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2017–18 Detroit Red Wings · NHL
Division 5th Atlantic
Conference 13th Eastern
2017–18 record 30–39–13
Home record 16–16–9
Road record 14–23–4
Goals for 217
Goals against 255
General Manager Ken Holland
Coach Jeff Blashill
Captain Henrik Zetterberg
Alternate captains Justin Abdelkader
Niklas Kronwall
Arena Little Caesars Arena
Average attendance 19,515 (100%)
Total: 800,115
Team leaders
Goals Anthony Mantha (24)
Assists Dylan Larkin (47)
Points Dylan Larkin (63)
Penalties in minutes Justin Abdelkader (78)
Wins Jimmy Howard (22)
Goals against average Jimmy Howard (2.85)

The 2017–18 Detroit Red Wings season was the 92nd season for the National Hockey League (NHL) franchise that was established on September 25, 1926.[1] It was also the Red Wings' first season at Little Caesars Arena. The team missed the playoffs for the second year in a row, marking the first time since 1979–80 that the Red Wings missed the playoffs multiple seasons in a row.

StandingsEdit

Divisional standingsEdit

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Conference standingsEdit

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Schedule and resultsEdit

PreseasonEdit

Regular seasonEdit

2017–18 game log: 30–39–13 (Home: 16–16–9; Road: 14–23–4)[3]

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

Player statisticsEdit

SkatersEdit

Regular season
Player GP G A Pts +/− PIM
Larkin, DylanDylan Larkin 82 16 47 63 −9 61
Zetterberg, HenrikHenrik Zetterberg 82 11 45 56 1 14
Mantha, AnthonyAnthony Mantha 80 24 24 48 −1 52
Nyquist, GustavGustav Nyquist 82 21 19 40 −2 20
Abdelkader, JustinJustin Abdelkader 75 13 22 35 −11 78
Nielsen, FransFrans Nielsen 79 16 17 33 1 14
Athanasiou, AndreasAndreas Athanasiou 71 16 17 33 −15 16
Green, MikeMike Green 66 8 25 33 −14 38
Helm, DarrenDarren Helm 75 13 18 31 3 39
Tatar, TomasTomas Tatar

|| 62 || 16 || 12 || 28 || −8 || 24

Kronwall, NiklasNiklas Kronwall 79 4 23 27 −14 36
Frk, MartinMartin Frk 68 11 14 25 −14 14
Bertuzzi, TylerTyler Bertuzzi 48 7 17 24 −7 39
Glendening, LukeLuke Glendening 69 11 8 19 −14 17
Daley, TrevorTrevor Daley 77 9 7 16 −5 36
Jensen, NickNick Jensen 81 0 15 15 −8 27
Ericsson, JonathanJonathan Ericsson 81 3 10 13 −7 47
DeKeyser, DannyDanny DeKeyser 65 6 6 12 2 28
Ouellet, XavierXavier Ouellet 45 0 7 7 −3 6
Booth, DavidDavid Booth 28 4 1 5 −5 10
Svechnikov, EvgenyEvgeny Svechnikov 14 2 2 4 −2 8
Witkowski, LukeLuke Witkowski 31 1 3 4 −1 68
Hicketts, JoeJoe Hicketts 5 0 3 3 5 0
Wilson, ScottScott Wilson

|| 17 || 0 || 0 || 0 || −1 || 0

Turgeon, DominicDominic Turgeon 3 0 0 0 −1 2

GoaltendersEdit

Regular season
Player GP GS TOI W L OT GA GAA SA SV% SO G A PIM
Howard, JimmyJimmy Howard 60 57 3,368 22 27 9 160 2.85 1,770 .910 0 0 0 6
Mrazek, PetrPetr Mrazek

|| 22 || 18 || 1,184 || 8 || 7 || 3 || 57 || 2.89 || 573 || .910 || 3 || 0 || 0 || 0

Coreau, JaredJared Coreau 7 7 381 0 5 1 27 4.26 176 .867 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

