TSN.ca writers did the hard exercice to rank the 25 best players to have ever played in the NHL, and Detroit Red Wings legend Nicklas Lidstrom ended up at the 19th position on that list!
Lidstrom, drafted 53rd overall by the Red Wings in 1989, played 1564 games in the NHL, registering 1142 points. He added 129 points in 263 playoffs games. He helped Detroit to win the Stanley Cup in 1998, 2002 and 2008. On an individual basis, the Swedish defenseman won the James Norris Trophy (best defenseman) seven times.