Detroit Red Wings in History

Events in Sport

  • 1926-09-25 NHL grants franchises to Chicago Black Hawks & Detroit Red Wings
  • 1934-04-10 Stanley Cup: Chicago Blackhawks beat Detroit Red Wings, 3 games to 1
  • 1936-03-25 Detroit Red Wings beat Montreal Maroons in NHL longest game (2h56m30s)
  • 1936-04-11 Stanley Cup: Detroit Red Wings beat Toronto Maple Leafs, 3 games to 1
  • 1937-04-15 Stanley Cup: Detroit Red Wings beat NY Rangers, 3 games to 2
  • 1941-04-12 Stanley Cup: Boston Bruins sweep Detroit Red Wings in 4 games
  • 1942-04-18 Stanley Cup: Toronto Maple Leafs beat Detroit Red Wings, 4 games to 3
  • 1943-01-23 Detroit Red Wings scores NHL record 8 goals in 1 period
  • 1943-04-08 Stanley Cup: Detroit Red Wings sweep Boston Bruins in 4 games
  • 1944-01-23 Det Red Wings score 15 goals against NY Rangers & NHL record 37 points, also most consecutive goals & most lopsided game 15-0
  • 1945-04-22 Stanley Cup: Toronto Maple Leafs beat Detroit Red Wings, 4 games to 3
  • 1948-04-14 Stanley Cup: Toronto Maple Leafs sweep Detroit Red Wings in 4 games
  • 1949-04-16 Stanley Cup: Toronto Maple Leafs sweep Detroit Red Wings in 4 games (2nd year in a row)
  • 1950-04-23 Stanley Cup: Detroit Red Wings beat NY Rangers, 4 games to 3
  • 1952-04-15 Stanley Cup: Detroit Red Wings sweep Montreal Canadiens in 4 games
  • 1954-04-16 Stanley Cup: Detroit Red Wings beat Montreal Canadiens, 4 games to 3
  • 1955-04-14 Stanley Cup: Detroit Red Wings beat Montreal Canadiens, 4 games to 3, 2nd year in a row
  • 1956-04-10 Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens beat Detroit Red Wings, 4 games to 1
  • 1961-04-16 Stanley Cup: Chicago Blackhawks beat Detroit Red Wings, 4 games to 2

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1962-03-14 Gordie Howe (Det Red Wings) is 2nd NHLer to score 500 goals

Ice Hockey Legend Gordie Howe
Ice Hockey Legend
Gordie Howe
  • 1963-04-18 Stanley Cup: Toronto Maple Leafs beat Detroit Red Wings, 4 games to 1
  • 1964-04-25 Stanley Cup: Toronto Maple Leafs beat Detroit Red Wings, 4 games to 3
  • 1964-11-14 Detroit Red Wings Gordie Howe sets NHL record 627th career goal
  • 1966-05-05 Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens beat Detroit Red Wings, 4 games to 2

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1966-10-19 Bobby Orr makes his NHL regular-season debut for the Boston Bruins against the Detroit Red Wings

Ice Hockey Legend Bobby Orr
Ice Hockey Legend
Bobby Orr

Hall of fameHall of Fame

1968-03-03 In a blockbuster trade, the Toronto Maple Leafs send hall of fame forward Frank Mahovlich to the rival Detroit Red Wings

NHL Legend Frank Mahovlich
NHL Legend
Frank Mahovlich
  • 1973-01-28 Henry Boucha, Detroit Red Wings, scores 6 sec into a game vs Mont
  • 1974-10-19 Det Red Wing Mickey Redmond scores 1st hat trick against Wash Caps
  • 1978-10-28 Bobby Orr scores his last career NHL goal (vs Detroit Red Wings)
  • 1979-10-07 Frank Mahovlich formally retires from the NHL after a failed comeback attempt with the Detroit Red Wings
  • 1983-12-04 NJ Devils 1st shut-out, beating Minnesota Detroit Red Wings 6-0

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1986-10-07 Steve Yzerman is named captain of the Detroit Red Wings, a title he would hold for over 1,300 games

NHL Legend Steve Yzerman
NHL Legend
Steve Yzerman
  • 1987-05-13 NHL Clarence Campbell Conference Final: Edmonton Oilers beat Detroit Red Wings, 4 games to 1
  • 1988-05-11 NHL Clarence Campbell Conference Final: Edmonton Oilers beat Detroit Red Wings, 4 games to 1
  • 1991-04-16 St Louis Blues becomes 8th NHL team in Play-off to come back from a 3-1 deficit as they beat the Detroit Red Wings 3-2 in game 7

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1992-06-20 Dino Ciccarelli is traded by the Washington Capitals to the Detroit Red Wings