Awards and honoursEdit

MilestonesEdit

Regular season
Player Milestone Reached
Frk, MartinMartin Frk 1st career NHL goal
1st career NHL assist
1st career NHL point
October 5, 2017
Green, MikeMike Green 300th career NHL assist October 5, 2017
Howard, JimmyJimmy Howard 200th career NHL win October 5, 2017
Ouellet, XavierXavier Ouellet 100th career NHL game October 12, 2017
Daley, TrevorTrevor Daley 900th career NHL game October 16, 2017
Glendening, LukeLuke Glendening 300th career NHL game October 16, 2017
Helm, DarrenDarren Helm 500th career NHL game October 18, 2017
Tatar, TomasTomas Tatar 100th career NHL goal October 18, 2017
Kronwall, NiklasNiklas Kronwall 800th career NHL game October 20, 2017
Nielsen, FransFrans Nielsen 700th career NHL game November 5, 2017
Tomáš Tatar 200th career NHL point November 6, 2017
Frans Nielsen 400th career NHL point November 28, 2017
Larkin, DylanDylan Larkin 100th career NHL point December 2, 2017
Mantha, AnthonyAnthony Mantha 100th career NHL game December 11, 2017
Bertuzzi, TylerTyler Bertuzzi 1st career NHL assist
1st career NHL point
December 27, 2017
Nyquist, GustavGustav Nyquist 100th career NHL goal December 31, 2017
Dylan Larkin 200th career NHL game January 5, 2018
Zetterberg, HenrikHenrik Zetterberg 600th career NHL assist January 5, 2018
Turgeon, DominicDominic Turgeon 1st career NHL game January 14, 2018
Tyler Bertuzzi 1st career NHL goal January 14, 2018
Hicketts, JoeJoe Hicketts 1st career NHL game January 22, 2018
Tomáš Tatar 400th career NHL game February 13, 2018
Witkowski, LukeLuke Witkowski 1st career NHL goal February 17, 2018
Henrik Zetterberg 100th career NHL power-play goal February 24, 2018
Svechnikov, EvgenyEvgeny Svechnikov 1st career NHL goal
1st career NHL point
March 20, 2018
Joe Hicketts 1st career NHL assist
1st career NHL point
March 27, 2018
Niklas Kronwall 400th career NHL point March 27, 2018
Evgeny Svechnikov 1st career NHL assist March 29, 2018
Abdelkader, JustinJustin Abdelkader 100th career NHL goal April 7, 2018


Suspensions/fines Edit

Player Explanation Length Salary Date issued
Luke Witkowski Returning to the ice to take part in an altercation after being escorted off by an official 10 games $40,322.58 November 16, 2017[4]
Justin Abdelkader Spearing New York Islanders defenseman Scott Mayfield in New York on Tuesday, December 19, 2017, at 19:17 of the first period. $5,000.00 December 20, 2017[5]

TransactionsEdit

TradesEdit

Date Details Ref
July 1, 2017 To Calgary Flames
Conditional 7th-round pick in 2018
To Detroit Red Wings
Tom McCollum
[6]
October 21, 2017 To New York Rangers
Ryan Sproul
To Detroit Red Wings
Matt Puempel
[7]
October 21, 2017 To Pittsburgh Penguins
Riley Sheahan
5th-round pick in 2018
To Detroit Red Wings
Scott Wilson
3rd-round pick in 2018
[8]
December 4, 2017 To Buffalo Sabres
Scott Wilson
To Detroit Red Wings
5th-round pick in 2019
[9]
February 19, 2018 To Philadelphia Flyers
Petr Mrazek[a]
To Detroit Red Wings
Conditional 4th-round pick in 2018
Conditional 3rd-round pick in 2019
[10]
February 26, 2018 To Vegas Golden Knights
Tomas Tatar
To Detroit Red Wings
1st-round pick in 2018
2nd-round pick in 2019
3rd-round pick in 2021
[11]

Notes:

  • a  Detroit to retain 50% ($2 million) of salary as part of trade.

Free agents acquiredEdit

Date Player Former team Contract terms
(in U.S. dollars)
Ref
July 1, 2017 (2017-07-01) Trevor Daley Pittsburgh Penguins 3-year, $9.53 million [12]
Luke Witkowski Tampa Bay Lightning 2-year, $1.5 million [13]
Turner Elson San Antonio Rampage 1-year, $650,000 [14]
October 2, 2017 (2017-10-02) David Booth Avangard Omsk 1-year, $700,000 [15]
October 3, 2017 (2017-10-03) Kaden Fulcher Hamilton Bulldogs 3-year, $2.15 million entry-level contract [16]
May 21, 2018 (2018-05-21) Patrik Rybar Mountfield HK 1-year, $925,000 entry-level contract [17]

Free agents lostEdit

Date Player New team Contract terms
(in U.S. dollars)
Ref
July 1, 2017 (2017-07-01) Mitch Callahan Edmonton Oilers 2-year, $1.4 million [18]
Edward Pasquale 1-year, $700,000
July 26, 2017 (2017-07-26) Jake Paterson Milwaukee Admirals 2-year, $1.4 million [19]
May 1, 2018 (2018-05-01) Matej Machovsky Sparta Praha 3-year [20]
June 18, 2018 (2018-06-18) Turner Elson Grand Rapids Griffins 1-year [21]

