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Lidstrom has won multiple Stanley Cups with the Red Wings, and he has never missed the playoffs in his career, having played over 1,550 games (all with Detroit). Lidstrom has 31 points after playing 59 games for his team this year.
Lidstrom has the "Hockey IQ" that allows him to play against players half his age.
He leads the Wings in average Ice time with almost 24 minutes per game. Not only has he mastered longevity, he has mastered the active boards at the Joe. He loves to shoot the puck wide, on purpose, and allow the rebound to come off the back wall to Johan Franzen or Henrik Zetterberg for the goal.
Lidstrom has played 19 seasons with Detroit and is expected to retire within the next season or two. Oh, and his 31 points are good enough for sixth on the team. He also is a plus-26 on the season, fifth in plus-minus in the league, only three behind leader Tyler Seguin of the Boston Bruins.