Nicklas Lidstrom Jersey Retirement
The Detroit Red Wings have announced the 50 minute pregame ceremony plans for Nicklas Lidstrom's Jersey Retirement Night.
The ceremony will start at 6:30pm and will culminate with Lidstrom's number five raised to the rafters at 7:20. The game vs the Colorado Avalanche will be pushed back until 8:00pm.
Detroit broadcaster Ken Daniels will host while there will be speeches by Mike Babcock, Ken Holland, Christopher Ilitch and Lidstrom himself.
Lidstrom’s former coaches Scotty Bowman, Dave Lewis and Barry Smith, as well as Lidstrom’s former teammates Chris Chelios, Igor Larionov, Brendan Shanahan, Robert Lang, Bob Rouse, Yves Racine, Mathieu Schneider, Manny Legace, Tomas Holmstrom, Anders Eriksson, Kris Draper and Vladimir Konstantinov will all be seated on the ice for the ceremony.
Also attending the ceremony will be Red Wings legends Gordie Howe, Ted Lindsay, Alex Delvecchio, Steve Yzerman and members of the Abel and Sawchuck families.