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Lidstrom new member of exclusive club

In last night's game, Nicklas Lidstrom put a shot on net that rebounded to Tomas Holmstrom. Holmstrom's goal gave Lidstrom his 800th career assist, the second most among active players.

Lidstrom joined an exclusive a club of only 28 players and 28 of the best players to ever play the game. Lidstrom ranks 6th among defensemen in assists. Ray Bourque leads defensemen 1,169 career assists and Wayne Gretzky leads all players with 1,963--really makes you re-think how great The Great One really was.

In terms of assists with just the Red Wings, Lidstrom ranks 4th:

Rank Player Games Played Goals Assists Points
1 Steve Yzerman 1,514 692 1,063 1,755
2 Gordie Howe 1,687 786 1,023 1,809
3 Alex Delvecchio 1,549 456 825 1,281
4 Nicklas Lidstrom 1,349 235 800 1,035
5 Sergei Federov 908 400 554 954


Of course, this all adds to his already hall of fame resume and adds to the impressiveness of his skills. Lidstrom has been known his entire career as a defense first player and the fact that he has racked up so many points is also amazing.