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Nicklas Lidstrom

Position: D ▪ Shoots: Left
Height: 6-1 (185 cm)
Weight: 192 lbs. (87 kg)

Born: April 28, 1970 in Vasteras, Sweden
Draft: Detroit, 3rd round (53rd overall), 1989 NHL Entry
Hall of Fame: Inducted as Player in 2015 (Full List)

Other SR Links: Olympics at Sports-Reference.com, Olympics at Hockey-Reference.com


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Fine Details ▪ Last updated Sep 4, 2015 11:25 PM

NHL Regular Season

Scoring Goals Assists Shots Ice Time
Season Age Tm Lg GP G A PTS +/- PIM EV PP SH GW EV PP SH S S% TSA TOI ATOI FOwin FOloss FO% HIT BLK TK GV Awards
1991-92 21 DET NHL 80 11 49 60 36 22 6 5 0 1 22 26 1 168 6.5 AS-8,Calder-2
1992-93 22 DET NHL 84 7 34 41 7 28 4 3 0 2 13 17 4 156 4.5
1993-94 23 DET NHL 84 10 46 56 43 26 6 4 0 3 30 14 2 200 5.0 AS-17,Norris-8
1994-95 24 DET NHL 43 10 16 26 15 6 3 7 0 0 12 4 0 90 11.1
1995-96 25 DET NHL 81 17 50 67 29 20 8 8 1 1 17 29 4 211 8.1 AS-6,Byng-10,Norris-6
1996-97 26 DET NHL 79 15 42 57 11 30 7 8 0 1 19 22 1 214 7.0 AS-6,Byng-14,Norris-6
1997-98 27 DET NHL 80 17 42 59 22 18 9 7 1 1 14 26 2 205 8.3 AS-1,Byng-4,Hart-12,Norris-2
1998-99 28 DET NHL 81 14 43 57 14 14 6 6 2 3 18 23 2 205 6.8 2148 26:31 AS-1,Byng-2,Norris-2
1999-00 29 DET NHL 81 20 53 73 19 18 7 9 4 3 30 22 1 218 9.2 2328 28:45 AS-1,Byng-2,Hart-9,Norris-2
2000-01 30 DET NHL 82 15 56 71 9 18 7 8 0 0 20 35 1 272 5.5 2333 28:27 AS-1,Byng-2,Hart-10,Norris-1
2001-02 31 DET NHL 78 9 50 59 13 20 3 6 0 0 26 24 0 215 4.2 2247 28:49 AS-1,Byng-3,Norris-1,Smythe-1
2002-03 32 DET NHL 82 18 44 62 40 38 9 8 1 4 21 22 1 175 10.3 2406 29:20 AS-1,Byng-2,Hart-8,Norris-1
2003-04 33 DET NHL 81 10 28 38 19 18 6 3 1 3 8 18 2 194 5.2 2240 27:39 AS-5,Byng-4,Norris-6
2005-06 35 DET NHL 80 16 64 80 21 50 7 9 0 2 23 41 0 243 6.6 2249 28:07 AS-1,Byng-10,Hart-7,Norris-1
2006-07 36 DET NHL 80 13 49 62 40 46 3 10 0 1 23 23 3 224 5.8 2199 27:29 AS-1,Byng-6,Hart-6,Norris-1
2007-08 37 DET NHL 76 10 60 70 40 40 5 5 0 4 30 29 1 188 5.3 388 2031 26:43 0 0 23 70 23 39 AS-1,Byng-4,Hart-4,Norris-1
2008-09 38 DET NHL 78 16 43 59 31 30 6 10 0 4 19 23 1 180 8.9 355 1936 24:49 0 0 43 66 26 45 AS-2,AS-3,Byng-5,Hart-17,Norris-3
2009-10 39 DET NHL 82 9 40 49 22 24 4 5 0 1 22 15 3 194 4.6 403 2085 25:26 0 0 56 82 35 53 AS-2,AS-4,Byng-5,Hart-17,Norris-4
2010-11 40 DET NHL 82 16 46 62 -2 20 9 7 0 1 13 32 1 175 9.1 357 1924 23:28 0 0 49 92 33 33 AS-1,Byng-2,Hart-19,Norris-1
2011-12 41 DET NHL 70 11 23 34 21 28 7 4 0 0 10 13 0 148 7.4 311 1664 23:46 0 0 41 79 27 23 AS-5,Byng-6,Norris-5
Career NHL 1564 264 878 1142 450 514 122 132 10 35 390 458 30 3875 6.8 4804 27790 26:54 0 0 212 389 144 193

