DETROIT (AP) -Nicklas Lidstrom and the Red Wings have agreed to terms on a new two-year contract that will keep the defenseman in Detroit through the 2009-10 season.
``Nick has been the best defenseman in the world for several years,'' Detroit general manager Ken Holland said in a statement Wednesday. ``He's a great captain and role model who does everything right, both on and off the ice.''
Winner of five Norris Trophies, the 37-year-old Swede is the highest scoring defenseman in Red Wings history with 900 points in 15 seasons in Detroit.
He was picked by Detroit with the 53rd overall pick in the third round of the 1989 draft.
In 1,212 NHL regular-season games, Lidstrom has 205 goals and 695 assists. He has 39 goals, 97 assists and 136 points in 192 playoff games.
The eight-time NHL All Star has three goals, 29 assists and 32 points in 36 games this season. He has points in 21 of the last 28 games.
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