The Detroit Red Wings announced on Thursday that they will raise Nicklas Lidstrom’s #5 jersey to the rafters in a pre-game ceremony before their March 6, 2014, matchup with the Colorado Avalanche.
Lidstrom’s number had been slated to be raised during the 2012-13 season. With the loss of the first half of that season’s schedule due to the NHL’s lockout of its players, the team held off on rescheduling the ceremony so that it wouldn’t be rushed.
Lidstrom played his entire 20-season NHL career with the Red Wings before retiring in the summer of 2012. He won the Norris Trophy as the league’s best defenseman seven times in his career, was named to play in eleven All-Star Games, and was the most valuable player of the 2002 Stanley Cup Finals.