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On This Day in Red Wings' History...

by Staff Writer / Detroit Red Wings

On October 15,
1947: Tommy Ivan becomes the new coach of the Red Wings. He coached the Wings for seven seasons.
1995: Red Wings goalie Mike Vernon plays in his 500th NHL game, which results in a 5-5 tie against Winnipeg.
2009: Nicklas Lidstrom collects his 1,000th career point - a third-period assist - that helps the Wings to a 5-2 win over the LA Kings at Joe Louis Arena.
(Photo by Dave Reginek/Detroit Red Wings)
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