BiographyAthlete : Hockey
Year Inducted: 2008
Date of Birth: May 9th, 1965
Born in: Cranbrook, British Columbia
Born in Cranbrook, British Columbia in 1965, Steve Yzerman grew up in the Ottawa area playing Junior A hockey for his hometown Nepean Raiders and the Peterborough Petes.
Drafted by the Detroit Red Wings in 1983, Yzerman went on to star in the NHL for over two decades, winning numerous NHL awards – the Calder Trophy in 1984, the Lester B. Pearson Award in 1989, the Conn Smythe Trophy in 1998, the Frank J. Selke Trophy in 2000 and the Bill Masterson Memorial Trophy in 2003. He has been a nine-time league All-Star, led the Wings to three Stanley Cups in 1997, 1998 and 2002 and played a significant role in Canada’s Olympic Gold Medal in 2002.
Serving as captain for 20 years, he finished his career ranked as the NHL’s sixth all-time leading scorer with 762 goals and 1178 assists for 1940 total points.
He was inducted into Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame in 2008.