NOVI (WWJ) – He’s got four Stanley Cups, and several other trophies — but, Thursday, Red Wings Captain Nick Lidstrom will get something new — a street named in his honor.
The city of Novi is renaming Arena Drive, “Nick Lidstrom Drive.”
Lidstrom told WWJ he’s surprised and honored.
“I think it’s right up there. It’s a little bit different than winning, you know, Stanley Cups or awards — something that you do on the ice. So, this is something different but it’s something I’m looking forward to today,” he said.
Lidstrom’s a big star in his home country of Sweden, but he doesn’t have a street named for him there — at least not yet.
“Nope, I don’t, and I believe you have to be deceased to have one in Sweeden. So, I don’t have one there,” Lidstrom said.
So does it make the 40-year-old feel old?
“Well, I know that I’m getting up there in age and I’ve been playing for a lot of years. So, I look at it more as being truly an honor to have something like the happen to me and my family,” Lidstrom said.
Nick Lidstrom Drive is located at the Novi Ice Arena.