Beyond The Benches

Lidstrom Number Raised To The Rafters

He had an unbelievable 20-year career, and Thursday night the Detroit Red Wings retired Nicklas Lidstrom’s #5 high in the rafters above the Joe Louis Arena ice.

An on ice ceremony honoring “The Perfect Human”, took place before the game between the Red Wings and Colorado Avalanche. With many former Red Wings in attendance, Lidstrom thanked them all before watching is famous No. 5 raised to the rafters.

Accompanied by his wife and four sons, it was a special night for the Lidstrom family.