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By the Numbers: Nick Jensen

Speedy defenseman looks to improve his offensive game

by Arthur J. Regner @ArthurJRegner / DetroitRedWings.com

By the Numbers will highlight the Red Wings' on-ice accomplishments in the 2017-18 season. Each week during the offseason, By the Numbers will profile a different player on the team, focusing on his statistical highs. This week we focus on defenseman Nick Jensen.

Although the term "overripe" has been stricken from the Red Wings' lexicon, it aptly describes the path to Detroit for defenseman Nick Jensen.

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This Date in NHL History

June 16: Red Wings sweep Capitals, win Cup for second straight season

Plus: Sharks hire Constantine as coach; Bourque named to NHL First All-Star Team for record 11th time

by John Kreiser @jkreiser7713 / NHL.com Managing Editor

THIS DATE IN HISTORY: June 16

1998: The Detroit Red Wings complete a four-game sweep of the Washington Capitals with a 4-1 win in Game 4 of the Final at MCI Center. They become the first team since the Pittsburgh Penguins in 1991 and 1992 to repeat as champions.

In the most emotional moment of the night, Red Wings captain Steve Yzerman, who wins the Conn Smythe Trophy as most valuable player of the Stanley Cup Playoffs, hands the trophy to defenseman Vladimir Konstantinov, who's on the ice in a wheelchair after sustaining head injuries in a career-ending limousine accident a year earlier.

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Red Wings release 2018-19 preseason schedule

Detroit begins preseason slate with three-straight home games

by Kyle Kujawa / DetroitRedWings.com
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By the Numbers Prospects: Cole Fraser

Injuries slowed the development of punishing defenseman

by Arthur J. Regner @ArthurJRegner / DetroitRedWings.com

By the Numbers will highlight the on-ice accomplishments in the 2017-18 season for the Detroit Red Wings' prospects. Twice a week during the offseason, By the Numbers will profile a different player in the system, focusing on his statistical highs. This week we focus on defenseman Cole Fraser.

When Cole Fraser was drafted by the Red Wings in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft, Detroit officials were upfront as to why they selected the 6-foot-2, 200-pound defenseman - he's a physical player who plays with an edge.

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Red Wings to hold 2018 Development Camp at Little Caesars Arena

Five-day camp to be held on June 26-30 at BELFOR Training Center free for fans to attend with pre-registration

by Kyle Kujawa / DetroitRedWings.com

DETROIT - The Detroit Red Wings today announced the schedule for their 2018 Development Camp, which will be held at the BELFOR Training Center inside Little Caesars Arena from June 26-30. The camp begins on Tuesday, June 26 and features on-ice skill development and off-ice workouts each day, including a scrimmage on Saturday, June 30. 

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By the Numbers Prospects: Zach Nastasiuk

Big forward split season between Toledo and Grand Rapids

by Dana Wakiji @Dwakiji / DetroitRedWings.com

By the Numbers will highlight the on-ice accomplishments in the 2017-18 season for the Detroit Red Wings' prospects. Twice a week during the offseason, By the Numbers will profile a different player in the system, focusing on his statistical highs. This week we focus on forward Zach Nastasiuk.

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By the Numbers: Gustav Nyquist

After the season, forward won gold medal with Team Sweden at world championship

by Dana Wakiji @Dwakiji / DetroitRedWings.com

By the Numbers will highlight the Red Wings' on-ice accomplishments in the 2017-18 season. Each week during the offseason, By the Numbers will profile a different player on the team, focusing on his statistical highs. This week we focus on forward Gustav Nyquist.

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By the Numbers Prospects: Kasper Kotkansalo

Blueliner held his own as a freshman at Boston University

by Arthur J. Regner @ArthurJRegner / DetroitRedWings.com

By the Numbers will highlight the on-ice accomplishments in the 2017-18 season for the Detroit Red Wings' prospects. Twice a week during the offseason, By the Numbers will profile a different player in the system, focusing on his statistical highs. This week we focus on defenseman Kasper Kotkansalo. 

Perhaps it is preordained that Red Wings prospect Kasper Kotkansalo will someday wear Detroit's iconic winged wheel.

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This Date in NHL History

June 7: Red Wings sweep Flyers, end 42-year Stanley Cup drought

Plus: Potvin dethrones Orr for Norris Trophy; Lightning win first championship

by John Kreiser @jkreiser7713 / NHL.com Managing Editor

THIS DATE IN HISTORY: June 7

1997: The Stanley Cup returns to Hockeytown for the first time in 42 years.

The Detroit Red Wings complete a sweep of the Philadelphia Flyers with a 2-1 victory in Game 4 of the Final at Joe Louis Arena to win their first championship since 1955. Nicklas Lidstrom scores late in the first period to put the Red Wings up 1-0, and Darren McCarty makes it 2-0 at 13:02 of the second. Goaltender Mike Vernon makes 26 saves, allowing only a goal by Eric Lindros with 15 seconds remaining in the third period.

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Wings' Blashill: 'It's a wide open roster more than ever before'

Youngsters Rasmussen and Hronek among those with a chance to make team

by Dana Wakiji @Dwakiji / DetroitRedWings.com

DETROIT -- The Detroit Red Wings will be a significantly different team than the one fans saw in 2017-18.

Coach Jeff Blashill made that clear during his most recent appearance on the Red and White Authority podcast with DetroitRedWings.com's Art Regner Tuesday.

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