NEW YORK (October 20, 2011) –Nicklas Lidstrom, captain of the Detroit Red Wings, will guest on today’s NHL Hour With Commissioner Gary Bettman. The show, which encourages fans to call in with questions, airs Thursday nights on NHL.com and on Sirius XM Radio at 6 p.m., ET.
Lidstrom is two games away from playing the 1,500th of his NHL career, a milestone he is scheduled to reach this Saturday in Washington against the Capitals (NHL Network US, FSN-Detroit, 7:00 p.m. ET). The Swedish-born defenseman is a four-time Stanley Cup Champion, winner of seven Norris trophies as the League’s top defenseman and one Conn Smythe as MVP of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Currently, he ranks third among active players in points, behind only Philadelphia’s Jaromir Jagr and Anaheim’s Teemu Selanne, and second in assists, again behind Jagr.
NHL Hour with Commissioner Gary Bettman broadcasts live on Thursdays from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. ET on NHL.com as well as NHL Home Ice (channel 92 on XM and channel 207 on Sirius Premier – formerly known as “The Best of XM”). The show will re-air on Sirius XM Radio, with archived shows available for download via podcast on NHL.com.
The show encourages fans to call in with questions. To submit questions to NHL Hour call 1-877-NHL-ON-XM (1-877-645-6696). NHL Hour with Commissioner Gary Bettman is a production of NHL Radio.