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Tuesday, July 04, 2006
Steve Yzerman, the Detroit Red Wings' longtime captain who played his entire 22-year NHL career with Detroit, is retiring. The 41-year-old Yzerman, who was 18 when he joined the Red Wings in 1983.
Yzerman led Detroit to three Stanley Cups and playoff appearances in each of the last 15 years of his career. Only Gordie Howe holds as many franchise records. He has been Detroit's captain since 1986, making him the longest-serving captain in league history.
Raised in Ohio; educated in Southern California and Utah; served an LDS Spanish-speaking mission in Northern California; lived and worked in Texas (1 year), Missouri (3), Minnesota (5), Utah (16), Arizona (1.5); traveled to 49 states and 29 countries; one wife and four children.