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Detroit Red Wings

Founded:1926GM:Steve Yzerman
Owned By:Ilitch Holdings (Christopher Illitch)Coach:Derek Lalonde
Home Rink:Little Caesars ArenaCaptain:Dylan Larkin
AHL Affiliate:Grand Rapids GriffinsECHL Affiliate:Toledo Walleye

The Detroit Red Wings are a professional ice hockey team in the National Hockey League, based in Detroit, Michigan. Founded in 1926, the team was known as the Detroit Cougars until 1930. For the 1930–31 and 1931–32 seasons the team was called the Detroit Falcons, and in 1932 changed their name to the Red Wings. They’ve won 11 Stanley Cups, ranking them third behind the Montreal Canadiens (24) and Toronto Maple Leafs (13). They are known as one of The Original Six NHL clubs.

Deeper Dive

2023-24 Season Roster

Dylan LarkinBen ChiarotVille Husso
Alex DeBrincatShayne GostisbehereJames Reimer
Andrew CoppJustin HollAlex Lyon
J.T. CompherJake Walman
David PerronOlli Määttä
Robby FabbriJeff Petry
Klim KostinMoritz Seider
Daniel SprongJared McIsaac
Christian Fischer
Jonatan Berggren
Lucas Raymond
Joseph Veleno
Michael Rasmussen
Patrick Kane
Austin Czarnik

Detroit Red Wings Jersey History

The Detroit Red Wings have one of the most iconic sets of jerseys in the National Hockey League – in all of sports, really. Constantly at or near the top of best-dressed lists, the Red Wings take to the ice in kits that really haven’t changed all that much since 1934 – and not at all since 1987, save for template updates to the NHL’s uniform system. Read more about the Red Wings jersey history…

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Steve Yzerman (Photo by Bruce Bennett Studios/Getty Images)

The Players

More Red Wings History

Red Wings’ Underrated Star

The Detroit Red Wings organization has been home to some of the greatest players in NHL history. Players like Gordie Howe, Alex Delvecchio, Red Kelly, Ted Lindsay, Sid Abel, and Terry Sawchuk starred in the Original Six era. Steve Yzerman, Sergei Fedorov, Nicklas Lidstrom, Pavel Datsyuk, and Henrik Zetterberg then spearheaded the team during the 1990s and 2000s.

With such abundant talent sprinkled throughout the franchise’s existence, it is easy to forget about some of the underappreciated players that helped make the team successful. Marcel Pronovost, a hard-hitting defenseman who played over a decade with the team, is the perfect embodiment of an oft-forgotten Red Wings’ legend. Read more…

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1956 Red Wings Dressing Room


Head Coaches

  • Duke Keats, 1927
  • Art Duncan, 1927
  • Jack Adams, 1928-1947
  • Tommy Ivan, 1948-1954
  • Jimmy Skinner, 1955-1958
  • Sid Abel, 1958-1970
  • Bill Gadsby, 1969-1970
  • Ned Harkness, 1971
  • Johnny Wilson, 1972-1973
  • Ted Garvin, 1974
  • Doug Barkley, 1971-1976
  • Alex Delvecchio, 1974-1977
  • Larry Wilson, 1977
  • Bobby Kromm, 1978-1980
  • Ted Lindsay, 1980-1981
  • Wayne Maxner, 1981-1982
  • Billy Dea, 1982
  • Nick Polano, 1983-1985
  • Brad Park, 1986
  • Harry Neale, 1986
  • Jacques Demers, 1987-1990
  • Bryan Murray, 1991-1993
  • Scotty Bowman, 1994-2002
  • Barry Smith, 1999
  • Dave Lewis, 1999-2004
  • Mike Babcock, 2006-2015
  • Jeff Blashill, 2016-2022
  • Derek Lalonde, 2023-Present

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