NHL Number 19 is another tough pick. Two players who merit strong consideration here are Joe Sakic, who is synonymous with the Colorado Avalanche after beginning his career with that franchise when it was the Quebec Nordiques, and Bryan Trottier, longtime New York Islander, who was a member of that franchises' 4 consecutive Stanley Cup Championships.
Yzerman became a Detroit icon, playing his entire NHL career of 22 seasons with the Red Wings. During that almost 1/4 century timespan, he would rack up quite a resume.
- 1755 career points (692 goals and 1063 assists)
- 6 consecutive seasons of more than 100 points (1987-88 through 1992-93)
- Career-high 155 points in 1988-89 (only "The Great One" and Mario Lemieux have scored more)
- 3-time Captain of a Stanley Cup Championship team
- 1997-98 Conn Smythe Trophy winner
- 1988-89 Lester B. Pearson Award winner
- 1999-2000 Frank J. Selke Trophy winner
- 2002-2003 Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy winner
- Led league in even-strength goals in 1988-89 (45)
- Led league in short-handed goals three times (1989-90, '91-'92 and '92-93)
- 2009 Hockey Hall of Fame inductee
- Number 19 retired by the Red Wings
Did you know........Yzerman was the youngest ever NHL All-Star at age 18?
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