Nicklas Erik Lidstrom is a retired Swedish professional ice hockey defenceman who played 20 seasons in the National Hockey League for the Detroit Red Wings, whom he captained for the final six seasons of his career.
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Born: April 28, 1970 (age 43), Västerås, Sweden
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Nicklas Lidstrom was a professional ice hockey player with the net worth of $60 million. Nicklas Lidstrom has earned his net worth playing for Skogsbo SK and VIK Vasteras HK of the Swedish Elitserien for three seasons. In 1989 he was drafted by the Detroit Red Wings and began his twenty season run with the NHL in the 1991-92 season. Lidstrom has played in all the playoffs with the Detroit Red Wings for his twenty seasons with the exception of the 1994-95 dispute between the NHLPA and the NHL, which caused a lockout for that season. During this time Lidstrom played for Vasteris IK and returned to the Detroit Red Wings following an agreement between the owners and the players. During his career Lidstrom has won many awards and trophies, among these are; World Championship Gold Medal Winner for Sweden, seven time winner of the Norris Trophy, twelve time NHL All STAR, 2002 Conne Smythe Trophy and many more. Nicklas Lidstrom is considered a legend in the history of Ice Hockey and the best defenseman of his time. In 2006 he was named Captain of the Detroit Red Wings and led them into victory, winning the 2008 Stanley Cup Playoffs against the Pittsburgh Penquins. He was the first European Captain to win the Stanley Cup. He was captain of the Red Wings for his last six seasons. Although he considered retirement in 2010, he ended up signing for another season with the Red Wings.