NHL Possession Metrics

Corsi (EV) Fenwick (EV) PDO (EV) Zone Starts (EV)
Season Age Team Lg GP TOI CF CA CF% CF% rel FF FA FF% FF% rel oiSH% oiSV% PDO oZS% dZS%
2007-08 37 Detroit Red Wings NHL 76 1344.2 1406 950 59.7 -0.3 1109 757 59.4 -1.3 10.1 93.0 103.1 57.2 42.8
2008-09 38 Detroit Red Wings NHL 78 1320.2 1426 993 58.9 2.9 1117 835 57.2 1.8 9.1 92.0 101.2 50.2 49.8
2009-10 39 Detroit Red Wings NHL 82 1477.8 1599 1226 56.6 4.4 1216 963 55.8 4.1 8.3 92.0 100.3 51.6 48.4
2010-11 40 Detroit Red Wings NHL 82 1343.8 1355 1275 51.5 -4.3 1067 999 51.6 -2.9 9.0 91.0 100.0 49.0 51.0
2011-12 41 Detroit Red Wings NHL 70 1260.8 1338 1022 56.7 2.3 1047 794 56.9 2.2 8.5 92.9 101.4 57.0 43.0
Career NHL 76 6746.8 7124 5466 56.6 1.0 5556 4348 56.1 0.9 9.0 92.1 101.1 52.9 47.1

