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Alumni announced for 2015 HockeyFest

by Alex DiFilippo / Detroit Red Wings

DETROIT – The Red Wings today announced the list of Red Wings Alumni set to appear at the 2015 edition of HockeyFest, presented by Coke Zero and Meijer, on Sunday, Sept. 13 from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. at Joe Louis Arena. HockeyFest features an unforgettable day of hockey-related activities, including a chance to meet current players and Red Wings Alumni. The list of Red Wings Alumni set to attend this year’s event includes:

Daniel Alfredsson – (Played for the Red Wings in 2013-14) – Played in 1,246 NHL games, including 68 with the Red Wings in which he recorded 49 points; second all-time in scoring among Swedish-born players with 1,157 career points; captained the Ottawa Senators from 1996-2013

Jimmy Carson – (Played for the Red Wings from 1989-93) – Second overall draft pick in 1986 NHL Entry Draft; scored 92 goals before his 20th birthday, more than any player in NHL history

Joe Kocur – (Played for the Red Wings from 1984-91; 1996-98) – Two-time Stanley Cup Champion with the Red Wings; 20th all-time in NHL history with 2,519 penalty minutes in 821 games

Darren McCarty – (Played for the Red Wings from 1993-2004; 2007-09) – One of only 11 Red Wings to win four Stanley Cups with Detroit; tallied 127 goals, 161 assists and 1,477 penalty minutes in 15-year NHL career

Eddie Mio – (Played for the Red Wings from 1984-86) – Suited up for three NHL teams in nine-year professional career; appeared in 192 NHL games, including 49 games with Detroit

Larry Murphy – (Played for the Red Wings from 1996-2001) – Inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2004; four-time Stanley Cup Champion, twice with the Red Wings; fifth-highest scoring defenseman in NHL history with 1,216 points in 1,615 games

John Ogrodnick – (Played for the Red Wings from 1979-1987; 1992-93) – Tallied 827 points in 928 games across 14 NHL seasons; Red Wings leading scorer for six-straight seasons (1980-86); recorded six seasons of 35 or more goals

Kocur and McCarty will celebrate the life of Bob Probert during a Q&A session at this year’s HockeyFest, as this summer marked the five year anniversary of his passing. Probert’s wife, Dani, will also join the Q&A session to bring together three of the people who knew Probert best and share some of his memories playing for the Red Wings. Additionally, artist David Arrigo will be on hand at HockeyFest to paint a special Bob Probert goalie mask. The one-of-a-kind mask will be part of a silent auction at HockeyFest with all proceeds benefitting the Bob Probert Memorial Ride and their support of local cardiac care.

Autograph sessions will be held throughout the day with past and present members of the Red Wings. Fans will also have a chance to play alongside and interact with their favorite current players at various interactive games and pick-up hockey stations on the covered ice and around the concourse of The Joe. This year’s HockeyFest will also feature exclusive tours of the Red Wings’ locker room, additional Q&A sessions with players, staff and alumni, photo opportunities with the 1997, 1998, 2002 and 2008 Stanley Cup banners, a historical memorabilia exhibit including NHL trophies, and contests and prizes galore for fans in attendance.


General admission adult tickets for this family-friendly event are priced at $20 apiece, while kids tickets (12 & under) are available for $10 each. Fans can purchase general admission tickets at the Joe Louis Arena Box Office (313-471-7575), any Ticketmaster outlet (800-745-3000) or online at A limited number (50) of exclusive Gold Tickets are also available for this event at a cost of $750 apiece. Gold Ticket holders are guaranteed to have two items signed by every current Red Wings player in attendance at HockeyFest.

Red Wings current players will be added to the HockeyFest lineup at a later date. All current players and Red Wings Alumni are subject to change. More information on this event, as well as the complete set of guidelines regarding the autograph session, can be obtained by visiting

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