Archie Henderson begins his fourth season as a pro scout with the Red Wings. The former NHL forward has held similar positions with the Ottawa Senators and Washington Capitals. Henderson is responsible for identifying talent and working with Red Wings management regarding potential free agent acquisitions and trades and is based in the western United States and Canada.
Henderson, 61, played more than 15 professional seasons after originally being drafted by the Capitals. He made NHL stops in Minnesota and Hartford over three stints from 1980-83. The long-time minor leaguer is regarded as one of the toughest of his time, topping 200 penalty minutes seven times before retiring in 1988. The Calgary, Alberta, native's playing career was bookended by stops in Michigan breaking into the International Hockey League with the Port Huron Flags in 1977-78 and skating his final season in the same league with the Saginaw Hawks in 1987-88. The 59-year-old was also a teammate of Red Wings general manager Ken Holland when the pair suited up for the American Hockey League's Binghamton Whalers in 1982-83.