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2019–20 Detroit Red Wings
Division 8th Atlantic
Conference 16th Eastern
2019–20 record 17–49–5
Home record 12–23–2
Road record 5–26–3
Goals for 145
Goals against 267
General Manager Steve Yzerman
Coach Jeff Blashill
Captain Vacant
Alternate captains Justin Abdelkader
Luke Glendening
Dylan Larkin
Frans Nielsen
Arena Little Caesars Arena
Team leaders
Goals Tyler Bertuzzi (21)
Assists Dylan Larkin (34)
Points Dylan Larkin (53)
Penalties in minutes Filip Hronek (46)
Wins Jonathan Bernier (15)
Goals against average Jonathan Bernier (2.95)

The 2019–20 Detroit Red Wings season was the 94th season for the National Hockey League (NHL) franchise that was established on September 25, 1926.[1] It was the Red Wings' third season at Little Caesars Arena.

The Red Wings were eliminated from playoff contention on February 21, 2020 following a 4–1 loss to the New York Islanders.[2] On March 10, the Red Wings clinched the worst overall record in the NHL for the first time since the 1985–86 season.[3] The season was suspended by the league officials on March 12, 2020, after several other professional and collegiate sports organizations followed suit as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.[4][5] On May 26, the NHL regular season was officially declared over with the remaining games being cancelled and the Red Wings missed the playoffs for the fourth straight year.[6] This was the first time since the 1985–86 season that the Red Wings finished with fewer than 20 wins.[7] The Red Wings also became the second team since the 2004–05 NHL lockout, and the subsequent start of the salary cap era, to finish with a sub-.300 points percentage, along with the 2016–17 Colorado Avalanche.[8][9] Their .275 points percentage was the worst for an NHL team since the 1999–2000 Atlanta Thrashers.[9]

Off-season[]

On April 19, 2019, Steve Yzerman was named executive vice president and general manager of the Red Wings. Ken Holland was retained by the organization and promoted to the team's senior vice president.[10][11] On May 7, 2019, Holland was named the general manager and president of hockey operations of the Edmonton Oilers.[12][13]

Standings[]

Detroit in action against Arizona on December 22, 2019

Detroit in action at Dallas on January 3, 2020

Divisional standings[]

2019-20 NHL Atlantic Division Standings

Pos. Team GP W L OL RW GF GA Pct.
1 Boston Bruins 70 44 14 12 38 227 174 .714
2 Tampa Bay Lightning 70 43 21 6 35 245 195 .657
3 Toronto Maple Leafs 70 36 25 9 28 238 227 .579
4 Florida Panthers 69 35 26 8 30 231 228 .565
5 Montreal Canadiens 71 31 31 9 19 212 221 .500
6 Buffalo Sabres 69 30 31 8 22 195 217 .493
7 Ottawa Senators 71 25 34 12 18 191 243 .437
8 Detroit Red Wings 71 17 49 5 13 145 267 .275

Eastern Conference[]

2019-20 NHL Eastern Conference standings

Pos. Team GP W L OL RW GF GA Pct.
1 Boston Bruins 70 44 14 12 38 227 174 .714
2 Tampa Bay Lightning 70 43 21 6 35 245 195 .657
3 Washington Capitals 69 41 20 8 31 240 215 .652
4 Philadelphia Flyers 69 41 21 7 31 232 196 .645
5 Pittsburgh Penguins 69 40 23 6 29 224 196 .623
6 Carolina Hurricanes 68 38 25 5 27 222 193 .596
7 New York Islanders 68 35 23 10 24 192 193 .588
8 Toronto Maple Leafs 70 36 25 9 28 238 227 .579
9 Columbus BlueJackets 70 33 22 15 25 180 187 .579
10 Florida Panthers 69 35 26 8 30 231 228 .565
11 New York Rangers 70 37 28 5 31 234 222 .564
12 Montreal Canadiens 71 31 31 9 19 212 221 .500
13 Buffalo Sabres 69 30 31 8 22 195 217 .493
14 New Jersey Devils 69 28 29 12 22 189 230 .493
15 Ottawa Senators 71 25 34 12 18 191 243 .437
16 Detroit Red Wings 71 17 49 5 13 145 267 .275


Schedule and results[]

Preseason[]

Regular season[]

2019–20 game log: 17–49–5 (Home: 12–23–2; Road: 5–26–3)[15]

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

Player statistics[]

Skaters[]

Regular season
Player GP G A Pts +/− PIM
Larkin, DylanDylan Larkin 71 19 34 53 −21 39
Bertuzzi, TylerTyler Bertuzzi 71 21 27 48 −23 40
Mantha, AnthonyAnthony Mantha 43 16 22 38 −7 34
Fabbri, RobbyRobby Fabbri

|| 52 || 14 || 17 || 31 || −29 || 18

Hronek, FilipFilip Hronek 65 9 22 31 −38 46
Athanasiou, AndreasAndreas Athanasiou