NHL Miscellaneous

Per Game Adjusted Plus/Minus Point Shares
Season Age Tm Lg GP GC G A PTS GC PIM S G A PTS GC TGF PGF TGA PGA +/- OPS DPS PS Awards
1991-92 21 DET NHL 80 20 0.14 0.61 0.75 0.24 0.28 2.10 10 43 53 17 141 50 80 25 36 4.0 5.5 9.5 AS-8,Calder-2
1992-93 22 DET NHL 84 13 0.08 0.40 0.49 0.15 0.33 1.86 6 27 33 11 136 51 100 22 7 1.8 4.3 6.1
1993-94 23 DET NHL 84 18 0.12 0.55 0.67 0.21 0.31 2.38 9 42 51 16 174 45 111 25 43 3.8 5.4 9.2 AS-17,Norris-8
1994-95 24 DET NHL 43 10 0.23 0.37 0.60 0.22 0.14 2.09 17 28 45 17 73 26 41 9 15 2.3 3.2 5.5
1995-96 25 DET NHL 81 23 0.21 0.62 0.83 0.28 0.25 2.60 16 48 64 22 150 67 73 19 29 5.6 6.5 12.2 AS-6,Byng-10,Norris-6
1996-97 26 DET NHL 79 19 0.19 0.53 0.72 0.25 0.38 2.71 15 44 59 20 117 48 87 29 11 5.1 5.3 10.4 AS-6,Byng-14,Norris-6
1997-98 27 DET NHL 80 21 0.21 0.53 0.74 0.26 0.23 2.56 19 48 67 23 126 48 75 19 22 6.1 5.5 11.6 AS-1,Byng-4,Hart-12,Norris-2
1998-99 28 DET NHL 81 19 0.17 0.53 0.70 0.23 0.17 2.53 16 49 65 22 129 49 93 27 14 5.0 5.3 10.3 AS-1,Byng-2,Norris-2
1999-00 29 DET NHL 81 25 0.25 0.65 0.90 0.31 0.22 2.69 22 57 79 28 148 54 103 28 19 7.1 5.8 13.0 AS-1,Byng-2,Hart-9,Norris-2
2000-01 30 DET NHL 82 23 0.18 0.68 0.87 0.28 0.22 3.32 16 60 76 25 147 67 106 35 9 6.4 5.8 12.2 AS-1,Byng-2,Hart-10,Norris-1
2001-02 31 DET NHL 78 18 0.12 0.64 0.76 0.23 0.26 2.76 10 57 67 21 129 54 94 32 13 5.0 5.5 10.5 AS-1,Byng-3,Norris-1,Smythe-1
2002-03 32 DET NHL 82 22 0.22 0.54 0.76 0.26 0.46 2.13 20 49 69 24 161 62 100 41 40 6.1 7.1 13.2 AS-1,Byng-2,Hart-8,Norris-1
2003-04 33 DET NHL 81 13 0.12 0.35 0.47 0.16 0.22 2.40 12 32 44 15 120 46 81 26 19 2.8 5.5 8.4 AS-5,Byng-4,Norris-6
2005-06 35 DET NHL 80 26 0.20 0.80 1.00 0.32 0.63 3.04 16 61 77 25 161 81 93 34 21 6.8 6.1 12.9 AS-1,Byng-10,Hart-7,Norris-1
2006-07 36 DET NHL 80 20 0.16 0.61 0.78 0.25 0.58 2.80 14 49 63 21 143 55 85 37 40 5.3 7.9 13.1 AS-1,Byng-6,Hart-6,Norris-1
2007-08 37 DET NHL 76 21 0.13 0.79 0.92 0.28 0.53 2.47 11 64 75 23 140 56 75 31 40 6.4 8.1 14.4 AS-1,Byng-4,Hart-4,Norris-1
2008-09 38 DET NHL 78 20 0.21 0.55 0.76 0.26 0.38 2.31 17 44 61 21 138 55 89 37 31 5.5 5.7 11.2 AS-2,AS-3,Byng-5,Hart-17,Norris-3
2009-10 39 DET NHL 82 16 0.11 0.49 0.60 0.19 0.29 2.37 10 42 52 17 125 46 74 17 22 3.8 6.9 10.7 AS-2,AS-4,Byng-5,Hart-17,Norris-4
2010-11 40 DET NHL 82 21 0.20 0.56 0.76 0.25 0.24 2.13 18 49 67 23 122 53 98 27 -2 6.2 3.3 9.5 AS-1,Byng-2,Hart-19,Norris-1
2011-12 41 DET NHL 70 12 0.16 0.33 0.49 0.17 0.40 2.11 12 25 37 13 99 33 60 15 21 3.0 4.9 7.9 AS-5,Byng-6,Norris-5
Career NHL 1564 378 0.17 0.56 0.73 0.24 0.33 2.48 286 918 1204 406 2679 1046 1718 535 450 98.1 113.6 211.8

