted Lindsay Award) 1
1-time NHL Sportsmanship Award (Bill Masterton Trophy) 1
3-time NHL Stanley Cup Champion 3
1-time NHL Stanley Cup MVP (Conn Smythe Trophy) 1
1-time NHL Top Defensive Forward (Frank J. Selke Trophy) 1

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
1984-85 Detroit Red Wings “A” NHL 80 30 59 89 58 0 | Playoffs 3 2 1 3 2 -5
Canada CC 4 0 0 0 0 -2 | -
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 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 4 | -
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
2019-20 Detroit Red Wings NHL Ex. VP of Hockey Operations
Detroit Red Wings NHL General Manager
2020-21 Detroit Red Wings NHL General Manager
Player Career Totals
League Years GP G A TP PPG PIM +/- | Years GP G A TP PPG PIM +/-
CC 1 4 0 0 0 0.00 0 -2 | 0
CJHL 1 50 38 54 92 1.84 44 0 | 0
NHL 22 1514 692 1063 1755 1.16 924 202 | 20 196 70 115 185 0.94 86 -11
OG 2 12 3 5 8 0.67 12 8 | 0
OHL 2 114 63 92 155 1.36 98 0 | 2 10 1 5 6 0.60 16 0
WC 3 28 17 21 38 1.36 16 0 | 0
WCup 1 6 2 1 3 0.50 0 4 | 0
WJC-20 1 7 2 3 5 0.71 2 0 | 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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