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Notes: Wings' Tyler Wright liked Michael Rasmussen on and off the ice

Director of amateur scouting also excited about the team's 10 remaining picks

by Dana Wakiji @Dwakiji / DetroitRedWings.com

CHICAGO - Just as the Red Wings made a positive impression on Michael Rasmussen at the scouting combine, Rasmussen was equally impressive to them.

That is one reason the Wings took Rasmussen with the ninth overall pick in the first round of the 2017 NHL Entry Draft Friday night at the United Center in Chicago.

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Michael Rasmussen calls being drafted by Red Wings 'a dream come true'

Center is already as big as Anthony Mantha and admires the way Mantha plays

by Dana Wakiji @Dwakiji / DetroitRedWings.com

CHICAGO - Michael Rasmussen grew up a Vancouver Canucks fan but was thrilled to don the winged wheel Friday night at the United Center in Chicago.

Rasmussen said he had a great meeting with the Wings at the scouting combine in Buffalo.

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Red Wings select center Michael Rasmussen with ninth overall pick

6-foot-6 Center recorded 55 points in 50 Games for WHL's Tri-City Americans in 2016-17

by Kyle Kujawa / DetroitRedWings.com

DETROIT - The Detroit Red Wings today selected center Michael Rasmussen in the first round (ninth overall) of the 2017 NHL Entry Draft at the United Center in Chicago.

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Red Wings reveal schedule for Inaugural Season at Little Caesars Arena

Puck drops on Thursday, Oct. 5 vs. Minnesota Wild; 41-game home schedule features 17 Friday, Saturday or Sunday dates and eight visits from Original Six foes

by Kyle Kujawa / DetroitRedWings.com

DETROIT - The Detroit Red Wings today released their 2017-18 schedule for the team's Inaugural Season at Little Caesars Arena and 92nd overall in the National Hockey League. The team's state-of-the-art facility will open its doors for its first NHL regular-season game on Thursday, Oct. 5 versus the Minnesota Wild. Little Caesars Arena will host 17 weekend home games (five Fridays, seven Saturdays and five Sundays), spanning all the way until the regular-season finale at home on Saturday, April 7 against the New York Islanders.

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Vegas Golden Knights take Tomas Nosek in Expansion Draft

Forward led AHL's Grand Rapids Griffins in playoff scoring as they won the Calder Cup

by Dana Wakiji @Dwakiji / DetroitRedWings.com

The Las Vegas Golden Knights wanted a champion.

So they chose forward Tomas Nosek from the Red Wings in the Expansion Draft, which was revealed during the NHL Awards show Wednesday night.

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NHL Awards

Ted Lindsay relishes presenting award named for him

Hall of Famer helps give honor to Connor McDavid of Oilers as NHL's most outstanding player, according to peers

by Dave Stubbs @Dave_Stubbs / NHL.com Columnist

LAS VEGAS -- Ted Lindsay was sitting at the desk in his hotel room high above the city mid-morning Wednesday, comfortable in a white robe, gazing out at the flat expanse sprawled out below him.

"Who ever dreamed of coming across the desert to start a place here?" he said with a smile, waving at the baked landscape.

During his brief Las Vegas stay, Lindsay had strayed little from his room into the network of casinos, restaurants and high-end stores downstairs.

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Inaugural Season at Little Caesars Arena set to start Thursday, Oct. 5

Red Wings to host Minnesota Wild in first regular season game at Detroit's new state-of-the-art arena

by Kyle Kujawa / DetroitRedWings.com

DETROIT - The Detroit Red Wings today announced the home opener for the 2017-18 regular season, the franchise's 92nd campaign in the National Hockey League, is set for Thursday, Oct. 5 when the Red Wings host the Minnesota Wild. The 7:30 p.m. showdown will mark the first-ever regular season game at Little Caesars Arena, the soon-to-be-opened, state-of-the-art facility located in The District Detroit, a transformational sports and entertainment development which is also home to the Detroit Tigers, Detroit Pistons and Detroit Lions.

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NHL and adidas unveil new uniforms for 2017-18 season

All 31 teams to debut new jerseys next season

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DETROIT -- The National Hockey League and adidas today unveiled the newADIZERO Authentic NHL jerseys and uniforms for all 31 NHL teams, including the Detroit Red Wings, which will make their on-ice debut with the 2017-18 season.

At the forefront of innovation,design and craftsmanship, the newADIZERO Authentic NHL jerseytakes the hockey uniform system and hockey jersey silhouette to the next level by redefining fit, feel and lightweight construction.

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What experts are saying about some of the top-ranked draft prospects

Although there aren't any Auston Matthews or Patrik Laines this year, teams will find many excellent players

by Dana Wakiji @Dwakiji / DetroitRedWings.com

Fans who are hoping to find the next Auston Matthews or Patrik Laine in this year's NHL Entry Draft may be disappointed as there aren't any considered to be quite at that level.

But that doesn't mean there aren't some excellent players who will contribute at the NHL level at some point.

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By the Numbers: Nick Jensen

Steady defenseman finally got his chance this past season due to so many injuries

by Dana Wakiji @Dwakiji / DetroitRedWings.com

By the Numbers will highlight the Red Wings on-ice accomplishments in the 2016-17 season. Each week during the off-season, By The Numbers will profile a different player on the team, focusing on their statistical highs. This week we focus on defenseman Nick Jensen.

The rash of injuries the Wings had this past season turned out to benefit Jensen.

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