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Sweden Nicklas Lidström

#5 Detroit Red Wings / NHL - 11/12

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Nicklas Lidström Facts

Date of Birth
Position
D
Age
53
Height
6'1" / 186 cm
Place of Birth
Weight
190 lbs / 86 kg
Nation
Shoots
L
Youth Team
Status
Retired
Highlights
1-time World Championship Gold Medal 1
1-time Olympic Gold Medal 1
1-time Triple Gold Club 1
1-time World Championship Silver Medal 1
1-time World Championship Bronze Medal 1
1-time Hockey Hall of Fame 1
1-time IIHF Hall of Fame 1
1-time NHL All-Rookie Team 1
7-time NHL Best Defenseman (Norris Trophy) 7
10-time NHL First All-Star Team 10
2-time NHL Second All-Star Team 2
4-time NHL Stanley Cup Champion 4
1-time NHL Stanley Cup MVP (Conn Smythe Trophy) 1
1-time Olympic All-Star Team 1

Sons: Kevin Lidström, Adam Lidström, Samuel Lidström
Nephew: Alexander Lundqvist

One of the all-time greats, Lidstrom ranks 6th all-time in defenseman scoring. Over his 20-year career, the Red Wings legend won 7 Norris Trophies, 4 Stanley Cups, a Conn Smythe, and is a member of the Triple Gold Club as well. The 12x All-Star is also the first European to captain a Stanley Cup winning team.

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Nicklas Lidström Statistics

S Team League GP G A TP PIM +/-   POST GP G A TP PIM +/-
1984-85 Avesta BK U16 - -* -* -* -* -* -* |
1987-88 IK VIK Hockey J18 J18 Elit -* -* -* -* -* -* |
Västerås IK J20 Juniorserien -* -* -* -* -* -* |
IK VIK Hockey Division 1 3* 0* 0* 0* 0* -* | Qualification 5 0 0 0 6 -
Sweden U18 EJC-18 6* 1* 0* 1* 0* -* |
Sweden U18 (all) International-Jr 13* 1* 0* 1* 2* -* |
1988-89 Västerås IK J20 Juniorserien -* -* -* -* -* -* |
Västerås IK Elitserien 20* 0* 2* 2* 4* -* |
Västerås IK Allsvenskan D1 15* 1* 4* 5* 0* -* |
Sweden U19 (all) International-Jr 4* 0* 2* 2* 2* -* |
1989-90 Västerås IK Elitserien 39* 8* 8* 16* 14* -* | Playoffs 2 0 1 1 2 -
Sweden U20 WJC-20 7* 3* 3* 6* 2* -* |
Sweden U20 (all) International-Jr 10* 3* 3* 6* -* -* |
Sweden B (all) International 13* 2* 0* 2* -* -* |
1990-91 Västerås IK Elitserien 38* 4* 19* 23* 2* -* | Playoffs 4 0 0 0 4 -
Sweden WC 10* 3* 3* 6* 4* -* |
Sweden (all) International 30* 7* 10* 17* 16* -* |
1991-92 Detroit Red Wings NHL 80* 11* 49* 60* 22* 36* | Playoffs 11 1 2 3 0 -5
Sweden CC 6* 1* 1* 2* 4* -2* |
Sweden (all) International 11* 2* 2* 4* 4* -* |
1992-93 Detroit Red Wings NHL 84* 7* 34* 41* 28* 7* | Playoffs 7 1 0 1 0 -2
1993-94 Detroit Red Wings NHL 84* 10* 46* 56* 26* 43* | Playoffs 7 3 2 5 0 4
Sweden WC 4* 1* 0* 1* 2* -3* |
Sweden (all) International 4* 1* 0* 1* 2* -* |
1994-95 Västerås IK Elitserien 13* 2* 10* 12* 4* -* |
Detroit Red Wings NHL 43* 10* 16* 26* 6* 15* | Playoffs 18 4 12 16 8 4
Sweden (all) International 6* 1* 4* 5* 4* -* |
1995-96 Detroit Red Wings NHL 81* 17* 50* 67* 20* 29* | Playoffs 19 5 9 14 10 2
1996-97 Detroit Red Wings NHL 79* 15* 42* 57* 30* 11* | Playoffs 20 2 6 8 2 12
Sweden “A” WCup 4* 2* 1* 3* 0* 3* |
Sweden (all) International 8* 4* 2* 6* 2* -* |
1997-98 Detroit Red Wings “A” NHL 80* 17* 42* 59* 18* 22* | Playoffs 22 6 13 19 8 12
Sweden OG 4* 1* 1* 2* 2* 4* |
Sweden (all) International 4* 1* 1* 2* 2* -* |
1998-99 Detroit Red Wings “A” NHL 81* 14* 43* 57* 14* 14* | Playoffs 10 2 9 11 4 0
1999-00 Detroit Red Wings “A” NHL 81* 20* 53* 73* 18* 19* | Playoffs 9 2 4 6 4 -6
2000-01 Detroit Red Wings “A” NHL 82* 15* 56* 71* 18* 9* | Playoffs 6 1 7 8 0 1
2001-02 Detroit Red Wings “A” NHL 78* 9* 50* 59* 20* 13* | Playoffs 23 5 11 16 2 6
Sweden “A” OG 4* 1* 5* 6* 0* 2* |
Sweden (all) International 4* 1* 5* 6* 0* 2* |
2002-03 Detroit Red Wings “A” NHL 82* 18* 44* 62* 38* 40* | Playoffs 4 0 2 2 0 -1
2003-04 Detroit Red Wings “A” NHL 81* 10* 28* 38* 18* 19* | Playoffs 12 2 5 7 4 4
Sweden WC 2* 0* 1* 1* 0* -3* |
Sweden (all) International 9* 1* 3* 4* 2* -* |
2004-05 Sweden “A” WCup 4* 1* 0* 1* 2* -* |
Did not play * * * * * * |
2005-06 Detroit Red Wings “A” NHL 80* 16* 64* 80* 50* 21* | Playoffs 6 1 1 2 2 -4
Sweden “A” OG 8* 2* 4* 6* 2* 2* |
Sweden (all) International 8* 2* 4* 6* 2* 2* |
2006-07 Detroit Red Wings “C” NHL 80* 13* 49* 62* 46* 40* | Playoffs 18 4 14 18 6 0
2007-08 Detroit Red Wings “C” NHL 76* 10* 60* 70* 40* 40* | Playoffs 22 3 10 13 14 8
2008-09 Detroit Red Wings “C” NHL 78* 16* 43* 59* 30* 31* | Playoffs 21 4 12 16 6 11
2009-10 Detroit Red Wings “C” NHL 82* 9* 40* 49* 24* 22* | Playoffs 12 4 6 10 2 7
Sweden “C” OG 4* 0* 0* 0* 2* -1* |
Sweden (all) International 4* 0* 0* 0* 2* -1* |
2010-11 Detroit Red Wings “C” NHL 82* 16* 46* 62* 20* -2* | Playoffs 11 4 4 8 4 8
2011-12 Detroit Red Wings “C” NHL 70* 11* 23* 34* 28* 21* | Playoffs 5 0 0 0 0 0

