The Swedish Ice Hockey Association has named Nicklas Lidström the greatest Swedish player of all time at their Centennial Gala!
All Century Team
Peter Forsberg – Mats Sundin – Håkan Loob
Nicklas Lidström – Börje Salming
Henrik Lundqvist pic.twitter.com/rifKX8dVIZ
— Complete Hockey News (@CompleteHkyNews) November 17, 2022
Like Selanne, Wayne Gretzky wasn’t technically a rookie, having spent a season in the WHA before joining the Edmonton Oilers during the 1979-80 season. Gretzky scored 51 goals and 86 assists in his debut year and won the Hart Memorial Trophy as a rookie.
Selanne was more a rookie than Michael Bunting, but whatever. Moritz Seider was robbed here.