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2014–15 Detroit Red Wings · NHL
Division 3rd Atlantic
Conference 6th Eastern
2014–15 record 43–25–14
Home record 22–10–9
Road record 21–15–5
Goals for 235
Goals against 221
General Manager Ken Holland
Coach Mike Babcock
Captain Henrik Zetterberg
Alternate captains Pavel Datsyuk
Niklas Kronwall
Arena Joe Louis Arena
Average attendance 20,027 (100%)
Total: 821,107[1]
Team leaders
Goals Tomas Tatar (29)
Assists Henrik Zetterberg (49)
Points Henrik Zetterberg (66)
Penalties in minutes Kyle Quincey (77)
Wins Jimmy Howard (23)
Goals against average Petr Mrazek (2.38)

The 2014–15 Detroit Red Wings season was the 89th season for the National Hockey League (NHL) franchise that was established on September 25, 1926.[2]

Off-seasonEdit

On May 23, 2014, it was announced that restricted free agent centre Cory Emmerton had signed with HC Sochi of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL) for the 2014–15 season.[3]

On June 19, 2014, former Red Wings assistant coach, Bill Peters, was hired as the new head coach of the Carolina Hurricanes.[4] On July 15, 2014, the Red Wings hired Tony Granato as an assistant coach.[5] On July 30, 2014, the Red Wings hired Jim Hiller and Andrew Brewer as assistant coaches.[6]

On August 14, 2014, the Red Wings signed executive vice president and general manager Ken Holland to a four-year contract extension through the end of the 2017–18 season.[7]


StandingsEdit

Divisional standingsEdit

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Conference standingsEdit

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Schedule and resultsEdit

Pre-seasonEdit

Regular seasonEdit

2014–15 Game Log

Legend:       Win (2 points)       Loss (0 points)       Overtime/shootout loss (1 point)

PlayoffsEdit

2015 Stanley Cup Playoffs

Legend:       Win       Loss

Player statisticsEdit

Skaters

Regular Season
Player GP G A Pts +/- PIM
Zetterberg, HenrikHenrik Zetterberg 77 17 49 66 −6 32
Datsyuk, PavelPavel Datsyuk 63 26 39 65 12 8
Tatar, TomasTomas Tatar 82 29 27 56 6 28
Nyquist, GustavGustav Nyquist 82 27 27 54 −11 26
Kronwall, NiklasNiklas Kronwall 80 9 35 44 −4 40
Abdelkader, JustinJustin Abdelkader 71 23 21 44 3 72
Sheahan, RileyRiley Sheahan 79 13 23 36 −3 16
Helm, DarrenDarren Helm 75 15 18 33 7 12
DeKeyser, DannyDanny DeKeyser 80 2 29 31 11 42
Weiss, StephenStephen Weiss 52 9 16 25 −2 16
Franzen, JohanJohan Franzen 33 7 15 22 −12 30
Quincey, KyleKyle Quincey 73 3 15 18 10 77
Jurco, TomasTomas Jurco 63 3 15 18 6 14
Glendening, LukeLuke Glendening 82 12 6 18 5 34
Ericsson, JonathanJonathan Ericsson 82 3 12 15 −5 70
Miller, DrewDrew Miller 82 5 8 13 −3 25
Kindl, JakubJakub Kindl 35 5 8 13 2 22
Smith, BrendanBrendan Smith 76 4 9 13 −2 68
Zidlicky, MarekMarek Zidlicky

|| 21 || 3 || 8 || 11 || −2 || 14

Andersson, JoakimJoakim Andersson 68 3 5 8 −4 22
Pulkkinen, TeemuTeemu Pulkkinen 31 5 3 8 5 10
Cole, ErikErik Cole

|| 11 || 3 || 3 || 6 || −2 || 0

Ouellet, XavierXavier Ouellet 21 2 1 3 4 2
Cleary, DanielDaniel Cleary 17 1 1 2 −4 6
Lashoff, BrianBrian Lashoff 11 0 2 2 4 6
Marchenko, AlexeiAlexei Marchenko 13 1 1 2 1 2
Ferraro, LandonLandon Ferraro 3 1 0 1 1 0
Nestrasil, AndrejAndrej Nestrasil

