The Detroit Red Wings will honor their 1997 and 1998 Stanley Cup championship teams during consecutive early season games at Little Caesars Arena this year.
The team announced its promotional calendar for the 2022-23 season and highlights include a pair of 25th anniversary celebrations. The 1997 team will be honored Nov. 3 prior to the game against Washington, and the 1998 team will be recognized prior to the Nov. 5 games vs. the New York Islanders.
Details will be announced on a later date.
Many of the same players were part of both championship teams, including some still in the organization – general manager Steve Yzerman, vice president of hockey operations Nicklas Lidstrom, amateur scouting director Kris Draper and pro scout Kirk Maltby. The 1997 squad ended the franchise’s 42-year championship drought by sweeping the Philadelphia Flyers in the Cup Final. The following year, the Red Wings swept the Washington Capitals in winning back-to-back titles.
The team also announced four bobblehead giveaway nights: Moritz Seider (Dec. 3 vs. Vegas), Lidstrom (Jan. 21 vs. Philadelphia), Lucas Raymond (Feb. 25 vs. Tampa Bay) and Henrik Zetterberg (March 18 vs. Colorado ).
The Red Wings are inviting fans to sign up for a presale at DetroitRedWings.com Thursday from 10 am to 10 pm Tickets for the entire season go on sale Friday at 10 am
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