WATCH: Mike Ilitch calls defenseman Nicklas Lidstrom ‘Rock of Gibraltar’


Mike Ilitch had great success throughout his lifetime. He wanted each of his teams to succeed so he used his money to bring in many Hall Of Fame players to Detroit. One of the most memorable would have to be defenseman Nicklas Lidstrom.

Watch as Ilitch gives a speech after Nicklas Lidstrom announces his retirement from the National Hockey League.