Player signingsEdit

Date Player Contract terms
(in U.S. dollars)
Ref
June 27, 2017 (2017-06-27) Ben Street 1-year, $650,000 contract extension [22]
June 29, 2017 (2017-06-29) Brian Lashoff 2-year, $1.3 million contract extension [23]
Dylan McIlrath 2-year, $1.3 million contract extension
July 3, 2017 (2017-07-03) Xavier Ouellet 2-year, $2.5 million contract extension [24]
July 18, 2017 (2017-07-18) Martin Frk 1-year, $650,000 contract extension [25]
July 21, 2017 (2017-07-21) Tomas Tatar 4-year, $21.2 million contract extension [26]
August 5, 2017 (2017-08-05) Michael Rasmussen 3-year, $2.775 million entry-level contract [27]
September 5, 2017 (2017-09-05) Robbie Russo 2-year, $1.3 million contract extension [28]
October 21, 2017 (2017-10-21) Andreas Athanasiou 1-year, $1.3875 million contract extension [29]
May 7, 2018 (2018-05-07) David Pope 2-year, $2.875 million entry-level contract [30]
May 25, 2018 (2018-05-25) Gustav Lindstrom 3-year, $2.775 million entry-level contract [31]

Draft picksEdit

See also: List of Detroit Red Wings draft picks

Below are the Detroit Red Wings' selections at the 2017 NHL Entry Draft, which was held on June 23–24, 2017 at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois.

Round # Player Pos Nationality College/Junior/Club Team (League)
1 9 Michael Rasmussen C Flag of Canada.svg.png Canada Tri-City Americans (WHL)
2 38 Gustav Lindstrom D Flag of Sweden.png Sweden Almtuna IS (Allsvenskan)
3 711 Kasper Kotkansalo D Flag of Finland.png Finland Sioux Falls Stampede (USHL)
3 792 Lane Zablocki C Flag of Canada.svg.png Canada Red Deer Rebels (WHL)
3 833 Zach Gallant C Flag of Canada.svg.png Canada Peterborough Petes (OHL)
3 884 Keith Petruzzelli G Flag of the United States.png United States Muskegon Lumberjacks (USHL)
4 100 Malte Setkov D Flag of Denmark.png Denmark Malmö Redhawks (J20 SuperElit)
5 131 Cole Fraser D Flag of Canada.svg.png Canada Peterborough Petes (OHL)
6 162 John Adams RW Flag of the United States.png United States Fargo Force (USHL)
6 1645 Reilly Webb D Flag of Canada.svg.png Canada Hamilton Bulldogs (OHL)
7 193 Brady Gilmour C Flag of Canada.svg.png Canada Saginaw Spirit (OHL)
Draft notes
  1. The Florida Panthers' third-round pick went to the Detroit Red Wings as the result of a trade on March 1, 2017 that sent Thomas Vanek to Florida in exchange for Dylan McIlrath and this pick (being conditional at the time of the trade).[32] The condition – Detroit will receive a third-round pick in 2017 if Florida fails to qualify for the 2017 Stanley Cup playoffs – was converted on March 30, 2017.[33]
  2. The Toronto Maple Leafs' third-round pick went to the Detroit Red Wings as compensation for Toronto hiring Mike Babcock as their head coach on May 20, 2015.[34]
  3. The New York Rangers' third-round pick went to the Detroit Red Wings as the result of a trade on February 28, 2017 that sent Brendan Smith to New York in exchange for Ottawa's second-round pick in 2018 and this pick.[35]
  4. The Chicago Blackhawks' third-round pick went to the Detroit Red Wings as the result of a trade on February 24, 2017 that sent Tomas Jurco to Chicago in exchange for this pick.[36]
  5. The Florida Panthers' sixth-round pick went to the Detroit Red Wings as the result of a trade on February 27, 2016 that sent Jakub Kindl to Florida in exchange for this pick.[37]