|| 13 || 0 || 2 || 2 || −3 || 4

Playoffs
Player GP G A Pts +/- PIM
Datsyuk, PavelPavel Datsyuk 7 3 2 5 −3 2
Ericsson, JonathanJonathan Ericsson 7 0 4 4 0 8
Tatar, TomasTomas Tatar 7 3 1 4 −3 2
Zetterberg, HenrikHenrik Zetterberg 7 0 3 3 −4 8
Quincey, KyleKyle Quincey 7 0 3 3 −1 4
Helm, DarrenDarren Helm 7 0 3 3 −3 4
Sheahan, RileyRiley Sheahan 7 2 1 3 −1 2
Glendening, LukeLuke Glendening 7 2 1 3 1 8
Kronwall, NiklasNiklas Kronwall 6 0 2 2 −1 4
Miller, DrewDrew Miller 7 1 1 2 −1 2
Abdelkader, JustinJustin Abdelkader 5 0 2 2 −1 6
Andersson, JoakimJoakim Andersson 7 1 1 2 1 2
Nyquist, GustavGustav Nyquist 7 1 1 2 −2 2
Jurco, TomasTomas Jurco 7 1 1 2 −1 2
DeKeyser, DannyDanny DeKeyser 7 1 0 1 −4 12
Weiss, StephenStephen Weiss 2 0 0 0 −1 0
Zidlicky, MarekMarek Zidlicky 6 0 0 0 0 4
Kindl, JakubJakub Kindl 1 0 0 0 −1 0
Smith, BrendanBrendan Smith 5 0 0 0 1 6
Ferraro, LandonLandon Ferraro 7 0 0 0 −2 2
Marchenko, AlexeiAlexei Marchenko 3 0 0 0 −3 0

Goaltenders
Regular Season
Player GP GS TOI W L OT GA GAA SA SV% SO G A PIM
Howard, JimmyJimmy Howard 53 50 2971 23 13 11 121 2.44 1350 .910 2 0 1 2
Mrazek, PetrPetr Mrazek 29 26 1585 16 9 2 63 2.38 768 .918 3 0 0 0
Gustavsson, JonasJonas Gustavsson 7 6 351 3 3 1 15 2.56 168 .911 1 0 0 2
McCollum, TomTom McCollum 2 0 66 1 0 0 1 0.91 25 .960 0 0 0 0
Goaltenders
Playoffs
Player GP GS TOI W L GA GAA SA SV% SO G A PIM
Mrazek, PetrPetr Mrazek 7 7 398 3 4 14 2.11 186 .925 2 0 0 0
Howard, JimmyJimmy Howard 1 0 20 0 0 1 3.00 12 .917 0 0 0 0

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

Final rosterEdit

Updated April 24, 2015.[8]

# Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Birthplace
8 Flag of the United States Abdelkader, JustinJustin Abdelkader LW L 28 2005 Muskegon, Michigan
18 Flag of Sweden Andersson, JoakimJoakim Andersson C L 26 2007 Munkedal, Sweden
11 Flag of Canada.svg Cleary, DanielDaniel Cleary RW L 36 2005 Carbonear, Newfoundland
72 Flag of the United States Cole, ErikErik Cole LW L 36 2015 Oswego, New York
13 Flag of Russia Datsyuk, PavelPavel Datsyuk

 (A)

C L 36 1998 Sverdlovsk, Soviet Union
65 Flag of the United States DeKeyser, DannyDanny DeKeyser D L 24 2013 Clay Township, Michigan
52 Flag of Sweden Ericsson, JonathanJonathan Ericsson D L 31 2002 Karlskrona, Sweden
29 Flag of Canada.svg Ferraro, LandonLandon Ferraro C R 23 2010 Trail, British Columbia
93 Flag of Sweden Franzen, JohanJohan Franzen RW L 35 2004 Vetlanda, Sweden
41 Flag of the United States Glendening, LukeLuke Glendening C R 26 2013 Grand Rapids, Michigan
50 Flag of Sweden Gustavsson, JonasJonas Gustavsson G L 30 2012 Danderyd, Sweden
43 Flag of Canada.svg Helm, DarrenDarren Helm C L 28 2005 St. Andrews, Manitoba
35 Flag of the United States Howard, JimmyJimmy Howard G L 31 2003 Ogdensburg, New York
26 Flag of Slovakia Jurco, TomasTomas Jurco RW L 22 2011 Košice, Czechoslovakia
4 Flag of the Czech Republic Kindl, JakubJakub Kindl D L 28 2005 Šumperk, Czechoslovakia
55 Flag of Sweden Kronwall, NiklasNiklas Kronwall

 (A)

