During his NHL career, a every Steve Yzerman appearance took place with the Detroit Red Wings, a team he lead to three Stanley Cup championships. At the age of 21, Yzerman was named captain of the Red Wings, and he remained captain until his retirement 20 years later. Nicknamed “The Captain,” Yzerman is one of the most famous athletes ever to play in Detroit.
Yzerman’s accolades include the Lester B. Pearson Award in 1989, the Conn Smythe Trophy as the MVP of the Stanley Cup Playoffs in 1998, the Selke Trophy in 2000, and the Bill Masterton Trophy for perseverance in 2003. He also took part in the NHL All-Star game ten times, was a member of the All-Rookie Team in 1984, and he was named a First Team All-Star in 2000.
Shortly after his retirement in 2006, Yzerman’s jersey number 19 was officially retired. His banner at the Joe Louise Arena has the captain’s “C” on the corner to remember him as “The Captain.” His professional hockey career left him in sixth place on the all-time leading scorer in NHL history list. In 2008, Yzerman was inducted into the Ottawa Sports Hall of Fame and the Michigan Sports Hall of Fame in February 2008.
**Steve Yzerman Speaker**
If you want the kind of speaker who can talk about leadership and management, then a Steve Yzerman speaker experience could be just what you’re looking for. Fondly called “The Captain,” Yzerman retired as the longest-serving captain of any team in North American major league sports history, which proves his incredible leadership ability. He now serves as a Vice President/Alternate Governor of the Red Wings and was also the general manager of Team Canada for the 2007 IIHF World Championship in Moscow.
**Steve Yzerman Appearance**
Any true Yzerman fan knows about the Sports Illustrated’s commemorative edition, “Yzerman: A Salute to Stevie Y.” The first Steve Yzerman appearance on the cover of SI is featured in this edition, as well as an in depth look at the incredible career of one of hockey’s best known leaders.
**Steve Yzerman Endorsement**
Aside from his superb stint as a hockey player, an exceptional Steve Yzerman endorsement of the love his fans bore him is the proclamation of Steve Yzerman Day in the state of Michigan. He was also presented the key to the city of Detroit and had his jersey retired.
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