NHL Playoffs

Scoring Goals Shots Ice Time
Season Age Tm Lg GP G A PTS +/- PIM EV PP SH GW S S% TSA TOI ATOI FOwin FOloss FO% HIT BLK TK GV
1991-92 21 DET NHL 11 1 2 3 -5 0 0 1 0 0 16 6.3
1992-93 22 DET NHL 7 1 0 1 -2 0 0 1 0 0 8 12.5
1993-94 23 DET NHL 7 3 2 5 4 0 1 1 1 0 20 15.0
1994-95 24 DET NHL 18 4 12 16 4 8 1 3 0 2 37 10.8
1995-96 25 DET NHL 19 5 9 14 2 10 4 1 0 0 50 10.0
1996-97 26 DET NHL SC 20 2 6 8 12 2 2 0 0 0 79 2.5
1997-98 27 DET NHL SC 22 6 13 19 12 8 4 2 0 2 59 10.2
1998-99 28 DET NHL 10 2 9 11 0 4 0 2 0 0 29 6.9 304 30:21
1999-00 29 DET NHL 9 2 4 6 -6 4 1 1 0 0 21 9.5 274 30:28
2000-01 30 DET NHL 6 1 7 8 1 0 1 0 0 0 15 6.7 176 29:17
2001-02 31 DET NHL SC 23 5 11 16 6 2 2 2 1 2 41 12.2 717 31:10
2002-03 32 DET NHL 4 0 2 2 -1 0 0 0 0 0 15 0.0 134 33:35
2003-04 33 DET NHL 12 2 5 7 4 4 0 2 0 0 27 7.4 324 27:01
2005-06 35 DET NHL 6 1 1 2 -4 2 0 1 0 1 21 4.8 191 31:55
2006-07 36 DET NHL 18 4 14 18 0 6 0 4 0 2 39 10.3 551 30:37
2007-08 37 DET NHL SC 22 3 10 13 8 14 1 1 1 1 41 7.3 85 590 26:49 0 0 11 23 8 9
2008-09 38 DET NHL 21 4 12 16 11 6 1 3 0 1 59 6.8 116 539 25:39 0 0 14 27 3 10
2009-10 39 DET NHL 12 4 6 10 7 2 1 3 0 0 39 10.3 70 316 26:22 0 0 13 14 2 8
2010-11 40 DET NHL 11 4 4 8 8 4 2 2 0 0 26 15.4 47 240 21:49 0 0 7 13 4 6
2011-12 41 DET NHL 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 14 0.0 30 119 23:43 0 0 3 5 2 2
Career NHL 4 263 54 129 183 61 76 21 30 3 11 656 8.2 825 4475 28:09 0 0 48 82 19 35

NHL Playoff Overtime Goals

Date Location Team Final Score Opponent OTs OT Time Elapsed
1995-06-01 DET DET 2-1 CHI 1 1:01

NHL Playoffs Possession Metrics

Corsi (EV) Fenwick (EV) PDO (EV) Zone Starts (EV)
Season Age Team Lg GP TOI CF CA CF% CF% rel FF FA FF% FF% rel oiSH% oiSV% PDO oZS% dZS%
2007-08 37 Detroit Red Wings NHL 22 398.1 424 287 59.6 -3.1 337 223 60.2 -3.2 5.7 93.6 99.3 45.8 54.2
2008-09 38 Detroit Red Wings NHL 21 396.1 425 318 57.2 0.1 319 251 56.0 -1.3 9.9 94.5 104.3 46.3 53.7
2009-10 39 Detroit Red Wings NHL 12 198.3 219 193 53.2 -3.8 167 156 51.7 -2.9 13.3 92.1 105.4 47.1 52.9
2010-11 40 Detroit Red Wings NHL 11 181.5 215 178 54.7 -2.6 158 129 55.1 -2.9 9.8 96.9 106.8 56.9 43.1
2011-12 41 Detroit Red Wings NHL 5 89.6 92 58 61.3 -6.7 68 44 60.7 -12.0 3.9 93.3 97.3 64.5 35.5
Career NHL 22 1263.4 1375 1034 57.1 -2.2 1049 803 56.6 -3.0 8.7 94.1 102.8 49.6 50.4

