Arguably the greatest Red Wing to lace up a pair of skates will once again hit the ice as Steve Yzerman will participate in the Alumni Showdown between Detroit and the Toronto Maple Leafs on New Year's Eve at Comerica Park.
The Detroit Red Wings announced today (December 10) that "The Captain" has committed to participating in the gathering of legends, which also includes Sergei Federov, Nicklas Lidstrom, Chris Chelios, Brendan Shanahan and more Winged Wheel greats. Yzerman was drafted in 1983 by Detroit and quickly became an impact player for the team, culminating in Stanley Cup wins in 1997, 1998 and 2002.
Tickets to the Alumni Showdown and all other HockeyTown Winter Festival events are on sale at DetroitRedWings.com. Hopefully Stevie Y. hasn't been away too long where his last name gets butchered like the way former President Clinton mispronounced Yzerman's name below.