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Steve Yzerman

NHL Legend Steve Yzerman

Profession: NHL Legend


Biography: Played his entire NHL career with the Detroit Red Wings. He served as captain for over 1300 games, making him the longest-serving captain of any team in North American major league sports history.

He led the Red Wings to three Stanley Cup Championships. He was also executive director of Team Canada for the 2010 and 2014 Winter Olympics, winning two consecutive gold medals.

Born: May 9, 1965
Birthplace: Cranbrook, British Columbia, Canada
Age: 57 years old

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Taurus

Married Life

  • 1989-06-10 Detroit Red Wings NHL player Steve Yzerman (24) weds Lisa Brennan

Historical Events

  • 1986-10-07 Steve Yzerman is named captain of the Detroit Red Wings, a title he would hold for over 1,300 games
  • 1989-01-27 Detroit Red Wings center Steve Yzerman becomes the 4th NHL player to record 100 points in 50 games or less with a goal and 2 assists as Red Wings beat Toronto, 8-1
  • 1996-01-17 Detroit center Steve Yzerman scores his 500th career NHL goal as the Red Wings beat Colorado, 3-2 at Joe Louis Arena and joins Gordie Howe as the only players to score 500 goals for Detroit
  • 1999-11-26 Steve Yzerman scores his 600th career goal
  • 2006-04-03 Steve Yzerman scores his final NHL goal (#692) against the Calgary Flames
  • 2006-07-03 Detroit Red Wings legend Steve Yzerman officially retires from the NHL, finishing with 692 goals and 1,755 points

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