By: Mike Sullivan
Recently inducted Hockey Hall Of Famer, Nick Lidstrom, spoke with the Stoney & Bill Show this morning.READ MORE: COVID-19 Hospitalizations In Michigan Reach Record High
It was announced Monday that Lidstrom will join Sergei Federov, Chris Pronger, Phil Housley, Angela Ruggiero, Bill Hay, and Peter Karmanos Jr. as class of 2015 inductees.
Lidstrom, Fedorov, and Pronger were each chosen in their first year of eligibility.
While on-the-air this morning, Lidstrom said that he was excited and truly honored to get the call from the Hall of Fame. It also makes it e
“It’s great. Sergei and I were good friends when we played together, we were roommates for quite a few years too, so it makes it even more special having a former teammate to go in (to the Hall with) together.”
When asked to share a story from when he and Fedorov roomed together, Lidstrom had this to say:READ MORE: US Secretary Of Commerce Meets With MI Leaders To Discuss Global Chip Shortage
“Sergei was laying under his blanket talking to someone. He was speaking Russian and talking to his former girlfriend Anna Kournikova over in Europe somewhere. That kind of freaked me out that he’s calling his girlfriend in the middle of the night, under the blanket.”
Lidstrom went on to talk about how he’s enjoying his time home in Sweden, and helps coach his youngest son’s hockey team.
He was also asked to name one player who he played with that’s not in the Hall of Fame, but deserves to be. His answer was goalie Chris Osgood.
“That’s a hard question… I’m looking at a player like Chris Osgood who won a lot for us. I know it’s been up in the air if he should go in there or not, but I think Ozzie was a great goaltender for us, and a goaltender that stepped up at the right moments. He played well in pressure games and if he had a bad game, he could shake it off and get ready for the next one. I think Ozzie down the road will get a shot at going in there.”
Osgood won 3 Stanley Cups (starting goalie for 2 of them), and is currently 10th all-time in wins by an NHL goaltender.MORE NEWS: Journalist Danny Fenster Helps Light Menorah In Detroit
The 2015 Hall of Fame induction ceremony will take place in November in Toronto.