Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Steve Yzerman


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.

Thanks for the memories.

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