2012–13 Detroit Red Wings · NHL
Division 3rd Central
Conference 7th Western
2012–13 record 24–16–8
Home record 13–7–4
Road record 11–9–4
Goals for 124
Goals against 115
General Manager Ken Holland
Coach Mike Babcock
Captain Henrik Zetterberg
Alternate captains Pavel Datsyuk
Niklas Kronwall
Arena Joe Louis Arena
Average attendance 20,066 (100%)
Total: 481,584[1]
(24 games)
Team Leaders
Goals Pavel Datsyuk (15)
Assists Henrik Zetterberg (37)
Points Pavel Datsyuk (49)
Penalties in minutes Jordin Tootoo (78)
Wins Jimmy Howard (21)
Goals against average Jimmy Howard (2.13)
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The 2012–13 Detroit Red Wings season was the club's 87th season in the National Hockey League (NHL). The regular season was reduced from its usual 82 games to 48 due to a lockout.

Off-season[edit | edit source]

On May 31, 2012, defenseman Nicklas Lidstrom announced his retirement from the NHL after 20 seasons.[2] Lidstrom won four Stanley Cups and seven Norris Trophies during his Hall of Fame career, all with the Red Wings.

Regular season[edit | edit source]

Central Division
R GP W L OTL ROW GF GA Pts
1 p – Chicago Blackhawks 48 36 7 5 30 155 102 77
2 St. Louis Blues 48 29 17 2 24 129 115 60
3 Detroit Red Wings 48 24 16 8 22 124 115 56
4 Columbus Blue Jackets 48 24 17 7 19 120 119 55
5 Nashville Predators 48 16 23 9 14 111 139 41


bold – Qualified for playoffs, y – Won division, z – Won best record in conference

Western Conference
R Div GP W L OTL ROW GF GA Pts
1 p – Chicago Blackhawks CE 48 36 7 5 30 155 102 77
2 y – Anaheim Ducks PA 48 30 12 6 24 140 118 66
3 y – Vancouver Canucks NW 48 26 15 7 21 127 121 59
4 St. Louis Blues CE 48 29 17 2 24 129 115 60
5 Los Angeles Kings PA 48 27 16 5 25 133 118 59
6 San Jose Sharks PA 48 25 16 7 17 124 116 57
7 Detroit Red Wings CE 48 24 16 8 22 124 115 56
8 Minnesota Wild NW 48 26 19 3 22 122 127 55
9 Columbus Blue Jackets CE 48 24 17 7 19 120 119 55
10 Phoenix Coyotes PA 48 21 18 9 17 125 131 51
11 Dallas Stars PA 48 22 22 4 20 130 142 48
12 Edmonton Oilers NW 48 19 22 7 17 125 134 45
13 Calgary Flames NW 48 19 25 4 19 128 160 42
14 Nashville Predators CE 48 16 23 9 14 111 139 41
15 Colorado Avalanche NW 48 16 25 7 14 116 152 39

Divisions: CE – Central, NW – Northwest, PA – Pacific

  • – Division leader

bold – Qualified for playoffs, y – Won division, p – Won Presidents' Trophy (best record in NHL)

Schedule and results[edit | edit source]

2012–13 Game Log

Playoffs[edit | edit source]

2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs

Player statistics[edit | edit source]

Skaters

Regular Season
Player GP G A Pts +/- PIM
Datsyuk, PavelPavel Datsyuk 47 15 34 49 21 14
Zetterberg, HenrikHenrik Zetterberg 46 11 37 48 2 18
Franzen, JohanJohan Franzen 41 14 17 31 13 41
Kronwall, NiklasNiklas Kronwall 48 5 24 29 −5 44
Brunner, DamienDamien Brunner 44 12 14 26 −6 12
Filppula, ValtteriValtteri Filppula 41 9 8 17 −4 6
Cleary, DanielDaniel Cleary 48 9 6 15 −6 40
Ericsson, JonathanJonathan Ericsson 45 3 10 13 6 29
Kindl, JakubJakub Kindl 41 4 9 13 15 28
Abdelkader, JustinJustin Abdelkader 48 10 3 13 6 34
Tootoo, JordinJordin Tootoo 42 3 5 8 0 78
Eaves, PatrickPatrick Eaves 34 2 6 8 −1 4
Miller, DrewDrew Miller 44 4 4 8 −8 2
Emmerton, CoryCory Emmerton 48 5 3 8 −1 4
Smith, BrendanBrendan Smith 34 0 8 8 1 36
Andersson, JoakimJoakim Andersson 38 3 5 8 2 8
Tatar, TomasTomas Tatar 18 4 3 7 2 4
Nyquist, GustavGustav Nyquist 22 3 3 6 0 6
Lashoff, BrianBrian Lashoff 31 1 4 5 −10 15
White, IanIan White 25 2 2 4 5 4
Bertuzzi, ToddTodd Bertuzzi 7 2 1 3 3 2
Quincey, KyleKyle Quincey 36 1 2 3 7 18
Samuelsson, MikaelMikael Samuelsson 4 0 1 1 −3 0
Colaiacovo, CarloCarlo Colaiacovo 6 0 1 1 −4 2
DeKeyser, DannyDanny DeKeyser 11 0 1 1 4 2
Helm, DarrenDarren Helm 1 0 0 0 0 2
Mursak, JanJan Mursak 2 0 0 0 0 4
Sheahan, RileyRiley Sheahan 1 0 0 0 0 0
Huskins, KentKent Huskins

