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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 /

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 /

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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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 /

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 @DetroitRedWings

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 /

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 /

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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Red Wings have many options as the NHL Draft approaches

Craig Button, TSN's director of scouting, sees Detroit picking a center with the ninth overall pick

by Arthur J.Regner @arthurjregner /

DETROIT - With 11 picks in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft, the Red Wings should be able to bolster their organization with a variety of raw talent.

Even if the Wings trade some picks away before or during the draft, which begins on June 23 in Chicago, there is plenty of young talent with the potential to impact Detroit's roster down the road.

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Notes: Coreau makes championship statement; Veterans, rookies contribute

Nathan Paetsch, Brian Lashoff and Mitch Callahan are now two-time Calder Cup champions

by Dana Wakiji @Dwakiji /

GRAND RAPIDS - Grand Rapids Griffins goaltender Jared Coreau had a statement to make and he delivered that statement along with a Calder Cup championship Tuesday night at Van Andel Arena.

Coming off a 5-1 embarrassment in Game 5 in Syracuse in which he was pulled from the game after giving up five goals in the first period, Coreau was determined to show the resilience he has developed.

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Trending: Grand Rapids Griffins win Calder Cup at home

Tyler Bertuzzi scores game-tying goal, wins MVP honors

by Dana Wakiji @Dwakiji /

GRAND RAPIDS - It wasn't by design but perhaps it was meant to be.

The Grand Rapids Griffins bounced back after an embarrassing 5-1 loss in Syracuse for a hard-fought comeback 4-3 victory over the Syracuse Crunch to win the Calder Cup at Van Andel Arena Tuesday night.

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Red Wings announce 2nd annual Street Hockey Summer Tour

Tour returns to make 10 stops throughout the state of Michigan this summer for free street hockey clinics offered to children ages 7-12

by Alex DiFilippo /

DETROIT - The Detroit Red Wings today announced the details for the 2nd Annual Street Hockey Summer Tour, presented by Meijer. After a widely popular inaugural season, the Red Wings will once again travel throughout the state of Michigan starting in July to take over the parking lots of 10 different Meijer locations to host free street hockey clinics for children ages 7-12. 

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