Nicklas and Annika met while attending high school in a city called Avesta.
The couple married early in Nicklas’ hockey playing days. They have 4 sons together.
Their oldest, Kevin (born 1994), is currently a defenseman for Swedish Division 1 team IFK Arboga, while Adam (born 1996) plays in the Allsvenskan league with VIK Västerås (a team his father also played for as a teenager).
Lidstrom also has two younger sons: Samuel (born in 2000) and Lucas (born in 2003).
On May 31st, 2012, Lidström announced his retirement from the NHL via a press conference with team owner Mike Ilitch and general manager Ken Holland present.