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Vladimir Konstantinov gets big ovation, carries Cup

Red Wings honor 1997 champions with pregame ceremony, team members

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Red Wings honor '97 Cup champs

BUF@DET: Red Wings pay tribute to 1997 Cup champions

The Detroit Red Wings honor the 20th anniversary of the 1997 Stanley Cup Champions, including appearances from members of the team

  • 02:23 •

Vladimir Konstantinov got the biggest ovation in a star-studded tribute to the 1997 Stanley Cup champion Detroit Red Wings.

All but four members of the team and coaching staff were in attendance, including retired coach Scotty Bowman, Tampa Bay Lightning general manager Steve Yzerman and Toronto Maple Leafs president Brendan Shanahan. 

The crowd at Joe Louis Arena was most excited to see Konstantinov, who was accompanied by his daughter Stacey. 

Konstantinov has made a handful of appearances at Red Wings events since he retired because of injuries he sustained in a car accident after the 1997 Stanley Cup Final, and he's still every bit a fan favorite as he was during his playing days.

The Stanley Cup banner was lowered for a group photo before Konstantinov carried the Cup off the ice with help from former teammates Darren McCarty and Kris Draper.

Tweet from @DetroitRedWings: Vlady carries the Cup off the ice. #97Wings #LGRW https://t.co/FRzYVOlH6u

 

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