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By the Numbers: Xavier Ouellet

Young defenseman is expecting to have a very important summer

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 Xavier Ouellet.

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After the NHL Draft lottery, the Red Wings will pick ninth

The Colorado Avalanche end up in fourth after New Jersey Devils, Philadelphia Flyers and Dallas Stars jump up

by Dana Wakiji @Dwakiji / DetroitRedWings.com

The Red Wings' first time in the NHL Draft Lottery was somewhat anticlimactic.

The National Hockey League has been holding a draft lottery since 1995, which means the Wings had never participated.

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Wings' Jeff Blashill ready to lead Team USA in IIHF world championship

Danny DeKeyser, Jimmy Howard and Dylan Larkin will play for their coach on Team USA

by Dana Wakiji @Dwakiji / DetroitRedWings.com

DETROIT - It isn't just players who get excited about representing their country in international competitions. Coaches are as well.

That includes Red Wings coach Jeff Blashill, who is leaving this weekend for Italy, where he will meet up with the rest of Team USA as they prepare for the 2017 International Ice Hockey Federation Men's World Championship.

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Michigan's college hoops coaches excited to play at Little Caesars Arena

UDM's Alexander, Oakland's Kampe, MSU's Izzo and UM's Beilein ready for Dec. 16 doubleheader

by Dana Wakiji and Art Regner @Dwakiji and @ArthurJRegner / DetroitRedWings.com

DETROIT - For college basketball fans in the state of Michigan, Little Caesars Arena is about to become a mecca.

On Tuesday, Olympia Entertainment president and CEO Tom Wilson joined Michigan State coach Tom Izzo, Michigan coach John Beilein, Oakland University coach Greg Kampe and University of Detroit Mercy coach Bacari Alexander outside Little Caesars Arena to announce a college basketball doubleheader on Dec. 16.

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Red Wings partner with Allstate for "Helping Hands Community Day"

Four-time Stanley Cup Champion Kirk Maltby, Red Wings staff and Allstate volunteers team up to renovate Jack Adams Memorial Arena and Adams-Butzel Recreation Complex starting at 10 a.m. on Wednesday

by Alex DiFilippo / DetroitRedWings.com

DETROIT - The Detroit Red Wings and Allstate have partnered to celebrate Allstate's "Helping Hands Community Day" set for Wednesday, April 26 at 10 a.m. Four-time Stanley Cup Champion Kirk Maltby, Red Wings staff and Allstate volunteers will team up to renovate Jack Adams Memorial Arena and Adams-Butzel Recreation Complex (10500 Lyndon St., Detroit). 

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Men's college basketball doubleheader at Little Caesars Arena announced

Michigan, Michigan State, Oakland and Detroit Mercy to play on Saturday, Dec. 16. Coaches from all four universities held press conference and toured Little Caesars Arena on Tuesday morning

by Alex DiFilippo / DetroitRedWings.com

DETROIT - Olympia Entertainment today announced a men's college basketball doubleheader featuring the University of Michigan, Michigan State University, Oakland University and the University of Detroit Mercy on Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017 at Little Caesars Arena. These inaugural college basketball games at the state-of-the-art Little Caesars Arena will feature an exclusive doubleheader of in-state matchups between Michigan vs. Detroit Mercy followed by Michigan State vs. Oakland. 

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Griffins coach Todd Nelson talks about Red Wings prospects, AHL playoffs

Grand Rapids will face Milwaukee in the first round for the second straight year

by Arthur J. Regner and Dana Wakiji @ArthurJRegner and @Dwakiji / DetroitRedWings.com

The Grand Rapids Griffins earned the second seed in the Central Division and finished sixth in the American Hockey League despite the Red Wings taking their top players throughout the season.

The Griffins will face the third-seeded Milwaukee Admirals in the first round for the second straight season. Last season, the Griffins swept the Admirals in their playoff series.

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Red Wings sign forward Christoffer Ehn to entry-level contract

6-Foot-3 center logged 13 points in 52 games this season for Frolunda of the Swedish Hockey League

by Alex DiFilippo / DetroitRedWings.com

DETROIT - The Detroit Red Wings today signed forward Christoffer Ehn to a three-year entry-level contract. The 6-foot-3, 181-pound center is currently with the American Hockey League's Grand Rapids Griffins as the club is set to begin its Central Division Semifinals playoff series against the Milwaukee Admirals tomorrow (Friday, April 21) at 7 p.m. at Van Andel Arena.

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TBT: Red Wings alumni relish their last time at Joe Louis Arena

Former captain Steve Yzerman and former coach Scotty Bowman close out the Joe in style

by Dana Wakiji @Dwakiji / DetroitRedWings.com

DETROIT - For the Red Wings alumni who came to celebrate the final weekend at Joe Louis Arena, it was as much about saying hello to friends as it was saying goodbye to a cherished building.

It started with an informal skate Friday night at the Joe, followed by a very special Al Sobotka barbecue.

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Red Wings have rooting interest in OHL Eastern, Western Conference finals

Prospects Vili Saarijarvi and Jordan Sambrook playing for Mississauga and Erie, respectively

by Dana Wakiji @Dwakiji / DetroitRedWings.com

DETROIT - The Red Wings have a rooting interest in the OHL playoffs this year.

Defenseman Vili Saarijarvi, the Wings' third-round pick, 73rd overall, in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft, plays for the Mississauga Steelheads, who will face the Peterborough Petes in the Eastern Conference finals starting Thursday.

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