NHL Star Dino Ciccarelli
NHL Star
Dino Ciccarelli
  • 1995-06-11 NHL Western Conference Final: Detroit Red Wings beat Chicago Black Hawks, 4 games to 1
  • 1995-06-24 Stanley Cup: NJ Devils sweep Detroit Red Wings in 4 games
  • 1996-04-11 Detroit Red Wings become 2nd NHL team to win 60 games in a season
  • 1996-04-13 En route to NHL record 62 victories Detroit Red Wings win #61
  • 1996-04-14 Detroit Red Wings win NHL record 62 games
  • 1996-05-29 NHL Western Conference Final: Colorado Avalanche beat Detroit Red Wings, 4 games to 2
  • 1996-08-27 Dino Ciccarelli is traded by the Detroit Red Wings to the Tampa Bay Lightning
  • 1997-05-26 NHL Western Conference Final: Detroit Red Wings beat Colorado Avalanche, 4 games to 2
  • 1997-06-07 Stanley Cup: Detroit Red Wings sweep the Philadelphia Flyers
  • 1997-10-20 Richard Gnida, Limo driver in Detroit Red Wings crash, pleads guilty
  • 1998-06-05 NHL Western Conference Final: Detroit Red Wings beat Dallas Stars, 4 games to 2
  • 1998-06-16 Stanley Cup: Detroit Red Wings defeat the first time finalists Washington Capitals 4-0
  • 1998-11-12 NY Islanders tie Detroit Red Wings 1-1, to end 10 game losing streak
  • 2002-05-31 NHL Western Conference Final: Detroit Red Wings beat Colorado Avalanche, 4 games to 3

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2005-07-15 After declining an offer to remain with the Anaheim Mighty Ducks, Mike Babcock is named head coach of the Detroit Red Wings

NHL Coach Mike Babcock
NHL Coach
Mike Babcock
  • 2007-05-22 NHL Western Conference Final: Anaheim Ducks beat Detroit Red Wings, 4 games to 2
  • 2008-05-19 NHL Western Conference Final: Detroit Red Wings beat Dallas Stars, 4 games to 2
  • 2008-06-04 Stanley Cup: Detroit Red Wings defeat Pittsburgh Penguins 4-2
  • 2009-05-27 NHL Western Conference Final: Detroit Red Wings beat Chicago Black Hawks, 4 games to 1
  • 2009-06-12 Stanley Cup: Pittsburgh Penguins defeat Detroit Red Wings 4-3, Evgeni Malkin 1st Russian to win MVP
  • 2014-04-08 Mike Babcock wins his 414th career game as head coach of the Detroit Red Wings, becoming the winningest coach in Red Wings history (passing Jack Adams)

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1924-02-19 Bruce Norris, NHL owner (Detroit Red Wings)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1925-07-29 Ted Lindsay, Canadian hockey player (Detroit Red Wings and Chicago Blackhawks), born in Renfrew, Ontario

NHL Star Ted Lindsay
NHL Star
Ted Lindsay

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1928-03-31 Gordie Howe, Canadian NHL right wing (Detroit Redwings), born in Floral, Saskatchewan (d. 2016)

Ice Hockey Legend Gordie Howe
Ice Hockey Legend
Gordie Howe

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1933-09-18 Scotty Bowman, NHL player/coach (Montreal Canadians/Detroit Red Wings), born in Montreal, Quebec

NHL Coach Scotty Bowman
NHL Coach
Scotty Bowman

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1950-09-18 Darryl Sittler, Canadian ice hockey player (Toronto Maple Leafs, Philadelphia Flyers and Detroit Red Wings), born in Kitchener, Ontario

NHL Legend Darryl Sittler
NHL Legend
Darryl Sittler
  • 1957-07-06 Ron Duguay, Canada, hockey player (NY Rangers, Detroit Red Wings)
  • 1972-05-03 Vyacheslav Kozlov, Voskresensk Russia, NHL forward (Detroit Red Wings)

Weddings in Sport


HeartWedding of Interest

1989-06-10 Detroit Red Wings NHL player Steve Yzerman (24) weds Lisa Brennan

NHL Legend Steve Yzerman
NHL Legend
Steve Yzerman

Deaths in Sport

  • 1986-01-01 Bruce Norris, American hockey executive (Detroit Red Wings) (b. 1924)
  • 2000-02-08 Sid Abel, Canadian ice hockey player (Detroit Red Wings), dies at 81
  • 2007-01-03 Earl Reibel, Canadian ice hockey forward Detroit Red Wings (b. 1930)

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2016-06-10 Gordie Howe, Canadian NHL right wing (Detroit Redwings), dies at 88

Ice Hockey Legend Gordie Howe
Ice Hockey Legend
Gordie Howe