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Red Wings to host NHL Green™ Night celebration

DTE Energy to provide carbon-free electricity to Little Caesars Arena during home games in March; Red Wings collecting gently-used equipment throughout month to benefit youth hockey programs in Metro Detroit

by Alex DiFilippo / DetroitRedWings.com

DETROIT - The Detroit Red Wings will celebrate NHL Green™ Night, in partnership with DTE Energy, at Little Caesars Arena on Thursday, March 8, as the Red Wings square off against the Vegas Golden Knights at 7:30 p.m. (FOX Sports Detroit, 97.1 The Ticket).

In conjunction with the NHL's Green Month dedicated to environmental awareness, the Red Wings have partnered with DTE Energy to provide carbon-free electricity to the state-of-the-art arena for all five home games in March to reduce the arena's carbon footprint.

Additionally, during select home games in March, DTE Energy will have an information booth located at Portal 8 on the Little Caesars Arena concourse to give DTE customers an opportunity to register for the MIGreenPower program. MIGreenPower provides DTE customers a flexible and affordable way to support more renewable energy, reduce their carbon footprint and help protect the environment for future generations.

The first 5,000 fans in attendance on Thursday, March 8 for NHL Green™ Night will receive a Red Wings and DTE Energy MIGreenPower long-sleeve shirt. In-game elements during Thursday's game against the Golden Knights will highlight NHL Green™ initiatives and encourage fans to get involved to improve their environmental footprint.

Throughout the month of March, the Red Wings will continue to encourage teams from the Little Caesars Amateur Hockey League, Little Caesars Michigan Girls Hockey League and Little Caesars AAA Hockey Club to donate gently-used hockey equipment at the BELFOR Training Center, in conjunction with the NHL's Recycle the Game initiative as part of NHL Green™ Month. Donated equipment - which includes gloves, helmets, pads, skates and sticks - will benefit youth hockey programs throughout Metro Detroit.

For more information on NHL Green™ activities and initiatives, visit www.NHL.com/Green.

About NHL Green™:

The NHL and its Member Clubs are committed to improving hockey's environmental impact. Hockey can trace its roots to the frozen freshwater lakes and ponds. The ability to skate and play the game outdoors is a critical component of the League's history and culture. Major environmental challenges such as climate change and freshwater scarcity affect future opportunities to take the game outside. Since its launch in 2010, NHL Green™ has been committed to preserving the environment - including the frozen ponds that inspired and cultivated the game more than 100 years ago. To learn more, visit NHL.com/Green.

About DTE Energy:

DTE Energy (NYSE: DTE) is a Detroit-based diversified energy company involved in the development and management of energy-related businesses and services nationwide. Its operating units include an electric utility serving 2.2 million customers in Southeastern Michigan and a natural gas utility serving 1.3 million customers in Michigan. The DTE Energy portfolio includes non-utility energy businesses focused on power and industrial projects, natural gas pipelines, gathering and storage, and energy marketing and trading. As one of Michigan's leading corporate citizens, DTE Energy is a force for growth and prosperity in the 450 Michigan communities it serves in a variety of ways, including philanthropy, volunteerism and economic progress. Information about DTE Energy is available at dteenergy.com, empoweringmichigan.com, twitter.com/dte_energy and facebook.com.

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