Wings to retire Lidstrom’s number

The Detroit Red Wings announced on Thursday that they will retire former captain and defenseman Nick Lidstrom’s No. 5 next year.

Lidstrom played 20 seasons for the Red Wings, winning seven Norris Trophy awards and four Stanley Cups. Detroit will retire Lidstrom’s No. 5 in a pregame ceremony when the Red Wings play the Colorado Avalanche on March 6, 2014.