The Detroit Red Wings have locked up the services of Norris Trophy-winning defenseman Nicklas Lidstrom for two more seasons, the team announced on Friday.
As per club policy, financial terms were not announced, but TSN.ca reports that the 36-year-old signed for $7.6 million per year, the same amount that he made last season.
Lidstrom has spent his entire career with the Red Wings and has been named the NHL’s best defenseman for four of the last five seasons.
Playing for Sweden at the 2006 Winter Olympics alongside Detroit teammates Henrik Zetterberg, Tomas Holmstrom, Mikael Samuelsson and Niklas Kronwall, Lidstrom claimed a gold medal.
He also won the Conn Smythe Trophy during Detroit’s run to the 2002 Stanley Cup Championship.