Lidstrom succeeds Steve Yzerman, who wore the "C" for Detroit
for the last 19 seasons before retiring in July.
In his 16 seasons with the Red Wings, the 36-year-old Lidstrom
has won three Stanley Cups, four Norris Trophies and the Conn
Smythe Trophy as MVP of the Stanley Cup playoffs in 2002.
He received a standing ovation from the crowd at Joe Louis Arena
when he was introduced Thursday. The ceremonial faceoff featured
Vancouver captain Markus Naslund, Lidstrom and Yzerman, who last
month was named a Red Wings vice president.
Lidstrom is the first European captain in franchise history.