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Detroit’s Nicklas Lidstrom to have street named after him in Michigan city

NOVI, Mich. – Red Wings defenceman Nicklas Lidstrom is having a street named after him in a city about 50 kilometres northwest of Detroit.

The city of Novi will change Arena Drive to Nick Lidstrom Drive during a March 24 ceremony. The city announced Wednesday the event will take place at the City of Novi Ice Arena.

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Lidstrom, who has won four Stanley Cup titles with the Red Wings, is a longtime Novi resident. He’s been with the Detroit franchise since being drafted in 1989.

David B. Landry, the mayor of Novi, calls Lidstrom a “local icon.”