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Meet Steve Yzerman

Meet Steve Yzerman

Pronounced: EYE-zer-man

Born: May 9, 1965, in Cranbrook, British Columbia

Raised: Ottawa, Ontario

Junior team: Peterborough Petes (Ontario Hockey League) 1981-83

Drafted: Fourth overall by Red Wings in 1983. (Quirky coincidence: Brian Lawton, Yzerman's fired predecessor with the Lightning, was taken No. 1 overall in that draft.)

Playing career: Played entire 22-season career with Red Wings. … In NHL history ranks 13th in games (1,514), eighth in goals (692), seventh in assists (1,063) and sixth in points (1,755). … At 21, named youngest captain in Red Wings history in 1986. … Won three Stanley Cups (1997, 1998, 2002). … Won Olympic gold medal with Canada in 2002. … Retired after 2005-06 season. … First in Red Wings history in assists, second in points and goals, third in games played. … Second in NHL in seasons and games played with one franchise. … Inducted into Hockey Hall of Fame in 2009.

Executive career: On Sept. 25, 2006, named vice president of Red Wings. … Won a fourth Stanley Cup as Red Wings vice president of operations in 2008. … Named team's alternate governor in 2009. … As Hockey Canada executive director, led selection of 2010 Olympic team, which won the gold medal.

Personal: Married in 1989 to Lisa Brennan. Three daughters: Isabella Katherine (16), Maria Charlotte (12) and Sophia Rose (11).

Meet Steve Yzerman 05/25/10 [Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 8:51pm]
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