‡ || 46 || 10 || 14 || 24 || −45 || 26

Filppula, ValtteriValtteri Filppula 70 6 15 21 −42 24
Bowey, MadisonMadison Bowey 53 3 14 17 −16 34
Helm, DarrenDarren Helm 68 9 7 16 −6 37
Zadina, FilipFilip Zadina 28 8 7 15 −13 2
Green, MikeMike Green

‡ || 48 || 3 || 8 || 11 || −32 || 32

Glendening, LukeLuke Glendening 60 6 3 9 −29 14
Nielsen, FransFrans Nielsen 60 4 5 9 −13 8
Nemeth, PatrikPatrik Nemeth 64 1 8 9 −10 28
Cholowski, DennisDennis Cholowski 36 2 6 8 −26 6
Hirose, TaroTaro Hirose 26 2 5 7 −12 6
Daley, TrevorTrevor Daley 43 0 7 7 −22 20
Erne, AdamAdam Erne 56 2 3 5 −24 28
Ehn, ChristofferChristoffer Ehn 54 2 2 4 −21 2
Perlini, BrendanBrendan Perlini

|| 39 || 1 || 3 || 4 || −18 || 10

de la Rose, JacobJacob de la Rose

|| 16 || 1 || 3 || 4 || 3 || 4

DeKeyser, DannyDanny DeKeyser 8 0 4 4 0 4
Smith, GivaniGivani Smith 21 2 1 3 −2 9
Abdelkader, JustinJustin Abdelkader 49 0 3 3 −14 25
Biega, AlexAlex Biega 49 0 3 3 −9 24
Hicketts, JoeJoe Hicketts 6 0 2 2 −5 2
Gagner, SamSam Gagner 6 1 0 1 −1 2
Lashoff, BrianBrian Lashoff 9 0 1 1 1 6
Lindström, GustavGustav Lindström 16 0 1 1 −6 14
Ericsson, JonathanJonathan Ericsson 18 0 0 0 −12 4
McIlrath, DylanDylan McIlrath 16 0 0 0 −4 23
Svechnikov, EvgenyEvgeny Svechnikov 4 0 0 0 −1 2
Timashov, DmytroDmytro Timashov 5 0 0 0 0 0
Goloubef, CodyCody Goloubef 2 0 0 0 −1 0

Goaltenders[]

Regular season
Player GP GS TOI W L OT GA GAA SA SV% SO G A PIM
Bernier, JonathanJonathan Bernier 46 41 2,566 15 22 3 126 2.95 1,353 .907 1 0 3 4
Howard, JimmyJimmy Howard 27 27 1,372 2 23 2 96 4.20 817 .882 0 0 0 0
Comrie, EricEric Comrie

|| 3 || 2 || 127 || 0 || 2 || 0 || 9 || 4.28 || 66 || .864 || 0 || 0 || 0 || 0

Pickard, CalvinCalvin Pickard 3 1 165 0 2 0 15 5.46 74 .797 0 0 0 0

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

Awards and honours[]

Awards[]

Regular season
Player Award Awarded
Mantha, AnthonyAnthony Mantha NHL Second Star of the Week October 7, 2019[16]

Milestones[]

Regular season
Player Milestone Reached
Abdelkader, JustinJustin Abdelkader 700th career NHL game October 23, 2019[17]
Smith, GivaniGivani Smith 1st career NHL game October 25, 2019[18]
Filppula, ValtteriValtteri Filppula 500th career NHL point November 4, 2019[19]
Givani Smith 1st career NHL point
1st career NHL assist
January 7, 2020[20]
Givani Smith 1st career NHL goal January 14, 2020[21]
Nielsen, FransFrans Nielsen 300th career NHL assist January 17, 2020[22]
Larkin, DylanDylan Larkin 100th career NHL goal January 18, 2020[23]
Filppula, ValtteriValtteri Filppula 1,000th career NHL game February 1, 2020[24]
Lindström, GustavGustav Lindström 1st career NHL game February 6, 2020[25]
Fabbri, RobbyRobby Fabbri 100th career NHL point February 6, 2020[26]
Mike Green 500th career NHL point February 18, 2020[27]
Gustav Lindström 1st career NHL point
1st career NHL assist
March 6, 2020[28]
Glendening, LukeLuke Glendening 500th career NHL game March 10, 2020[29]

Transactions[]

The Red Wings have been involved in the following transactions during the 2019–20 season.

