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Overview (4)

Born in Cranbrook, British Columbia, Canada
Birth NameStephen Gregory Yzerman
Nicknames Stevie Y
The Captain
Captain Forever
Height 5' 11" (1.8 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Steve Yzerman was born on May 9, 1965 in Cranbrook, British Columbia, Canada as Stephen Gregory Yzerman. He has been married to Lisa Brennan since June 10, 1989. They have three children.

Spouse (1)

Lisa Brennan (10 June 1989 - present) ( 3 children)

Trade Mark (1)

Number 19

Trivia (25)

He was runner up for the Calder Trophy to Tom Barrasso and was selected to the NHL All-Rookie Team in 1983-1984.
Set team rookie records for goals (39) and points (87), 1983-1984.
In November 2000, scored his 1,500th point on the 20th, played in his 1,200th game on the 24th, and scored his 600th goal on the 26th.
Steve grew up in the Ottawa suburb of Nepean, Ontario. The city celebrated Steve Yzerman day on November 2, 1996 and renamed the Nepean Sportsplex's hockey rink to the Steve Yzerman Hockey Arena.
He was born in Cranbrook, British Columbia, but raised in Nepean, Ontario.
He won the Conn Smythe Trophy as Playoff MVP in the 1998 Playoffs and the Frank Selke Award for best defensive player in 2000.
Was A 1st Round Draft Pick (4th Overall) in 1983 Draft.
Is the 3rd of 5 children.
His paternal grandfather emigrated to Canada from the Apeldoorn area of the Netherlands in 1901.
Became a U.S. citizen [14 May 2001]
Steve & his wife Lisa have three daughters, Isabella Katherine (b. 1994), Maria Charlotte (b. 21 April 1998), Sophia Rose (b. 14 May 1999).
Became the 3rd player to win a Gold Medal and a Stanley Cup in same season. Only teammate Brendan Shanahan (2002 Team Canada & Detroit Red Wings) and Ken Morrow (1980 Team USA & New York Islanders) accomplished the feat.
Has dual Canadian/American citizenship.
Center with the National Hockey League's Detroit Red Wings, 1983-1984 thru 2005-2006.
Served as the captain of the Detroit Red Wings until 2006, but is now the Vice President/Alternate Governor for the Red Wings organization.
Named to the World Cup roster for Team Canada, along with 13 other NHLers who also won gold in the 2002 Olympics, in Salt Lake City.
Won the World Cup in 2004.
Retired from playing hockey in 2006.
Announced his retirement from hockey finishing his career ranked 6th all-time in NHL career points.
Had his number 19 retired by the Detroit Red Wings on January 2, 2007 before a game against the Anaheim Ducks.
Steve Yzerman is mentioned in the Kid Rock song "Devil Without a Cause", "I'm in it to win it like Yzerman". Kid Rock is from Detroit - where Steve played hockey for the Detroit Red Wings.
Announced his retirement as a player on Monday, July 3, 2006. [July 2006]
Invited to attend Team Canada's 5-day Olympic orientation camp on Aug 15th that starts in Vancouver. [August 2005]
Currently acting General Manager of the Tampa Bay Lightning.
Pictured on one of six Canadian commemorative postage stamps issued 23 September 2016, celebrating hockey forwards. Other players honored in this issue were Sidney Crosby, Guy Lafleur, Mark Messier, Phil Esposito, and Steve Yzerman.

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