D L 34 2000 Stockholm, Sweden
47 Flag of Russia Marchenko, AlexeiAlexei Marchenko D R 23 2011 Moscow, Russia
20 Flag of the United States Miller, DrewDrew Miller LW L 31 2009 Dover, New Jersey
34 Flag of the Czech Republic Mrazek, PetrPetr Mrazek G L 23 2010 Ostrava, Czechoslovakia
14 Flag of Sweden Nyquist, GustavGustav Nyquist RW L 25 2008 Halmstad, Sweden
27 Flag of Canada.svg Quincey, KyleKyle Quincey D L 29 2012 Kitchener, Ontario
15 Flag of Canada.svg Sheahan, RileyRiley Sheahan C L 23 2010 St. Catharines, Ontario
2 Flag of Canada.svg Smith, BrendanBrendan Smith D L 26 2007 Etobicoke, Ontario
21 Flag of Slovakia Tatar, TomasTomas Tatar LW L 24 2009 Ilava, Czechoslovakia
90 Flag of Canada.svg Weiss, StephenStephen Weiss C L 32 2013 Toronto, Ontario
40 Flag of Sweden Zetterberg, HenrikHenrik Zetterberg

 (C)

C/LW L 34 1999 Njurunda, Sweden
28 Flag of the Czech Republic Zidlicky, MarekMarek Zidlicky D R 38 2015 Most, Czechoslovakia

Notable achievementsEdit

AwardsEdit

Regular Season
Player Award Awarded
Datsyuk, PavelPavel Datsyuk NHL Second Star of the Week[9] November 3, 2014
Tatar, TomasTomas Tatar NHL Second Star of the Week[10] November 24, 2014
Datsyuk, PavelPavel Datsyuk NHL First Star of the Week[11] December 8, 2014
Howard, JimmyJimmy Howard NHL All-Star game selection[12] January 10, 2015
Tatar, TomasTomas Tatar NHL Second Star of the Week[13] January 19, 2015

MilestonesEdit

Regular Season
Player Milestone Reached
Nestrasil, AndrejAndrej Nestrasil 1st Career NHL Game October 9, 2014
Nyquist, GustavGustav Nyquist 100th Career NHL Game October 15, 2014
Kronwall, NiklasNiklas Kronwall 600th Career NHL Game October 21, 2014
Andrej Nestrasil 1st Career NHL Assist
1st Career NHL Point
October 25, 2014
Helm, DarrenDarren Helm 300th Career NHL Game October 29, 2014
Howard, JimmyJimmy Howard 300th Career NHL Game November 18, 2014
Abdelkader, JustinJustin Abdelkader 100th Career NHL Point November 18, 2014
Ouellet, XavierXavier Ouellet 1st Career NHL Assist
1st Career NHL Point
November 22, 2014
Weiss, StephenStephen Weiss 400th Career NHL Point November 24, 2014
Xavier Ouellet 1st Career NHL Goal November 28, 2014
Mrazek, PetrPetr Mrazek 1st Career NHL Shootout Win November 28, 2014
Babcock, MikeMike Babcock 500th Career NHL Win December 6, 2014
Cleary, DanielDaniel Cleary 600th Career NHL Game with Detroit December 13, 2014
Darren Helm 50th Career NHL Goal December 31, 2014
Zetterberg, HenrikHenrik Zetterberg 800th Career NHL Game January 7, 2015
McCollum, TomTom McCollum 1st Career NHL Win January 18, 2015
Pulkkinen, TeemuTeemu Pulkkinen 1st Career NHL Goal
1st Career NHL Point
January 20, 2015
Justin Abdelkader 50th Career NHL Goal February 5, 2015
Gustav Nyquist 100th Career NHL Point February 5, 2015
Marchenko, AlexeiAlexei Marchenko 1st Career NHL Point February 21, 2015
Miller, DrewDrew Miller 400th Career NHL Game with Detroit February 28, 2015
Alexei Marchenko 1st Career NHL Goal February 28, 2015
Zidlicky, MarekMarek Zidlicky 400th Career NHL Point April 2, 2015
Ferraro, LandonLandon Ferraro 1st Career NHL Goal
1st Career NHL Point
April 11, 2015
Playoffs
Player Milestone Reached
Landon Ferraro 1st Career NHL Playoff Game April 16, 2015
Alexei Marchenko 1st Career NHL Playoff Game April 16, 2015
Petr Mrazek 1st Career NHL Playoff Game
1st Career NHL Playoff Win
April 16, 2015
Tomas Jurco 1st Career NHL Playoff Goal
1st Career NHL Playoff Point
April 16, 2015
Niklas Kronwall 100th Career NHL Playoff Game April 18, 2015
Tomas Tatar 1st Career NHL Playoff Goal
1st Career NHL Playoff Point
April 18, 2015
Riley Sheahan 1st Career NHL Playoff Goal
1st Career NHL Playoff Point
April 21, 2015
Tomas Tatar 1st Career NHL Playoff Assist April 21, 2015
Petr Mrazek 1st Career NHL Playoff Shutout April 21, 2015
Tomas Jurco 1st Career NHL Playoff Assist April 23, 2015
Riley Sheahan 1st Career NHL Playoff Assist April 23, 2015

