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Steve Yzerman Retire
One of the Greatest players the ever ware the Wing Wheel of the Detroit Red Wings Stevie Y have just announs his Retirement after 23 NHL season.
“I feel very relieved and very comfortable,”Yzerman said at a news conference at Joe Louis Arena. “I want to let everyone know I’ve decided to retire, to hang up my skates.”
Yzerman said that going into the 2005-06 season he figured it would be his last. But he said he thought long and hard after the season before deciding not to return for one more.
“I really enjoyed my final season with the Red Wings,” he said.
He summed up his long tenure this way:
“I’ve enjoyed my career immensely in Detroit.”
He has played 22 seasons — all in Detroit. He scored 692 goals. He also had 1,063 assists in his 1,514 career games.
He desent to go in to the NHL Hall of Fame and he hav ethe credent to go in to the hall.
1983-Drafted by Wings in 4th overall
1984-18 years old when he joined Detroit Red Wings
1984- Yzerman named as NHL's All-Rookie Team
1986- He became Detroit’s captain
1989- He won the Lester B. Pearson Award honoring the league's outstanding player 1996- Played in World Cup- Canada
1997- Led Detroit Red Wings to Stanley Cup Championship
1997-98- Played in Olympics- Canada
1998- Led Detroit Red Wings to Stanley Cup Championship
1998- He won the Conn Smythe Trophy honoring the playoff MVP
2000- NHL First All-Star Team
Frank J. Selke Trophy
2001- Became a U.S. citizen
2002- Led Detroit Red Wings to Stanley Cup Championship
2002- He helped Canada win gold at the 2002 Salt Lake City Olympics.
2002-2003 He had major knee surgery
2003 Bill Masterton memorial Trophy
2004- Won the World Cup