ReferencesEdit

  1. National Hockey League (2013). The National Hockey League Official Guide & Record Book/2014. Diamond Sports Data, Inc., 57. ISBN 978-1-894801-26-3. 
  2. DiFilippo, Alex (June 8, 2017). Red Wings release 2017-18 preseason schedule. Detroit Red Wings. Retrieved on June 8, 2017.
  3. Kujawa, Kyle (June 22, 2017). Red Wings reveal schedule for Inaugural Season at Little Caesars Arena. Detroit Red Wings. Retrieved on June 22, 2017.
  4. Witkowski suspended 10 games for actions in Red Wings game against Flames. National Hockey League (November 16, 2017). Retrieved on November 16, 2017.
  5. Abdelkader fined for spearing in Red Wings game against Islanders. National Hockey League (December 20, 2017). Retrieved on December 20, 2017.
  6. Kujawa, Kyle (July 1, 2017). Red Wings acquire goaltender Tom Mccollum from Calgary. Detroit Red Wings. Retrieved on July 1, 2017.
  7. Kujawa, Kyle (October 21, 2017). Detroit acquires Matt Puempel from New York Rangers. Detroit Red Wings. Retrieved on October 21, 2017.
  8. Kujawa, Kyle (October 21, 2017). Scott Wilson and third-round draft pick acquired from Pittsburgh. Detroit Red Wings. Retrieved on October 21, 2017.
  9. Detroit acquires fifth-round pick from Buffalo for Scott Wilson (December 4, 2017). Retrieved on December 4, 2017.
  10. Red Wings acquire conditional draft picks from Philadelphia for Mrazek (February 19, 2018). Retrieved on February 19, 2018.
  11. Red Wings acquire trio of picks from Vegas for Tomas Tatar (February 26, 2018). Retrieved on February 26, 2018.
  12. Kujawa, Kyle (July 1, 2017). Red Wings sign free agent defenseman Trevor Daley. Detroit Red Wings. Retrieved on July 1, 2017.
  13. Kujawa, Kyle (July 1, 2017). Detroit adds defenseman Luke Witkowski. Detroit Red Wings. Retrieved on July 1, 2017.
  14. Kujawa, Kyle (July 1, 2017). Red Wings agree to terms with forward Turner Elson. Detroit Red Wings. Retrieved on July 1, 2017.
  15. Kujawa, Kyle (October 2, 2017). Red Wings sign David Booth to one-year contract. Detroit Red Wings. Retrieved on October 2, 2017.
  16. Kujawa, Kyle (October 3, 2017). Detroit signs Goaltender Kaden Fulcher to entry-level deal. Detroit Red Wings. Retrieved on October 3, 2017.
  17. Red Wings add free agent goaltender Patrik Rybar. Detroit Red Wings (May 21, 2018). Retrieved on May 21, 2018.
  18. "Oilers sign seven". Edmonton Oilers (July 1, 2017). Retrieved on July 1, 2017.
  19. "Admirals Sign Paterson to AHL Deal". Milwaukee Admirals. Retrieved on August 10, 2017.
  20. PRVNÍ VELKÁ POSILA: BRANKÁŘ MATĚJ MACHOVSKÝ (Czech). hcsparta.cz (May 1, 2018). Retrieved on June 11, 2019.
  21. Griffins Re-Sign Elson and Shine. griffinshockey.com (June 18, 2018). Retrieved on June 11, 2019.
  22. Kujawa, Kyle (June 27, 2017). Detroit extends Ben Street. Detroit Red Wings. Retrieved on June 27, 2017.
  23. Kujawa, Kyle (June 29, 2017). Lashoff and Mcilrath signed to two-year contract extensions. Detroit Red Wings. Retrieved on June 29, 2017.
  24. Kujawa, Kyle (July 3, 2017). Red Wings and Ouellet agree to terms on two-year deal. Detroit Red Wings. Retrieved on July 3, 2017.
  25. Kujawa, Kyle (July 18, 2017). Red Wings re-sign winger Martin Frk. Detroit Red Wings. Retrieved on July 21, 2017.
  26. Kujawa, Kyle (July 21, 2017). Red Wings and Tatar agree to four-year-deal. Detroit Red Wings. Retrieved on July 21, 2017.
  27. Kujawa, Kyle (August 5, 2017). Detroit agrees to terms with 2017 first-round pick Michael Rasmussen. Detroit Red Wings. Retrieved on August 5, 2017.
  28. Kujawa, Kyle (September 5, 2017). Red Wings agree to terms with defenseman Robbie Russo. Detroit Red Wings. Retrieved on September 5, 2017.
  29. Red Wings agree in principle with Andreas Athanasiou. Detroit Red Wings (October 21, 2017). Retrieved on October 22, 2017.
  30. Red Wings sign David Pope to entry-level deal. Detroit Red Wings (May 7, 2018). Retrieved on May 8, 2018.
  31. Red Wings agree to terms with Gustav Lindstrom on entry-level deal. Detroit Red Wings (May 25, 2018). Retrieved on May 25, 2018.
  32. Kujawa, Kyle (March 1, 2017). Red Wings acquire pick and defenseman for Vanek. Detroit Red Wings. Retrieved on March 1, 2017.
  33. Panthers eliminated from playoff contention with loss to Canadiens (March 30, 2017). Retrieved on May 31, 2017.
  34. Mike Babcock hired by Maple Leafs as coach. National Hockey League (May 20, 2015). Retrieved on May 31, 2017.
  35. Kujawa, Kyle (February 28, 2017). Defenseman Brendan Smith traded to New York Rangers. Detroit Red Wings. Retrieved on May 31, 2017.
  36. Kujawa, Kyle (February 24, 2017). Third-round pick acquired from Blackhawks for Jurco. Detroit Red Wings. Retrieved on May 31, 2017.
  37. Kujawa, Kyle (February 27, 2016). Red Wings trade Kindl to Panthers. Detroit Red Wings. Retrieved on May 31, 2017.
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