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Nicklas Lidstrom

Erik Nicklas Lidström is a Swedish former professional ice hockey defenceman and current vice president of hockey operations for the Detroit Red Wings. In 2022, Nicklas Lidstrom's net worth is estimated to be $60 million dollars.

March 29, 2022

Words by Matthew Taylor

Nicklas Lidstrom Net Worth

$60 million

Est. Range $47M - $74M

Medium Confidence

Erik Nicklas Lidstrom is a former professional ice hockey defenceman who is widely regarded as one of the greatest defencemen in NHL history. Over his 20 NHL seasons, Lidstrom won four Stanley Cup championships, seven James Norris Memorial Trophies, one Conn Smythe Trophy as the playoff MVP, and was voted into 12 NHL All-Star Games.

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