Red Wings hire Yzerman as vice president

Sep 25, 2006 - 4:16 PM DETROIT (Ticker) - Steve Yzerman is back with the Detroit Red Wings.

The Red Wings on Monday named Yzerman as the team's vice president and stated that the former captain will work in all aspects of the organization.

"It has been apparent for the last decade that Steve would play his entire career with the Red Wings," team owner Mike Ilitch said. "After retiring as the longest serving captain in NHL history and the on-ice leader of our franchise for 23 years, it is only fitting that he join our management team in a meaningful position."

Yzerman, who retired on July 3, collected 692 goals and 1,063 assists in 1,514 career games - all with Detroit. The Red Wings' captain for a league-record 20 seasons, Yzerman ranks sixth on the NHL's all-time list with 1,755 career points.

"I'm confident Steve will bring the same passion and dedication he displayed on the ice to our management team and help us make the Detroit Red Wings the best we can be," Ilitch said.

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