TransactionsEdit

The Red Wings have been involved in the following transactions during the 2014–15 season:

Trades Edit

Date
Details
June 28, 2014[14] To Columbus Blue Jackets
3rd-round pick in 2014
3rd-round pick in 2015
To Detroit Red Wings
EDM's 3rd-round pick in 2014
March 1, 2015[15] To Dallas Stars
Mattias Backman
Mattias Janmark
2nd-round pick in 2015
To Detroit Red Wings
Erik Cole
Conditional 3rd-round pick in 2015
March 2, 2015[16] To New Jersey Devils
Conditional 3rd-round pick in 2016
To Detroit Red Wings
Marek Zidlicky

Free agents acquired Edit

Date Player Former team Contract terms
(in U.S. dollars)
Ref
July 1, 2014 Kevin Porter Buffalo Sabres 1 year, $600,000 [17]
July 1, 2014 Andy Miele Phoenix Coyotes 1 year, $600,000 [18]

Free agents lost Edit

Date Player New team Contract terms
(in U.S. dollars)
Ref
July 1, 2014 Cory Emmerton Sochinskiye Leopardy (KHL) 1 year [19]
July 1, 2014 David Legwand Ottawa Senators 2 years, $6 million [20]
October 7, 2014 Jordin Tootoo New Jersey Devils 1 year, $550,000 [21]

Lost via waiversEdit

Player New team Date claimed off waivers Ref
Andrej Nestrasil Carolina Hurricanes November 20, 2014 [22]


Player signingsEdit

Date Player Contract terms
(in U.S. dollars)
Ref
June 27, 2014 Jonas Gustavsson 1 year, $1.85 million contract extension [23]
July 1, 2014 Riley Sheahan 2 years, $1.9 million contract extension [24]
July 1, 2014 Petr Mrazek 1 year, $737,500 contract extension [25]
July 2, 2014 Kyle Quincey 2 years, $8.5 million [26]
July 10, 2014 Daniel Cleary 1 year, $1.5 million [27]
July 11, 2014 Tom McCollum 1 year, $600,000 [28]
July 17, 2014 Mitch Callahan 1 year, $555,000 [29]
July 17, 2014 Andrej Nestrasil 1 year, $550,000
July 25, 2014 Landon Ferraro 1 year, $550,000 [30]
July 28, 2014 Tomas Tatar 3 years, $8.25 million [31]
September 16, 2014 Danny DeKeyser 2 years, $4.375 million [32]
September 24, 2014 Joe Hicketts 3 years, entry-level contract [33]
October 17, 2014 Tyler Bertuzzi 3 years, entry-level contract [34]
May 9, 2015 Dominic Turgeon 3 years, entry-level contract [35]
May 21, 2015 Dylan Larkin 3 years, entry-level contract [36]
June 15, 2015 Axel Holmstrom 3 years, entry-level contract [37]

Suspensions/fines Edit

Player Explanation Length Salary Date issued
Gustav Nyquist Diving/Embellishment during NHL Game No. 529 in Boston on Monday, December 29, 2014, at 15:55 of the second period. $2,000.00 January 7, 2015[38]
Niklas Kronwall Charging Tampa Bay Lightning forward Nikita Kucherov during Game Six of the First Round of the Eastern Conference series in Detroit on Monday, April 27, 2015, at 18:55 of the second period. 1 game N/A April 28, 2015[39]

