Countries of which Yzerman is a citizen. The Cranbrook, B.C., native was sworn
in as a U.S. citizen at a middle school in suburban Bloomfield Hills in
Number of shorthanded goals Yzerman has scored, tops in Wings' history.
Members of Yzerman's 1983 draft class--Vladislav Tretiak, Viacheslav Fetisov
(left), Pat LaFontaine and Cam Neely--who have already been inducted into the
NHL Hall of Fame. Yzerman will be eligible to join them in 2009.
focused and as committed and as competitive as any athlete I've been around.
When the games are big, when the times are big, throughout Red Wings history,
he's risen to the occasion. He's not afraid of the moment." --Red Wings
G.M. Ken Holland
chips are down, you always made the plays. That's something every leader needs
to do." --President Bill Clinton, at a White House ceremony honoring the
Red Wings' 1998 championship
"Growing up I
remember those Rock'em, Sock'em highlight tapes, and they'd have the best goals
of the year. He was always on the list somewhere. As I got older and got the
chance to play with him, I've seen him do it all. He just played all the roles
in the game so well." --Flames winger Jarome Iginla
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