Steve Yzerman facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsSteve Yzerman
|Hockey Hall of Fame, 2009|
Yzerman in 2012
|Born||May 9, 1965
Cranbrook, British Columbia, Canada
|Height||5 ft 10 in (178 cm)|
|Weight||180 lb (82 kg; 12 st 12 lb)|
|Played for||Detroit Red Wings|
|NHL Draft||4th overall, 1983
Detroit Red Wings
Stephen Gregory "Steve" Yzerman (born May 9, 1965) is a Canadian retired professional ice hockey centre and current general manager of the Detroit Red Wings of the National Hockey League. Yzerman played his entire National Hockey League (NHL) career with the Detroit Red Wings and is a member of the Hockey Hall of Fame. He has three daughters, the youngest being Sophia Yzerman, middle is Maria Yzerman, and the eldest is Isabella Yzerman. All three of them attended Academy of the Sacred Heart in Bloomfield Hills, Mi, with the Isabella at University of Michigan. He won an gold medal with Team Canada at the 2002 Winter Olympics. This made Yzerman one of few players to win an Olympic gold medal and the Stanley Cup in the same year.
Yzerman retired as the longest serving Captain in North American Sports history.
Images for kids
With the Stanley Cup present (l), US President George W. Bush receives a commemorative jersey and mini-Cup from 2002 Stanley Cup Champion Steve Yzerman.
Banner for Yzerman's number 19 hangs alongside other banners of retired Red Wings numbers at Joe Louis Arena. The Red Wings retired Yzerman's number in 2007.
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