|| 11 || 0 || 0 || 0 || −3 || 4

Playoffs
Player GP G A Pts +/- PIM
Zetterberg, HenrikHenrik Zetterberg 14 4 8 12 3 8
Cleary, DanielDaniel Cleary 14 4 6 10 −1 2
Datsyuk, PavelPavel Datsyuk 14 3 6 9 2 4
Brunner, DamienDamien Brunner 14 5 4 9 2 4
Filppula, ValtteriValtteri Filppula 14 2 4 6 −4 4
Franzen, JohanJohan Franzen 14 4 2 6 −7 8
Kindl, JakubJakub Kindl 14 1 4 5 4 10
Smith, BrendanBrendan Smith 14 2 3 5 −3 10
Andersson, JoakimJoakim Andersson 14 1 4 5 2 10
Nyquist, GustavGustav Nyquist 14 2 3 5 3 2
Ericsson, JonathanJonathan Ericsson 14 0 3 3 2 2
Eaves, PatrickPatrick Eaves 13 1 2 3 −1 4
Abdelkader, JustinJustin Abdelkader 12 2 1 3 4 33
Samuelsson, MikaelMikael Samuelsson 5 1 1 2 −1 2
Kronwall, NiklasNiklas Kronwall 14 0 2 2 −1 4
Quincey, KyleKyle Quincey 14 0 2 2 −3 12
Miller, DrewDrew Miller 6 1 1 2 1 2
Colaiacovo, CarloCarlo Colaiacovo 9 0 1 1 3 2
Emmerton, CoryCory Emmerton 13 0 1 1 −2 4
Bertuzzi, ToddTodd Bertuzzi 6 0 0 0 −2 2
Tootoo, JordinJordin Tootoo 1 0 0 0 0 2
Lashoff, BrianBrian Lashoff 3 0 0 0 0 0
DeKeyser, DannyDanny DeKeyser 2 0 0 0 0 0

Goaltenders
Regular Season
Player GP GS TOI W L OT GA GAA SA SV% SO G A PIM
Howard, JimmyJimmy Howard 42 42 2445:44 21 13 7 87 2.13 1,129 .923 5 0 1 0
Gustavsson, JonasJonas Gustavsson 7 4 349:15 2 2 1 17 2.92 140 .879 0 0 1 2
Mrazek, PetrPetr Mrazek 2 2 119:09 1 1 0 4 2.02 51 .922 0 0 0 0
Goaltenders
Playoffs
Player GP GS TOI W L GA GAA SA SV% SO G A PIM
Howard, JimmyJimmy Howard 14 14 859:28 7 7 35 2.44 461 .924 1 0 0 2

Denotes player spent time with another team before joining the Red Wings. Stats reflect time with the Red Wings only.
Traded mid-season
Bold/italics denotes franchise record

Awards and records[edit | edit source]

Awards[edit | edit source]

Regular season
Player Award Awarded
Jimmy Howard[3] NHL First Star of the Week April 29, 2013
Henrik Zetterberg[3] NHL Second Star of the Week April 29, 2013

Records[edit | edit source]

24 consecutive home wins

Milestones[edit | edit source]

