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Detroit Red Wings to retire Lidstrom shirt

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Former Detroit Red Wings star Nicklas Lidstrom feels honoured at the club's decision to retire his No. 5 shirt after he ended his career in the NHL last year. 

The Red Wings made the announcement last week that the 43-year-old will be honoured on March 6, before Detroit's game against the Colorado Avalanche. 

His famous No. 5 shirt will be retired in a ceremony as a mark of respect for the tremendous career he had with the franchise.

“It’s a tremendous honour to have my jersey retired," Lidstrom told the Detroit Free Press

“I’m looking forward to the ceremony and to have my family there, and for them to experience the great atmosphere of the Joe once again."

Lidstrom retired last summer following 20-years with Detroit. In two decades with the Wings he won four Stanley Cups, and was awarded the Norris Trophy on seven occasions, picking up the award for the league's best defenceman. 

He became captain of the side in 2006, before leading them to victory in the 2008 finals as they defeated Pittsburgh. 

During the Swede's era in the NHL, the Red Wings never failed to make the playoffs, proving just what an influential figure he was.

 

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