Nicklas Lidstrom D DET Mar 11 '78
If Nicklas Lidstrom announces his retirement on Thursday, and it's very likely that he will do so, he will have led every Red Wings team he's ever played for to the playoffs.
Among his many great accomplishments, the Detroit Red Wings success during his team is one of his finest. Lidstrom won the Stanley Cup four times and he played a significant role in all of those runs. He's participated in 263 playoff contests, second only to Chris Chelios, who continued to play well into his late 40s.