Nicklas Erik Lidstrom (born April 28, 1970) is a retired Swedish professional ice hockey defenceman who played his entire 20-season National Hockey League (NHL) career with the Detroit Red Wings, captaining the Red Wings for the final six seasons of his career. Lidstrom is often referred to as Mr. Perfect or The Perfect Human. He always took a lot of pride in working hard, whether preparing for a season or during the season, and showing up every night. Over his 20 NHL seasons, Lidstrm won four Stanley Cups, seven James Norris Memorial Trophies as the NHL's top defensive player, one Conn Smythe Trophy as the playoff MVP, and has been voted into twelve NHL All-Star Games. Over the course of his career, Lidstrm became the first European-born and trained NHL captain to win the Stanley Cup, as well as the first European player named playoff MVP. Lidstrm is also the all-time leader in games played with only one NHL team and by a European-born player.
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