Detroit Red Wings
Clear Bag Policy 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

  • RSS

Toast your favorite Red Wings

This year, fans have unique opportunity to bid in exclusive, one-of-a-kind Wings' gear

Thursday, 10.31.2013 / 2:36 PM ET / News
By Andrea Nelson  - Editorial Assistant |
Share with your Friends

Toast your favorite Red Wings

DETROIT – Yzerman, Lidstrom, Osgood, Konstantinov, Datsyuk, Shanahan – just a few names of the many Red Wings that have skated at Joe Louis Arena.

In just a few weeks, Hockeytown fans will have an opportunity to stand where they’ve lifted the Stanley Cup and raised banners into the rafters at the 14th annual Toast of Hockeytown, presented by ITC Holdings Corp.

For one night, the ice at Joe Louis Arena will be blanketed in carpet, as guests at Toast of Hockeytown will have the opportunity to rub elbows with the entire Red Wings team. The event will feature over 80 wines, specialty tequilas and vodkas, and food stations from some of Detroit’s finest restaurants in an elegant fall-themed atmosphere.

“What’s really special about this event is that the entire Red Wings team is there and it’s taking place on the covered ice surface of Joe Louis Arena, which you can’t always get in,” said Lynsie DeLoss Estes, director of the Detroit Red Wings Foundation. “It’s not a common thing that you can come down and walk on the ice and hang out with the entire team. It’s a really good opportunity for Red Wings of the past and present to mingle with their fans.”

Toast of Hockeytown will welcome returning food vendors Iridescence, Melting Pot of Troy, Just Baked and chefs from Olympia Entertainment for the evening’s festivities. Tim Hortons Café and Bake Shop will make specialty pumpkin donuts to contribute to the event’s fall theme, and guests will also be able to enjoy spiked warm cider and live entertainment throughout the night.

The most popular events of Toast of Hockeytown are the live and silent auctions, which give guests opportunities to bid on an assortment of unique and exclusive items. The silent auction will feature more than 70 items, including a complete game-used gear set from goalie Jimmy Howard; a Winter Classic jersey autographed by the Red Wings team; a paradise package to the Cayman Islands; and several different trips to beautiful Traverse City.

The live auction will feature the ultimate road trip on Red Bird III to a Red Wings road game and an once-in-a-lifetime celebration with Nicklas Lidstrom. The Lidstrom package will include a meet-and-greet with the Red Wings’ legend after Detroit’s practice on March 5; an autographed stick and skates from Lidstrom’s final season; and two tickets to Lidstrom Night at The Joe on March 6.

All proceeds from the event will go directly to the Detroit Red Wings Foundation, an affiliate of Ilitch Charities with a mission to fund and grow the sport of hockey. The foundation contributes to various organizations throughout Detroit that focus on youth hockey and education.

“One of the premier programs of the foundation is the Red Wings School Assembly Program,” DeLoss Estes said. “The School Assembly Program team visits 115 schools a year and focuses on exercise and healthy living. New to the program this year, the assembly is addressing the growing issue of bullying. It’s a really interactive and energetic show that even includes a shootout between the students and their teachers. It’s important for us to not only teach the kids about the sport of hockey, but also how to live a healthy and active lifestyle.”

Toast of Hockeytown is a unique and exciting experience for all who attend, as it gives guests the opportunity to mingle with Red Wings’ greats, and in doing so support an even greater cause.

The 14th annual Toast of Hockeytown will take place on Nov. 13 from 6-9 p.m.

Individual tickets to attend the event are available for $200 and can be purchased at or by calling 313-471-7579. Cameras are permitted at the event, and guests must be 21 years of age or older to attend.




1 MTL 23 17 4 2 83 50 36
2 NYR 22 16 4 2 66 42 34
3 WSH 21 15 5 1 66 47 31
4 OTT 22 12 5 5 70 61 29
5 PIT 21 13 8 0 48 49 26
6 BOS 21 12 8 1 68 61 25
7 NYI 22 11 8 3 62 53 25
8 DET 22 11 8 3 51 55 25
9 TBL 23 11 9 3 54 49 25
10 NJD 21 11 9 1 49 51 23
11 FLA 21 8 9 4 54 55 20
12 CAR 22 8 10 4 46 61 20
13 PHI 22 7 10 5 38 62 19
14 TOR 22 7 10 5 49 58 19
15 BUF 22 8 12 2 45 59 18
16 CBJ 23 9 14 0 57 72 18


H. Zetterberg 22 4 14 -2 18
D. Larkin 22 8 7 11 15
T. Tatar 22 7 8 -1 15
G. Nyquist 22 7 5 -1 12
J. Abdelkader 22 5 7 -4 12
T. Pulkkinen 21 6 5 2 11
M. Green 16 1 6 -7 7
N. Kronwall 22 0 7 -8 7
R. Sheahan 22 3 3 -6 6
J. Kindl 17 2 3 3 5
P. Mrazek 6 4 2 .931 2.21
J. Howard 5 4 1 .917 2.34 is the official Web site of the Detroit Red Wings. Detroit Red Wings and 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 | Terms of Use | Site Map