Canadian NHL star Steve Yzerman was born in Cranbrook in 1965. He played at Cranbrook Arena for Minor Hockey until his dad was transferred to Ottawa
He was drafted 4th overall in the 1983 NHL draft by the Detroit Red Wings.
Steve played 22 seasons with the Red Wings and held the NHL record for the longest-serving captain with 1,300 games. He finished his career with three Stanley Cups, the Lester B.Pearson Award, the Conn Smythe Trophy, and the Selke Trophy and was a ten-time NHL All-Star.
At the time of retirement, he finished as the sixth all-time leading scorer in NHL history. In 2008 he was inducted into the Canadian Sports Hall of Fame and then the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2009.
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