On March sixth, the Detroit Red Wings will raise Nicklas Lidstrom‘s number five to the rafters of Joe Louis Arena.
Nicklas Lidstrom will join his long time teammate: Steve “The Captain” Yzerman, Gordie “Mr. Hockey” Howe, Terrible Ted Lindsay, Sid Abel, Terry Sawchuk, and Alex Delvecchio as the only retired numbers for the Detroit Red Wings.
With today being the fifth, we will take a look the top five moments in Number Five’s Twenty year NHL career in Detroit.
#5 – First And Only NHL Hat-Trick
Nicklas Lidstorm managed a hat-trick just once in his storied NHL career and it took him until his nineteenth season and 241 goals in order to finally check off one of his last firsts off his list.
Lidstrom scored all three goals with a slap shot and two of them came on the power play, while one was an open net.