Detroit Red Wings DetroitRedWings.com presented by AT&T
2015-16 Ticket Plans Available Follow @DetroitRedWings on Twitter! Follow the Red Wings on Facebook! Follow @DetroitRedWings on Instagram! Follow OfficialDRW on Snapchat! Get Red Wings Email Updates Get Red Wings Text Updates Get the Detroit Red Wings Official Mobile App
 

Wings' Facebook page hits 500K followers

Monday, 04.18.2011 / 5:37 PM ET / Press Release
By Rick Bowness  - Public Relations Coordinator
X
Share with your Friends


Wings\' Facebook page hits 500K followers
DETROIT -- The official Facebook page of the Red Wings surpassed the 500,000 mark in total followers this past weekend, making the reigning Central Division champs the sixth National Hockey League team to reach the half-million mark on the popular social networking website.
 
“We’re very pleased with the growth our social media outlets have seen this season,” says Red Wings director of marketing Rob Mattina. “In addition to more than doubling the number of Facebook followers we have, our official Twitter feed has become one of the most popular accounts in the NHL and serves as an outstanding conduit between the club and our fans. Vehicles such as these allow us to interact with our fans in a very direct and meaningful manner, and we will continue to explore new and exciting ways to engage our ever-growing audience and provide them with top-notch content and promotions.”
 
Detroit began the 2010-11 season with just over 200,000 followers on Facebook, with that number dramatically increasing in size in recent months thanks to a variety of integrated promotions with companies like AT&T and DMC as well as innovative endeavors such as the current ‘Create Your Moment’ viral video campaign, which has already attracted significant attention on the Red Wings’ official YouTube channel. Five Detroit players have also been a worldwide trending topic on Twitter this season – forwards Darren Helm (3/28/11), Mike Modano (3/21/11), Johan Franzen (2/2/11) and Pavel Datsyuk (10/8/10) as well as goaltender Chris Osgood (12/27/10). The Red Wings’ official Twitter feed currently has over 50,000 followers, making it by far the most popular account of any of Detroit ’s four major professional sports franchises.
 
As part of their ongoing commitment to social media, the Red Wings held a pair of ‘Tweet-Up’ gatherings in Boston and Nashville earlier this season, reserved exclusively for the team’s Facebook/Twitter followers in each city. Each event attracted more than 100 nonresident citizens of Hockeytown and gave fans the opportunity to meet and interact with their fellow Red Wings devotees. Furthermore, the team’s ongoing ‘DMC Social Media Fan of the Day’ contest has drawn submissions from over 2,000 fans in 15 countries, making it one of the most popular and diverse hockey-based promotions Web 2.0 has yet produced.
 
More information on the Red Wings’ social media efforts can be obtained by visiting the team’s official website at DetroitRedWings.com.

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - NYR 82 53 22 7 248 187 113
2 y - MTL 82 50 22 10 214 184 110
3 x - TBL 82 50 24 8 259 206 108
4 x - WSH 82 45 26 11 237 199 101
5 x - NYI 82 47 28 7 245 224 101
6 x - DET 82 43 25 14 231 211 100
7 x - OTT 82 43 26 13 232 208 99
8 x - PIT 82 43 27 12 217 204 98
9 BOS 82 41 27 14 209 201 96
10 FLA 82 38 29 15 198 213 91
11 CBJ 82 42 35 5 227 248 89
12 PHI 82 33 31 18 212 223 84
13 NJD 82 32 36 14 176 209 78
14 CAR 82 30 41 11 183 219 71
15 TOR 82 30 44 8 206 257 68
16 BUF 82 23 51 8 153 269 54

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
H. Zetterberg 77 17 49 -6 66
P. Datsyuk 63 26 39 12 65
T. Tatar 82 29 27 6 56
G. Nyquist 82 27 27 -11 54
J. Abdelkader 71 23 21 3 44
N. Kronwall 80 9 35 -4 44
R. Sheahan 79 13 23 -3 36
D. Helm 75 15 18 7 33
D. DeKeyser 80 2 29 11 31
S. Weiss 52 9 16 -2 25
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
J. Howard 23 13 11 .910 2.44
P. Mrazek 16 9 2 .918 2.38

DetroitRedWings.com is the official Web site of the Detroit Red Wings. Detroit Red Wings and DetroitRedWings.com are trademarks of the Detroit Red Wings. NHL, the NHL Shield and the word mark NHL Winter Classic are registered trademarks and Original Six is a trademark of the National Hockey League. All NHL logos and marks and NHL team logos and marks as well as all other proprietary materials depicted herein are the property of the NHL and the respective NHL teams and may not be reproduced without the prior written consent of NHL Enterprises, L.P. Copyright © 1999-2015 Detroit Red Wings and the National Hockey League. All Rights Reserved.
© NHL 2015. All Rights Reserved.

 
Advertise/SponsorshipsOlympia Entertainment | Code of Conduct | Privacy Policy | AdChoices | Employment | Contact Us | NHL.com Terms of Use | Site Map