Other Regular Season

Scoring Goals Shots Ice Time
Season Age Team Lg GP G A PTS +/- PIM EV PP SH GW S S% TOI ATOI Awards
1987-88 17 IK VIK Hockey Vasteras Sweden-2 3 0 0 0 0
1987-88 17 Sweden EJC-A 6 1 0 1 0
1988-89 18 Vasteras IK Sweden 34 1 6 7 4
1989-90 19 Vasteras IK Sweden 39 8 8 16 14
1989-90 19 Sweden WJC-A 7 3 3 6 2
1990-91 20 Vasteras IK Sweden 38 4 19 23 2
1990-91 20 Sweden EJC-A 10 3 3 6 4
1991-92 21 Sweden Can-Cup 6 1 1 2 4
1993-94 23 Sweden WC-A 4 1 0 1 2
1994-95 24 Vasteras IK Sweden 13 2 10 12 4
1996-97 26 Sweden W-Cup 4 2 1 3 0
1997-98 27 Sweden Olympics 4 1 1 2 2
2001-02 31 Sweden Olympics 4 1 5 6 2 0 0 1 0 0
2003-04 33 Sweden WC-A 2 0 1 1 -3 0 0 0 0 0
2004-05 34 Sweden W-Cup 4 1 0 1 0 2
2005-06 35 Sweden Olympics 8 2 4 6 2 2 1 1 0 0
2009-10 39 Sweden Olympics 4 0 0 0 -1 2 0 0 0 0
Career 1 Season Can-Cup 6 1 1 2 4
Career 2 Seasons EJC-A 16 4 3 7 4
Career 4 Seasons Olympics 20 4 10 14 3 6 1 2 0 0
Career 4 Seasons Sweden 124 15 43 58 24
Career 1 Season Sweden-2 3 0 0 0 0
Career 2 Seasons W-Cup 8 3 1 4 0 2
Career 2 Seasons WC-A 6 1 1 2 -3 2 0 0 0 0
Career 1 Season WJC-A 7 3 3 6 2

Other Playoffs

Scoring Goals Shots Ice Time
Season Age Team Lg GP G A PTS +/- PIM EV PP SH GW S S% TOI ATOI
1987-88 17 IK VIK Hockey Vasteras Sweden-2 5 0 0 0 6
1988-89 18 Vasteras IK Sweden 5 0 2 2 0
1989-90 19 Vasteras IK Sweden 2 0 1 1 2
1990-91 20 Vasteras IK Sweden 4 0 0 0 4
Career 3 Seasons Sweden 11 0 3 3 6
Career 1 Season Sweden-2 5 0 0 0 6
Rk Year Tm G A +/- PIM S SHFT
1 1998 SWE 1 1 4 2 8 2
2 2002 SWE 5 0 6 17
3 2006 SWE 2 4 2 2 17 12
4 2010 SWE 0 0 0 2 8 7
Car 8 5 6 12 33 38

