Steve Yzerman is otherwise known as Stephen Gregory Yzerman and he is a retired NHL ice hockey player born in 1965. Yzerman currently stands as the general manager of the camp of a lightning in the National Hockey League and he is heavily regarded for his hockey statistics. Through his playing career many would arguably say that he was one of the greatest Canadian’s to ever play the game of hockey.
Yzerman spent his entire professional NHL career with the Detroit Red Wings and was inducted into the hockey Hall of Fame for his career success. Dressing for over 1300 games he was named captain after just a short time with the team at the age of 21. He has one votes for the most popular athlete in the history of Detroit sports as well as multiple professional awards throughout his career. Yzerman continues to go by the name “The Captain” in Detroit.
While he played for the Detroit Red Wings they were able to finish with five first-place regular-season victories as well as three Stanley Cup championships in 1997, 1998 and 2002.
Taking home awards such as the prestigious Lester B Pearson award, Conn Smythe Trophy, Selke Trophy and the Bill Masterson Memorial Trophy, Yzerman was also named an NHL All-Star 10 times.
In year 2006 he officially retired from his playing career reaching the top six bought for the leading goals in the history of the NHL. With 155 points in his 1988-89 season alone only Mario Lemieux and Wayne Gretzky were able to put up numbers to best his season point totals.
His number has been retired in Detroit officially.
With such illustrious career Yzerman was born in fairly humble hockey beginnings. Born in Cranbrook British Columbia and raised in Nepean Ontario, he would join the Nepean Raiders Junior a team before being drafted to the Peter broke Pete’s in the OHL in 1981. In a 1983 draft he was a 4rth pick and sent down to Peterborough for one season before being called up to the NHL to play previously.
Steve Yzerman will remain an important part of Canadian hockey history and one of the all-time greats!