Red Wings sign defenseman Jonathan Ericsson for 6 years

DETROIT, Nov. 27 (UPI) -- Steady defenseman Jonathan Ericsson has signed a six-year contract extension with the Detroit Red Wings, the team announced Wednesday.
Red Wings' Lidstrom ending 20-year career

Red Wings' Lidstrom ending 20-year career

DETROIT, May 31 (UPI) -- Detroit Red Wings defenseman Nicklas Lidstrom announced his retirement Thursday, ending a 20-year career.

NHL: Detroit 7, Columbus 2

DETROIT, March 26 (UPI) -- Tomas Holmstrom netted a pair of goals Monday and the Detroit Red Wings clinched a playoff spot with a 7-2 victory over Columbus.

NHL: Detroit 5, Buffalo 0

DETROIT, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- Todd Bertuzzi led a potent Red Wings attack with a goal and two assists Monday and Detroit won a 15th straight home game with a 5-0 verdict over Buffalo.

NHL: Detroit 3, St. Louis 2

DETROIT, Dec. 27 (UPI) -- Pavel Datsyuk and Niklas Kronwall scored in the third period Tuesday, rallying the Detroit Red Wings to a 3-2 win over St. Louis.

NHL: Nashville 4, Detroit 3

NASHVILLE, Dec. 15 (UPI) -- Shea Weber scored the tying and game-winning goals with time running down in the third period Thursday, rallying Nashville to a 4-3 win over Detroit.

NHL: Detroit 5, Calgary 3

DETROIT, Nov. 23 (UPI) -- Pavel Datsyuk and Valtteri Filppula broke open a tie game with goals 74 seconds apart in the third period Wednesday, lifting Detroit past Calgary 5-3.

NHL: Detroit 5, Columbus 2

DETROIT, Oct. 21 (UPI) -- Johan Franzen scored two first-period power-play goals Friday to send Detroit to a 5-2 win over Columbus that kept the Red Wings unbeaten.

NHL: Detroit 5, Ottawa 3

DETROIT, Oct. 7 (UPI) -- Cory Emmerton and Jiri Hudler scored less than a minute apart in the second period to highlight an offensive show Friday that carried Detroit past Ottawa 5-3.
Perry tops NHL awards with Hart Trophy

Perry tops NHL awards with Hart Trophy

LAS VEGAS, June 22 (UPI) -- Anaheim forward Corey Perry was awarded the Hart Trophy Wednesday as the NHL's most valuable player, highlighting the league's annual award ceremony.
Red Wings' Lidstrom wins Norris Trophy

Red Wings' Lidstrom wins Norris Trophy

NEW YORK, June 22 (UPI) -- Detroit Red Wings defenseman Nicklas Lidstrom Wednesday was awarded his seventh Norris Trophy, indicative of the NHL's top blueliner.
Red Wings' Lidstrom to play another year

Red Wings' Lidstrom to play another year

DETROIT, June 20 (UPI) -- Detroit Red Wings defenseman Nicklas Lidstrom has signed on with the team to play a 20th season, General Manager Ken Holland said Monday.

NHL: Detroit 2, Edmonton 1 (OT)

DETROIT, March 11 (UPI) -- Nicklas Lidstrom scored with 24.8 seconds left in regulation and Pavel Datsyuk scored an overtime goal Friday, lifting the Detroit Red Wings past Edmonton 2-1.

NHL all-star alternate captains named

NEW YORK, Jan. 22 (UPI) -- Mike Green, Patrick Kane, Ryan Kesler and Martin St. Louis Saturday were named as alternate captains for the 2011 NHL All-Star Game in Raleigh, N.C.
Lidstrom, Staal are NHL all-star captains

Lidstrom, Staal are NHL all-star captains

NEW YORK, Jan. 18 (UPI) -- Detroit's Nicklas Lidstrom and Carolina's Eric Staal have been selected the captains for this year's NHL All-Star Game.
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Nicklas Lidstrom
Colorado Avalanche right wing Ian Laperriere (R) checks Detroit Red Wings defenseman Nicklas Lidstrom into the boards during the first period at the Pepsi Center in Denver on February 18, 2008. Lidstrom suffered a knee injury on the hit and did not return to the ice. Detroit with the best record in the NHL seeks to stop its six game losing streak. (UPI Photo/Gary C. Caskey)

Nicklas Erik Lidström (born April 28, 1970) is a Swedish professional ice hockey defenseman who has played his entire National Hockey League (NHL) career with the Detroit Red Wings, and is their captain. In his 19 NHL seasons, Lidström has won four Stanley Cups, seven James Norris Memorial Trophies as the NHL's best defenseman, and has been voted into eleven NHL All-Star Games. Except for the 2010-2011 season, where he registered a -2 rating, he has never had a minus +/- rating in a season. He is the first European-born and trained NHL captain to win the Stanley Cup , as well as the first European player named playoff MVP.

Representing Sweden, Lidström won the World Championship in 1991. At the 2006 Winter Olympics, Lidström was a major factor in Sweden's win over Finland in the finals, scoring the gold medal clinching goal, thus earning him a spot on the Olympic All-Star Team. He also became the 17th member of the Triple Gold Club. The Hockey News selected Lidström as the "Best European-trained player ever in the NHL". The Sporting News and Sports Illustrated selected Lidström as the "NHL Player of the Decade".

Lidström is considered the top NHL defenseman of his era, having won the Norris Trophy as the NHL's best defenseman three consecutive seasons from 2000–01 to 2002–03 and again from 2005–06 to 2007–08. He has been nominated for the award a total of ten times in the past twelve seasons, the first three times finishing as the runner-up, and has won it in six of the last nine (2004–05 had no winner due to the NHL lockout). In thirteen consecutive seasons (since 1995-96), he has finished no worse than 6th place in Norris Trophy voting.

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