DETROIT (AP) -- Steve Yzerman will be back with the Detroit Red Wings for a 22nd season.
The 40-year-old captain signed a one-year deal Tuesday with the Red Wings, the only NHL team for which the centre has played.
"I'm very pleased to have Steve re-sign for another season with the Red Wings," Detroit general manager Ken Holland said. "I'm confident that he has a lot of great hockey left to play."
Yzerman led the Red Wings to three Stanley Cup championships in the past eight seasons and has been their captain since 1986.
In his last game before the lockout that wiped out the 2004-05 season, Yzerman had to be helped off the ice after a puck broke bones near his eye during the 2004 playoffs.