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Operation Bobblehead: Alumni Edition wraps up with a win by Darren McCarty

by Rick Bowness / Detroit Red Wings

DETROIT – The second edition of the Red Wings’ highly-popular Operation: Bobblehead campaign came to an end earlier this week, with ex-enforcer Darren McCarty having emerged victorious from the final round of balloting in the fan-based initiative charged with determining which Hockeytown legends will be immortalized in the form of a 6 ½ inch polyresin figurine during the 2012-13 NHL campaign. McCarty joins fellow ‘Grind Line’ members Kirk Maltby and Kris Draper as well as longtime captain Steve Yzerman, renowned goaltender Chris Osgood and enduring fan favorite Vladimir Konstantinov on the list of players set to be featured in the Red Wings’ season-long bobblehead giveaway promotion.

The six Red Wings home games at which alumni bobbleheads will be distributed to 7,500 lucky Joe Louis Arena patrons can be found below. Detroit’s full promotional schedule for the upcoming season can be viewed by clicking HERE.


Tuesday, November 27 vs. Phoenix Coyotes

Thursday, December 20 vs. New York Islanders

Tuesday, January 22 vs. Calgary Flames

Wednesday, March 6 vs. Edmonton Oilers

Monday, March 18 vs. Anaheim Ducks

Sunday, April 7 vs. St. Louis Blues

Note: Games/Dates Subject to Change


Fans can still lock in great low prices for the 2012-13 season and gain access to the opportunity to purchase seats, while supplies last, to the 2013 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic® (Detroit vs. Toronto – January 1 at Michigan Stadium) by becoming a Red Wings season ticket holder. Information on full season packages as well as mini-plans can be obtained by calling the Red Wings Ticket Sales & Service Office at 313-396-7575 or by visiting

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