Draft picksEdit

See also: List of Detroit Red Wings draft picks

The 2014 NHL Entry Draft was held on June 27–28, 2014 at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Round # Player Pos Nationality College/Junior/Club Team (League)
1 15 Dylan Larkin C Flag of the United States.png USA USA U-18 (USHL)
3 63 Dominic Turgeon C Flag of the United States.png USA Portland Winterhawks (WHL)
4 106 Christoffer Ehn C Flag of Sweden.png Sweden Frölunda HC (J20 SuperElit)
5 136 Chase Perry G Flag of the United States.png USA Wenatchee Wild (NAHL)
6 166 Julius Vahatalo LW Flag of Finland.png Finland HC TPS (SM-liiga)
7 196 Axel Holmstrom C Flag of Sweden.png Sweden Skellefteå AIK (SHL)
7 201[a] Alexander Kadeikin C Flag of Russia.png Russia Atlant Moscow Oblast (KHL)
Draft notes
  • Detroit's second-round pick will go to the Nashville Predators, as the result of a trade on March 5, 2014, that sent David Legwand to Detroit, in exchange for Patrick Eaves, Calle Jarnkrok, and this pick (being conditional at the time of the trade).[40] The condition – Nashville will receive a second-round pick in 2014 if Detroit qualifies for the 2014 Stanley Cup playoffs – was converted on April 9, 2014.[41]
  • a San Jose's seventh-round pick will go to Detroit, as the result of a trade on June 10, 2012, that sent Brad Stuart to San Jose, in exchange for Andrew Murray and this pick (being conditional at the time of the trade).[42] The condition – Stuart is re-signed by San Jose for the 2012–13 season – was converted on June 18, 2012.[43]

ReferencesEdit

  1. 2014–2015 NHL Attendance – National Hockey League – ESPN. ESPN.
  2. National Hockey League (2013). The National Hockey League Official Guide & Record Book/2014. Diamond Sports Data, Inc., 57. ISBN 978-1-894801-26-3. 
  3. Red Wings' Cory Emmerton signs with KHL club after spending most of 2013-14 in Grand Rapids
  4. Hurricanes Hire Bill Peters as Head Coach
  5. Red Wings hire Granato as assistant coach
  6. Red Wings add Jim Hiller and Andrew Brewer to coaching staff
  7. Red Wings announce new four-year deal for executive vice president and general manager Ken Holland
  8. Red Wings Roster - Detroit Red Wings - Team. Detroit Red Wings. Retrieved on March 2, 2015.
  9. Tarasenko, Datsyuk and Fleury named 'Three Stars'. NHL (November 3, 2014).
  10. Hansen, Tatar and Benn named stars of the week. NHL (November 24, 2014).
  11. Datsyuk, Bobrovsky, Ekblad named stars of the week. NHL (December 8, 2014).
  12. 2015 NHL All-Star selections highlighted by three Columbus Blue Jackets. NHL (January 10, 2015).
  13. Byfuglien, Tatar and Okposo named stars of the week. NHL (January 19, 2015).
  14. Columbus Blue Jackets Select Six Players on Day Two of 2014 NHL Entry Draft
  15. Red Wings acquire Erik Cole from Dallas
  16. Red Wings acquire Zidlicky from Devils
  17. Wings add forward, Michigan native Porter
  18. Wings sign another Hobey Baker winner
  19. Cory Emmerton headed to KHL, finishing off Detroit Red Wings' disappointing 2006 draft
  20. News Release: Senators agree to terms on a two-year contract with centre David Legwand
  21. Devils sign Jordin Tootoo
  22. Hurricanes claim Nestrasil off waivers
  23. Gustavsson agrees to one-year deal
  24. Sheahan gets two-year extension
  25. Detroit signs goaltender Petr Mrazek to one-year extension
  26. Red Wings sign defenseman Kyle Quincey to two-year deal
  27. Red Wings re-sign Daniel Cleary
  28. McCollum earns one-year NHL contract
  29. Red Wings re-sign Callahan, Nestrasil
  30. Wings sign Ferraro to one-year deal
  31. Wings agree to terms with Tatar on three-year deal
  32. Red Wings agree to terms with defenseman Danny Dekeyser on two-year contract
  33. Detroit agrees to terms with Joe Hicketts
  34. Detroit signs forward Tyler Bertuzzi to three-year deal
  35. Red Wings ink Dominic Turgeon to entry-level deal
  36. Larkin, Red Wings agree to terms
  37. Detroit signs forward Axel Holmstrom to entry-level deal
  38. Wings' Nyquist fined $2,000 for diving/embellishment. NHL (January 7, 2015).
  39. Wings' Kronwall suspended one game for charging. NHL (April 28, 2015).
  40. "Predators trade pending free agent David Legwand to Red Wings", The Globe and Mail, March 5, 2014. Retrieved on May 19, 2014. 
  41. "Wings secure 23rd straight playoff spot", April 9, 2014. Retrieved on May 19, 2014. 
  42. St. James, Helene. "Red Wings trade Brad Stuart to San Jose for Andrew Murray, draft pick", June 10, 2012. Retrieved on May 19, 2014. 
  43. "Sharks ink D Stuart to three-year, $10.8 million deal", June 18, 2012. Retrieved on May 19, 2014. 
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