DETROIT -- Red Wings forward Justin Abdelkader and defenseman Danny DeKeyser are set to appear individually at six Meijer locations throughout the Metro Detroit area, signing autographs and interacting with the fans of Hockeytown.
DeKeyser, a Clay Township, Mich., native and former Western Michigan Bronco, will kick off the campaign on Friday, Feb. 21 in Auburn Hills (800 Brown Rd.). Abdelkader, a Muskegon, Mich., native and former Michigan State Spartan, will follow suit with an appearance the next day on Saturday, Feb. 22 in Utica (15055 Hall Rd.). Abdelkader and DeKeyser will each make two additional stops throughout the months of February and March in Warren, Royal Oak, Detroit and Taylor. The complete season-long schedule can be found below:
|Red Wings Player |
|Friday, Feb. 21 ||5:00-7:00 p.m. ||800 Brown Rd., Auburn Hills ||Danny DeKeyser |
|Saturday, Feb. 22 ||3:00-5:00 p.m. ||15055 Hall Rd., Utica ||Justin Abdelkader |
|Sunday, Feb. 23 ||3:00-5:00 p.m. ||29505 Mound Rd., Warren ||Justin Abdelkader |
|Wednesday, Mar. 12 ||5:00-7:00 p.m. ||5150 Coolidge Hwy., Royal Oak ||Danny DeKeyser |
|Monday, Mar. 17 ||4:00-6:00 p.m. ||1301 W. Eight Mile Rd., Detroit ||Danny DeKeyser |
|Wednesday, Mar. 19 ||4:00-6:00 p.m. ||14640 Pardee Rd., Taylor ||Justin Abdelkader |
The designated player will arrive for the last hour of the event only, however the Detroit Red Wings Experience, presented by Coke Zero, will be on hand with interactive games for fans in attendance throughout the duration of the appearances. The first 150 people in line will receive a priority wristband that will ensure one autograph. Wristbands will be handed out at the beginning of the event time listed above. Fans will be allowed one autograph per person. No posed photos please. Player is subject to change.