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Wings ramp up efforts to 'thank' fans

Giveaways and prizes await fans at Joe Louis Arena this season

Friday, 01.18.2013 / 3:30 PM ET / Press Release
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Wings ramp up efforts to \'thank\' fans

DETROIT – The Red Wings are back! And as a way to say ‘Thanks for Sticking with Us’ the Original Six franchise plans to celebrate the extraordinary passion and support of their loyal fans.

At the opener on Tuesday, January 22, fans at The Joe, along with fans that follow the club via traditional and online media, will have a chance to win prizes including a trip to a Red Wings’ road game, autographed Wings merchandise, televisions courtesy of Fox Sports Detroit, tablets courtesy of AT&T, gift cards from Kroger and Tim Hortons, glow wands for all guests and VIP gift packs from Motor City Casino Hotel and much more.

On opening night, fans will be treated with 50 percent discounts on sodas and draft beers.  Thirty percent off Red Wings merchandise is available for all three January games.

Other ‘thank you’ initiatives planned include the free kids prize wheel, featuring a variety of Red Wings items for children and a wide-range of media and partner ticket promotions, including ‘Unlock The Joe’ where two lucky fans will have the opportunity to open The Joe for the start of the regular-season.

All 24 home games will be either promotional or giveaway nights for fans, and special ticket offers to students and families will be available again this season. Local students can receive discounts through “Student Rush”, the last-minute ticket offers for students, who can text “rush” to 21732. Families will also like the Meijer Coke Zero Family Packs, where, for $54, fans can get two tickets, two hot dogs and two sodas to select home games. And for those Internet and social media savvy fans, the Wings and Ticketmaster will offer free ticket forwarding and print-at-home, and the Wings’ ‘Social Saturday’ specials will be available all season long.

The Wings offered “Fee Free” ticket purchasing for a two day period for all tickets purchased through DetroitRedWings.com, Ticketmaster.com, the JLA box office or by calling 313-396-7575.

Fans can also purchase the wildly-popular $9 seats (maximum of four tickets to a maximum of four games), which go on sale this Saturday at 12 p.m. at the JLA box office only. The $9 tickets are available for all 24 regular-season home games, while quantities last.

The Wings’ players and coaches, who have been busy preparing for the start of the season, welcomed fans to free open practices at Plymouth’s Compuware Arena and JLA this week.

More than 4,000 exuberant fans jammed the 3,505-seat Compuware Arena to cheer on the Red Wings at their scrimmage this week.

Even while Red Wings’ hockey was silenced, the organization remained quite active in the community. Since September, JLA has hosted a dozen open-skating parties and the team’s marketing department has conducted more than 100 free school assembly visits to local grade schools, where they’ve helped educators and parents reinforce the importance of healthy lifestyles.

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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 WSH 51 38 9 4 166 114 80
2 FLA 53 31 16 6 143 118 68
3 NYR 53 30 18 5 150 135 65
4 TBL 52 29 19 4 138 123 62
5 BOS 52 28 18 6 151 137 62
6 DET 53 27 18 8 133 131 62
7 PIT 52 27 18 7 138 132 61
8 NYI 51 27 18 6 143 127 60
9 NJD 54 26 21 7 120 122 59
10 CAR 54 24 21 9 130 142 57
11 MTL 54 26 24 4 143 143 56
12 OTT 54 25 23 6 153 166 56
13 PHI 51 23 19 9 121 133 55
14 BUF 53 21 26 6 120 139 48
15 TOR 51 19 23 9 117 140 47
16 CBJ 54 21 28 5 135 168 47

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
D. Larkin 52 18 20 26 38
H. Zetterberg 53 9 27 3 36
T. Tatar 52 16 17 -1 33
G. Nyquist 53 14 15 -2 29
P. Datsyuk 38 8 20 12 28
J. Abdelkader 53 14 13 -3 27
M. Green 46 4 17 -7 21
N. Kronwall 45 3 14 -10 17
B. Richards 39 5 11 7 16
D. DeKeyser 49 6 8 12 14
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
P. Mrazek 20 10 4 .933 1.97
J. Howard 7 8 4 .904 2.89