Trades[]

Date Details Ref
October 7, 2019 (2019-10-07) To Vancouver Canucks
David Pope
To Detroit Red Wings
Alex Biega
[30]
October 28, 2019 (2019-10-28) To Chicago Blackhawks
Alec Regula
To Detroit Red Wings
Brendan Perlini
[31]
November 6, 2019 (2019-11-06) To St. Louis Blues
Jacob de la Rose
To Detroit Red Wings
Robby Fabbri
[32]
November 30, 2019 (2019-11-30) To Arizona Coyotes
Vili Saarijarvi
To Detroit Red Wings
Eric Comrie
[33]
December 12, 2019 (2019-12-12) To Carolina Hurricanes
Oliwer Kaski
To Detroit Red Wings
Kyle Wood
[34]
February 24, 2020 (2020-02-24) To Edmonton Oilers
Mike Green[a]
To Detroit Red Wings
Kyle Brodziak
Conditional draft pick in 2020 or 2021
[35]
February 24, 2020 (2020-02-24) To Edmonton Oilers
Andreas Athanasiou
Ryan Kuffner
To Detroit Red Wings
Sam Gagner
2020 2nd-round pick
2021 2nd-round pick
[36]

Notes:

  • a  Detroit to retain 50% ($2.6875 million) of salary as part of trade.

Free agents[]

Date Player Team Contract term Ref
July 1, 2019 (2019-07-01) Valtteri Filppula from New York Islanders 2-year [37]
July 1, 2019 (2019-07-01) Patrik Nemeth from Colorado Avalanche 2-year [37]
July 1, 2019 (2019-07-01) Calvin Pickard from Arizona Coyotes 2-year [37]
July 1, 2019 (2019-07-01) Martin Frk to Los Angeles Kings 1-year [38]
July 1, 2019 (2019-07-01) Luke Witkowski to Tampa Bay Lightning 2-year [39]
July 1, 2019 (2019-07-01) Zachary Gallant to San Jose Sharks 1-year [40]

Retirement[]

Date Player Ref
September 3, 2019 (2019-09-03) Niklas Kronwall [41]

Waivers[]

Date Player Team Ref
February 21, 2020 (2020-02-21) Cody Goloubef from Ottawa Senators [42]
February 24, 2020 (2020-02-24) Dmytro Timashov from Toronto Maple Leafs [43]

Draft picks[]

See also: List of Detroit Red Wings draft picks

Below are the Detroit Red Wings' selections at the 2019 NHL Entry Draft, which was held on June 21 and 22, 2019, at Rogers Arena in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Round # Player Pos Nationality College/Junior/Club Team (League)
1 6 Moritz Seider D  Germany Adler Mannheim (DEL)
2 35 Antti Tuomisto D  Finland Ässät U20 (Nuorten SM-liiga)
2 541 Robert Mastrosimone LW  United States Chicago Steel (USHL)
2 602 Albert Johansson D  Sweden Färjestad BK J20 (J20 SuperElit)
3 66 Albin Grewe RW  Sweden Djurgårdens IF J20 (J20 SuperElit)
4 97 Ethan Phillips C  Canada Sioux City Musketeers (USHL)
5 128 Cooper Moore D  United States Brunswick (USHS)
6 159 Elmer Soderblom RW  Sweden Frölunda J20 (SuperElit)
6 1773 Gustav Berglund D  Sweden Frölunda J18 (J18 Elit)
7 190 Kirill Tyutyayev LW  Russia JHC Avto (MHL)
7 1914 Carter Gylander G  Canada Sherwood Park Crusaders (AJHL)

Notes:

  1. The New York Islanders' second-round pick went to the Detroit Red Wings as the result of a trade on February 26, 2018, that sent Tomas Tatar to Vegas in exchange for a first-round pick in 2018, a third-round pick in 2021 and this pick.[44]
  2. The San Jose Sharks' second-round pick went to the Detroit Red Wings as the result of a trade on February 24, 2019, that sent Gustav Nyquist to San Jose in exchange for a conditional third-round pick in 2020 and this pick (being conditional at the time of the trade).[45]
  3. The Toronto Maple Leafs' sixth-round pick went to the Detroit Red Wings as the result of a trade on June 22, 2019, that sent Columbus' fifth-round pick in 2019 (143rd overall) to Buffalo in exchange for a seventh-round pick in 2019 (191st overall) and this pick.[46]
  4. The Buffalo Sabres' seventh-round pick went to the Detroit Red Wings as the result of a trade on June 22, 2019, that sent Columbus' fifth-round pick in 2019 (143rd overall) to Buffalo in exchange for Toronto's sixth-round pick in 2019 (177th overall) and this pick.[46]

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