Detroit Red Wings: The 10 Most Memorable Moments of Nicklas Lidstrom's Career

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Detroit Red Wings: The 10 Most Memorable Moments of Nicklas Lidstrom's Career
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Does the date June 17, 1989, have any significance to you?

I know I may have inadvertently just made mention of your birthday, or perhaps the date of your high school graduation or wedding anniversary, but that's not what I was getting at.

If you are a Detroit Red Wings fan, June 17, 1989, should forever be a red letter date in your smart-phone calendar.

This is the day the Red Wings drafted a slight, quiet, Swedish kid named Nick 53rd overall at the NHL Entry Draft.

There were no "ooo's" or "aw's", no promises of greatness to come, no sweeping sense that, with that pick, the team was actually helping define two decades of unparalleled excellence.

Such is the case with many dates of significance.

At the time, we often don't know how important the events of a single day will turn out to be.

Add some years between then and now, and all of a sudden what was a totally forgotten space on the calendar becomes a day we never forget.

This is not to say that Nicklas Lidstrom's draft day is the most important moment of his career, it isn't even on this list.

However, in hindsight, it is one of the most important moments in Red Wings history.

Compiling a list of those moments is something far to daunting for a relatively lazy writer like me to take on.

But, as he is about to enter his 20th year in a Red Wings uniform, looking at the top 10 moments of Nicklas Lidstrom's career is something I can attempt to tackle as many of these aren't only memorable, but utterly unforgettable.

That said, let's take a look at No.10.

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