Detroit Red Wings GM Steve Yzerman brings Nicklas Lidstrom back to Hockeytown

Great hire!

According to the Detroit Red Wings, Steve Yzerman announced on Tuesday that he has hired Red Wings legend, Nicklas Lidstrom, as vice president of hockey operations.

From Detroit Red Wings:

 Detroit Red Wings executive vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman today announced that the team has hired Nicklas Lidstrom as vice president of hockey operations.

One of the most decorated players in NHL history, Lidstrom, 51, will be involved in all aspects of hockey operations for the Red Wings in his new role. Lidstrom spent his entire 20-season NHL career with Detroit, joining the organization as a third-round draft pick (53rd overall) in the 1989 NHL Entry Draft, debuting for the team during the 1991-92 season and serving as the team’s captain in his final six seasons with the team (2006-12) before retiring on May 31, 2012. Lidstrom’s No. 5 jersey was retired by the organization during the 2013-14 campaign, and he was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2015 in his first year of eligibility.

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