Yzerman's humility was evident in an interview regarding his achievment after the game when he was quoted saying "I don't really know the significance. When Scotty Bowman took over as coach in 1993 Yzerman initially chafed under Bowman's stern coaching style. On July 3 2006 Yzerman officially retired finishing his career ranked as the sixth all-time leading scorer in NHL history having scored a career-high 155 points (65 goals/90 assists) in 1988–89 which has been bettered only by Wayne Gretzky and Mario Lemieux.
Prior to the 1986–87 season at the age of 21 Yzerman was named captain of the Red Wings and continuously served for the next two decades (dressing as captain for over 1300 games) retiring as the longest-serving captain of any team in North American major league sports history. Yzerman has represented his country in several international tournaments as a member of Canada's national hockey team (Team Canada). Stephen Gregory "Steve" Yzerman (/ˈaɪzərmən/; born May 9 1965) is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey player and current general manager of the Tampa Bay Lightning of the National Hockey League.