Detroit Red Wings Retire Nicklas Lidstrom’s No. 5 (Video)

The Detroit Red Wings raised another number to the rafters at Joe Louis Arena on Thursday night.

Former captain and top defenseman Nicklas Lidstrom, who spent his entire 20-year career with the Original 6 franchise, had his No. 5 retired in a pregame ceremony before Detroit played the rival Colorado Avalanche.

Lidstrom is considered by many one of the three best defensemen in NHL history. He won seven Norris trophies, a Conn Smythe Trophy and four Stanley Cup titles in his remarkable career. The Red Wings never missed the playoffs during Lidstrom’s time with the team.

Check out Lidstrom’s retirement ceremony in the video below.

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