Regular season
Player Milestone Reached
Brian Lashoff 1st Career NHL Game
1st Career NHL Goal
January 21, 2013
Damien Brunner 1st Career NHL Goal
1st Career NHL Point
January 22, 2013
Kent Huskins 300th Career NHL Game January 22, 2013
Damien Brunner 1st Career NHL Assist January 27, 2013
Daniel Cleary 500th Career NHL Game February 2, 2013
Jimmy Howard 200th Career NHL Game February 2, 2013
Todd Bertuzzi 1,100th Career NHL Game February 7, 2013
Petr Mrazek 1st Career NHL Game
1st Career NHL Win
February 7, 2013
Tomas Tatar 1st Career NHL Assist February 7, 2013
Niklas Kronwall 50th Career NHL Goal February 9, 2013
Jordin Tootoo 500th Career NHL Game February 15, 2013
Joakim Andersson 1st Career NHL Goal
1st Career NHL Assist
1st Career NHL Point
February 15, 2013
Brian Lashoff 1st Career NHL Assist February 17, 2013
Drew Miller 300th Career NHL Game February 27, 2013
Cory Emmerton 100th Career NHL Game March 13, 2013
Patrick Eaves 400th career NHL Game March 16, 2013
Pavel Datsyuk 250th Career NHL Goal
500th Career NHL Assist
March 22, 2013
Henrik Zetterberg 700th Career NHL Game March 24, 2013
Niklas Kronwall 500th Career NHL Game March 25, 2013
Ian White 500th Career NHL Game March 31, 2013
Johan Franzen 500th Career NHL Game March 31, 2013
Henrik Zetterberg 400th Career NHL Assist April 11, 2013
Danny DeKeyser 1st Career NHL Assist
1st Career NHL Point
April 14, 2013
Johan Franzen 300th Career NHL Point April 14, 2013
Valtteri Filppula 100th Career NHL Goal April 25, 2013
Playoffs
Player Milestone Reached
Danny DeKeyser 1st Career NHL Playoff Game April 30, 2013
Jakub Kindl 1st Career NHL Playoff Assist April 30, 2013
Gustav Nyquist 1st Career NHL Playoff Goal May 2, 2013
Damien Brunner 1st Career NHL Playoff Goal May 2, 2013
Brian Lashoff 1st Career NHL Playoff Game May 4, 2013
Mikael Samuelsson 100th Career NHL Playoff Game May 4, 2013
Joakim Andersson 1st Career NHL Playoff Assist May 6, 2013
Brendan Smith 1st Career NHL Playoff Goal
1st Career NHL Playoff Assist
May 6, 2013
Gustav Nyquist 1st Career NHL Playoff Assist May 6, 2013
Pavel Datsyuk 100th Career NHL Playoff Point May 10, 2013
Valtteri Filppula 100th Career NHL Playoff Game May 18, 2013
Cory Emmerton 1st Career NHL Playoff Assist May 20, 2013
Jakub Kindl 1st Career NHL Playoff Goal May 23, 2013
Johan Franzen 100th Career NHL Playoff Game May 25, 2013
Joakim Andersson 1st Career NHL Playoff Goal May 27, 2013

Final roster[edit | edit source]

Updated April 27, 2013.[4]

# Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Birthplace
8 Flag of the United States Abdelkader, JustinJustin Abdelkader C L 26 2005 Muskegon, Michigan
18 Flag of Sweden Andersson, JoakimJoakim Andersson C L 24 2007 Munkedal, Sweden
44 Flag of Canada Bertuzzi, ToddTodd Bertuzzi RW L 38 2009 Sudbury, Ontario
24 Flag of Switzerland Brunner, DamienDamien Brunner C R 26 2013 Kloten, Switzerland
71 Flag of Canada Cleary, DanielDaniel Cleary W L 34 2005 Carbonear, Newfoundland and Labrador
28 Flag of Canada Colaiacovo, CarloCarlo Colaiacovo D L 30 2013 Toronto, Ontario
13 Flag of Russia Datsyuk, PavelPavel Datsyuk

 (A)

C L 34 1998 Sverdlovsk, Soviet Union
65 Flag of the United States DeKeyser, DannyDanny DeKeyser D L 22 2013 Detroit, Michigan
17 Flag of Canada Eaves, PatrickPatrick Eaves RW R 28 2010 Calgary, Alberta
25 Flag of Canada Emmerton, CoryCory Emmerton C L 25 2006 St. Thomas, Ontario
52 Flag of Sweden Ericsson, JonathanJonathan Ericsson D L 29 2002 Karlskrona, Sweden
41 Flag of Finland Filppula, IlariIlari Filppula C L 31 2010 Vantaa, Finland
93 Flag of Sweden Franzen, JohanJohan Franzen LW L 33 2004 Vetlanda, Sweden
50 Flag of Sweden Gustavsson, JonasJonas Gustavsson G L 28 2012 Danderyd, Sweden
43 Flag of Canada Helm, DarrenDarren Helm C L 26 2005 St. Andrews, Manitoba
35 Flag of the United States Howard, JimmyJimmy Howard G L 29 2003 Ogdensburg, New York
4 Flag of the Czech Republic Kindl, JakubJakub Kindl D L 26 2005 Šumperk, Czechoslovakia
55 Flag of Sweden Kronwall, NiklasNiklas Kronwall

 (A)

D L 32 2000 Stockholm, Sweden
23 Flag of the United States Lashoff, BrianBrian Lashoff D L 22 2008 Albany, New York
20 Flag of the United States Miller, DrewDrew Miller LW L 29 2009 Dover, New Jersey
34 Flag of the Czech Republic Mrazek, PetrPetr Mrazek G L 21 2010 Ostrava, Czechoslovakia
39 Flag of Slovenia Mursak, JanJan Mursak LW R 25 2006 Maribor, Yugoslavia
14 Flag of Sweden Nyquist, GustavGustav Nyquist LW L 23 2008 Halmstad, Sweden
27 Flag of Canada Quincey, KyleKyle Quincey D L 27 2012 Kitchener, Ontario
37 Flag of Sweden Samuelsson, MikaelMikael Samuelsson