Nicklas Lidström Tournament Statistics

S Team League GP G A TP PIM +/-   POST GP G A TP PIM +/-
1984-85 Dalarna TV-Pucken -* -* -* -* -* -* |
1985-86 Dalarna TV-Pucken -* -* -* -* -* -* |
1990-91 Sweden Izvestia Trophy -* -* -* -* -* -* |
Team Staff History
S Team League Role on Team Notes
2012-13 Detroit Red Wings NHL Scout
2013-14 Detroit Red Wings NHL Scout
2014-15 Detroit Red Wings NHL Scout
2015-16 Not active as staff
2016-17 Sweden WCup Team Consultant
2017-18 Not active as staff
2018-19 Not active as staff
2019-20 Not active as staff
2020-21 Not active as staff
2021-22 Detroit Red Wings NHL VP. of Hockey Operations Hired Jan 11
2022-23 Detroit Red Wings NHL VP. of Hockey Operations
2023-24 Detroit Red Wings NHL VP. of Hockey Operations
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Nicklas Lidström Career Totals

League Years GP G A TP PPG PIM +/- | Years GP G A TP PPG PIM +/-
Allsvenskan D1 1 15* 1* 4* 5* 0.33* 0* -* | 0 * * * * * *
CC 1 6* 1* 1* 2* 0.33* 4* -2* | 0 * * * * * *
Division 1 1 3* 0* 0* 0* 0.00* 0* -* | 1 5 0 * 0 * 0 * 0.00 * 6 * - *
EJC-18 1 6* 1* 0* 1* 0.17* 0* -* | 0 * * * * * *
International 11 101* 22* 31* 53* 0.52* 36* 3* | 0 * * * * * *
International-Jr 3 27* 4* 5* 9* 0.33* 4* -* | 0 * * * * * *
Izvestia Trophy 1 -* -* -* -* -* -* -* | 0 * * * * * *
J18 Elit (J18 Region) 1 -* -* -* -* -* -* -* | 0 * * * * * *
Juniorserien 2 -* -* -* -* -* -* -* | 0 * * * * * *
NHL 20 1 564* 264* 878* 1 142* 0.73* 514* 450* | 20 263 54 * 129 * 183 * 0.70 * 76 * 61 *
OG 4 20* 4* 10* 14* 0.70* 6* 7* | 0 * * * * * *
Elitserien (SHL) 4 110* 14* 39* 53* 0.48* 24* -* | 2 6 0 * 1 * 1 * 0.17 * 6 * - *
TV-Pucken 2 -* -* -* -* -* -* -* | 0 * * * * * *
WC 3 16* 4* 4* 8* 0.50* 6* -6* | 0 * * * * * *
WCup 2 8* 3* 1* 4* 0.50* 2* 3* | 0 * * * * * *
WJC-20 1 7* 3* 3* 6* 0.86* 2* -* | 0 * * * * * *
* Some data is missing to provide a correct summary.

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Nicklas Lidström Connections

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DATE STATUS FROM TO SOURCE
05/31/2012
05/31/2012 Confirmed Detroit Red Wings Retired

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Nicklas Lidström Biography and Trivia

Number 5 retired by Detroit Red Wings

Cult/Star player for Detroit Red Wings

Cult/Star player for Sweden

Cult/Star player for Västerås IK

Career transactions
- 2012-05-31 • Announced his retirement
- 2011-06-20 • Re-signed to a one-year contract by the Detroit Red Wings
- 2010-06-01 • Re-signed to a one-year contract by the Detroit Red Wings
- 2007-12-26 • Signed to a two-year contract extension by the Detroit Red Wings
- 2006-06-30 • Re-signed to a two-year contract by the Detroit Red Wings
- 2004-04-03 • Signed to a two-year contract extension by the Detroit Red Wings
- 2001-12-06 • Signed to a two-year contract extension by the Detroit Red Wings
- 1999-08-20 • Re-signed to a three-year contract by the Detroit Red Wings

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