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Current Position: GM of the Tampa Bay Lightning
Steve Yzerman is one of the classiest people in hockey, and he has been quite successful throughout his career on and off the ice.
As a forward with the Detroit Red Wings, Yzerman was one of the best players of his generation, and the model for what a good NHL captain should be.
Yzerman is now the general manager of the Tampa Bay Lightning, where he has built a strong young team through the draft and with trades.
In addition to his front office role with the Lightning, Yzerman has also been an alternate governor for the Red Wings and taken on management roles for Hockey Canada.
His success in a major market like Detroit, on the international level with Canada and in a Southern U.S. market such as Tampa Bay makes Yzerman a well-rounded candidate to be the next NHL commissioner.