RW R 43 2012 Mariefred, Sweden
15 Flag of Canada Sheahan, RileyRiley Sheahan C L 21 2010 St. Catharines, Ontario
2 Flag of Canada Smith, BrendanBrendan Smith D L 24 2007 Toronto, Ontario
21 Flag of Slovakia Tatar, TomasTomas Tatar LW L 22 2009 Ilava, Czechoslovakia
22 Flag of Canada Tootoo, JordinJordin Tootoo RW R 30 2012 Churchill, Manitoba
40 Flag of Sweden Zetterberg, HenrikHenrik Zetterberg

 (C)

C/LW L 32 1999 Njurunda, Sweden

Transactions[edit | edit source]

The Red Wings have been involved in the following transactions during the 2012–13 season.

Trades[edit | edit source]

Date
Details
June 10, 2012[5] To San Jose Sharks
Brad Stuart[lower-alpha 1]
To Detroit Red Wings
Andrew Murray[lower-alpha 2]
Conditional 7th-round pick in 2014[lower-alpha 3]
March 30, 2013[6] To Philadelphia Flyers
Kent Huskins
To Detroit Red Wings
Conditional 7th-round pick in 2014[lower-alpha 4]

Free agents signed[edit | edit source]

Player Former team Contract terms Ref
Jonas Gustavsson Winnipeg Jets 2 years, $3 million [1]
Damien Brunner EV Zug 1 year, $925,000 [2]
Mikael Samuelsson Florida Panthers 2 years, $6 million [3]
Jordin Tootoo Nashville Predators 3 years, $5.7 million [4]
Carlo Colaiacovo St. Louis Blues 2 years, $5 million [5]
Kent Huskins St. Louis Blues 1 year, $750,000 [6]
Danny DeKeyser Western Michigan University 2 years, $1.85 million entry-level contract [7]
Jared Coreau Northern Michigan University 3 years, $2.3775 million entry-level contract [8]

Free agents lost[edit | edit source]

Player New team Contract terms Ref
Jiri Hudler Calgary Flames 4 years, $16 million [9]
Chris Conner Phoenix Coyotes 1 year, $650,000 [10]
Andrew Murray St. Louis Blues 1 year, $600,000 [11]

Lost via waivers[edit | edit source]

Player New team Date claimed off waivers Ref
Joey MacDonald Calgary Flames February 11, 2013 [12]

Lost via retirement[edit | edit source]

Player Ref
Nicklas Lidstrom [13]
Tomas Holmstrom

Player signings[edit | edit source]

Player Date Contract terms
Darren Helm[14] June 19, 2012 4 years, $8.5 million
Max Nicastro[15] July 3, 2012 2 years, $1.225 million entry-level contract
Marek Tvrdon[15] July 3, 2012 3 years, entry-level contract
Kyle Quincey[16] July 18, 2012 2 years, $7.55 million
Martin Frk[17] July 31, 2012 3 years, $2.1025 million entry-level contract
Tomas Jurco[18] August 7, 2012 3 years, $2.1275 million entry-level contract
Justin Abdelkader[19] September 14, 2012 4 years, $7.2 million
Nick Jensen[20] May 2, 2013 2 years, $1.53 million entry-level contract
Mattias Backman[21] May 21, 2013 3 years, $2.1525 million entry-level contract
Alexey Marchenko[22] May 30, 2013 3 years, $2 million entry-level contract
Pavel Datsyuk[23] June 18, 2013 3 years, $22.5 million contract extension
Jakub Kindl[24] June 29, 2013 4 years, $9.6 million contract extension
Drew Miller[24] June 29, 2013 3 years, $4.05 million contract extension

Draft picks[edit | edit source]

Main article: 2012 NHL Entry Draft

The Detroit Red Wings' picks at the 2012 NHL Entry Draft, held in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on June 22 & 23, 2012.

Round # Player Pos Nationality College/Junior/Club Team (League)
2 49 Martin Frk RW  Czech Halifax Mooseheads (QMJHL)
3 80 Jake Paterson G  Canada Saginaw Spirit (OHL)
4 110 Andreas Athanasiou C/LW  Canada London Knights (OHL)
5 140 Michael McKee D  Canada Lincoln Stars (USHL)
6 170 James De Haas D  Canada Toronto Lakeshore Patriots (OJHL)
7 200 Rasmus Bodin LW  Sweden Ostersunds IK (Division 1)
Draft notes

See also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

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