Similarity Scores

Explanation ▪ Players with careers of similar quality and shape (thru 2014-15)
Thru 20 Years Adjusted Point Shares (Best to Worst)
Player 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
Nicklas Lidstrom 14.4 13.2 13.1 13.0 12.9 12.2 12.2 11.6 11.2 10.7 10.5 10.4 10.3 9.5 9.5 9.2 8.4 7.9 6.1 5.5
Ray Bourque 95.2 14.5 13.5 13.5 13.2 13.0 12.5 12.2 11.8 11.7 11.6 11.5 11.2 10.1 10.1 9.6 9.5 9.4 9.3 7.2 7.1
Al MacInnis 89.6 14.1 13.6 13.3 12.1 11.1 10.5 10.5 10.1 9.6 9.4 9.2 8.9 8.7 7.7 7.1 7.0 5.3 4.9 0.8 0.1
Paul Coffey 86.7 16.1 14.8 14.3 12.1 11.7 11.2 11.0 10.3 9.7 9.3 9.0 8.9 7.6 7.2 7.1 6.9 6.4 5.1 4.9 1.9
Denis Potvin 83.8 15.9 15.5 14.3 13.7 12.3 11.9 10.9 9.8 9.5 9.2 9.2 8.8 8.5 5.7 5.6
Larry Robinson 81.5 16.9 12.5 11.5 11.4 11.2 11.0 10.0 9.4 9.3 9.2 9.0 8.8 6.9 6.6 6.5 6.4 4.6 4.3 2.7 1.6
Larry Murphy 81.4 12.4 11.9 11.3 10.5 9.7 9.7 9.7 9.2 9.0 8.8 8.5 8.4 7.7 7.4 7.4 7.3 7.1 6.9 5.7 5.3
Phil Housley 81.1 11.3 11.2 10.6 10.3 10.1 9.8 9.7 9.4 8.9 8.6 8.4 8.0 7.8 7.6 7.2 7.1 6.8 5.2 4.4 2.9
Brian Leetch 80.7 13.3 13.2 13.1 11.4 10.5 9.4 9.4 9.0 8.8 8.7 6.9 6.5 6.4 5.5 4.3 4.2 3.8 2.0
Red Kelly 79.4 12.2 12.1 11.8 11.3 11.2 11.1 9.6 8.7 6.7 6.4 6.1 5.7 5.4 5.4 5.0 4.9 4.2 3.7 2.9 1.8
Chris Chelios 78.8 11.5 11.3 11.1 10.2 10.0 9.8 9.7 9.2 9.0 8.9 8.9 6.9 6.9 6.8 6.2 6.0 4.7 3.5 1.2 0.4
Career Adjusted Point Shares (Best to Worst)
Player 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26
Nicklas Lidstrom 14.4 13.2 13.1 13.0 12.9 12.2 12.2 11.6 11.2 10.7 10.5 10.4 10.3 9.5 9.5 9.2 8.4 7.9 6.1 5.5
Ray Bourque 94.9 14.5 13.5 13.5 13.2 13.0 12.5 12.2 11.8 11.7 11.6 11.5 11.2 10.2 10.1 10.1 9.7 9.6 9.5 9.4 9.3 7.2 7.1
Al MacInnis 93.4 14.1 13.6 13.3 12.3 12.1 11.1 10.5 10.5 10.1 9.6 9.4 9.2 8.9 8.7 8.6 7.7 7.1 7.0 5.3 4.9 0.8 0.2 0.1
Paul Coffey 86.7 16.1 14.8 14.3 12.1 11.7 11.2 11.0 10.3 9.7 9.3 9.0 8.9 7.6 7.2 7.1 6.9 6.4 5.1 4.9 1.9 0.3
Denis Potvin 83.8 15.9 15.5 14.3 13.7 12.3 11.9 10.9 9.8 9.5 9.2 9.2 8.8 8.5 5.7 5.6
Larry Robinson 81.5 16.9 12.5 11.5 11.4 11.2 11.0 10.0 9.4 9.3 9.2 9.0 8.8 6.9 6.6 6.5 6.4 4.6 4.3 2.7 1.6
Larry Murphy 81.4 12.4 11.9 11.3 10.5 9.7 9.7 9.7 9.2 9.0 8.8 8.5 8.4 7.7 7.4 7.4 7.3 7.1 6.9 5.7 5.3 3.1
Phil Housley 81.3 11.3 11.2 10.6 10.3 10.1 9.8 9.7 9.4 8.9 8.6 8.4 8.0 7.8 7.6 7.2 7.1 6.8 5.4 5.2 4.4 2.9
Brian Leetch 80.7 13.3 13.2 13.1 11.4 10.5 9.4 9.4 9.0 8.8 8.7 6.9 6.5 6.4 5.5 4.3 4.2 3.8 2.0
Chris Chelios 79.5 11.5 11.3 11.1 10.2 10.0 9.8 9.7 9.2 9.0 8.9 8.9 6.9 6.9 6.8 6.2 6.0 4.7 4.5 4.4 3.9 3.5 3.3 1.2 0.4 0.2 -0.1
Red Kelly 79.4 12.2 12.1 11.8 11.3 11.2 11.1 9.6 8.7 6.7 6.4 6.1 5.7 5.4 5.4 5.0 4.9 4.2 3.7 2.9 1.8

Appearances on Leaderboards, Awards, and Honors

Transactions

Transaction information may be incomplete.

May 31, 2012: Officially announced his retirement, May 31, 2012.

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