“The strength of the Red Wings brand was never more evident than during the past two days of community events,” says Senior Vice President of Marketing & Communications Craig Turnbull. “We have the best corporate partners and fans in professional sports. In a small way, Hockeytown Thanks connected our players directly with these groups, delivering memorable and surprising moments in areas where Red Wings families live and work.”
Appearances made by Red Wings players during the Hockeytown Thanks tour included:
- Nicklas Lidstrom
and Valtteri Filppula
preparing and serving ‘Hot & Ready’ pizzas at Little Caesars in Plymouth.
- Danny Cleary
and Justin Abdelkader
touring Quicken Loans Detroit headquarters and passing out cider and donuts to employees.
- Henrik Zetterberg
and Jonathan Ericsson
mingling with employees and giving away Red Wings game tickets to customers at the AT&T Store in Novi.
- Darren Helm
and Ty Conklin
stocking shelves and handing out samples of Jack Links jerky to customers at the Meijer superstore in Northville.
- Tomas Holmstrom
, Fabian Brunnstrom
and Drew Miller
enthusiastically welcoming employees to work at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan’s downtown Detroit location.
- Jimmy Howard
and Johan Franzen
surprising Szott Dodge staff in Highland, touring the dealership and handing out free Red Wings tickets to several customers.
- Ian White
, Cory Emmerton
and Jakub Kindl
bagging groceries and hosting a rousing round of Supermarket Sweep at a Kroger in Birmingham.
- Niklas Kronwall
and Patrick Eaves
bringing breakfast to employees and stacking tires at Belle Tire in Allen Park.
- Pavel Datsyuk
and Jiri Hudler
serving coffee and donuts to Tim Hortons patrons at the popular fast casual restaurant chain’s Southfield location. Photos
and video footage
from all of the above locations can be found at DetroitRedWings.com.
The undefeated (4-0-0) Red Wings return to the ice on Friday, October 21 at 7:30 p.m. when the Columbus Blue Jackets pay a visit to Joe Louis Arena for the first of six meetings set to be staged between the rival clubs this season. As part of the ongoing ‘Fathead Fridays’ promotion, all fans in attendance for this intradivisional showdown will receive a free Jimmy Howard
5”x7” Fathead Tradeable compliments of Quicken Loans, Fathead, and 97.1 The Ticket. Tickets to all upcoming Red Wings home games can be obtained at the JLA Box Office (313-396-7575), all Ticketmaster (800-745-3000) outlets, and online at DetroitRedWings.com.