Today in Sports History: January 27

In 1989, Detroit Red Wings center and Canadian professional hockey player, Steve Yzerman became the fourth NHL player to reach 100 points in 50 games or fewer. Yzerman reached the milestone with a goal and two assists when the Red Wings beat the Toronto Mapleleafs, 8-1.

Throughout his 22 seasons with the Red Wings, Yzerman led the team to three Stanley Cup Championships in 1997, 1998, and 2002. Yzerman was the longest-serving captain in the National Hockey League (NHL) in his career. Yzerman was awarded the Ted Lindsay Award in 1989, the Conn Smythe Trophy in 1998, the Frank J. Selke Trophy in 2000, the Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy in 2003, and the Jim Gregory General Manager of the Year Award in 2015.

Yzerman is also a gold medalist and won the 2002 Olympic game Hockey championship. He is also a gold medalist for the 1984 Canada Cup, 3x silver medalist in the World Cup with Team Canada, and bronze medalist in the World Junior Championship.

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