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Budd Lynch Veterans Suite

Budd Lynch Veterans Suite
Presented by Powerhouse Gym

The Detroit Red Wings host a group of 20 military veterans and active military members on leave in a suite at select home games since the program's inception on Nov. 5, 2009. Guests in the Budd Lynch Veterans Suite presented by Powerhouse Gym are treated to complimentary Little Caesars pizza and beverages courtesy of Coca-Cola, while enjoying the action on the ice from a great view atop Joe Louis Arena.

How to Apply


The Wings work with local military units, agencies, and nonprofit organizations to find military veterans and active members on leave for mutually agreed upon games. If you work for an organization that would like to assist with these efforts, please complete our 2015-16 Budd Lynch Veterans Suite application.

If you are a military veteran or an active military member on leave, please reach out to your local military contact to see if they are part of this program. If not, encourage them to fill out the form linked in the above paragraph. Unfortunately, we cannot accept individual requests.

Budd Lynch

The suite was named in honor of legendary public address announcer Budd Lynch, who served in the Canadian Army. As a young Major of the Essex Scottish Regiment in World War II, Lynch lost his right arm and shoulder at the hands of an enemy rocket shortly following the D-Day Invasion at Normandy. Soon after the attack, he resumed his pre-war radio career and contributed to the BBC throughout the remainder of the war. That was just the beginning of Lynch's hall of fame broadcasting career. After World War II, Lynch began his career with the Wings at Olympia Stadium in 1949 as the team’s radio play-by-play announcer and also once spent time as the Red Wings' director of publicity. He has served as the Wings' public address announcer since 1985, the same year he received the Foster Hewett Memorial Trophy from the Hockey Hall of Fame for his outstanding contributions as a hockey broadcaster. Lynch's experiences were chronicled in his autobiography entitled My Life: From Normandy to Hockeytown.

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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - WSH 82 56 18 8 252 193 120
2 x - PIT 82 48 26 8 245 203 104
3 y - FLA 82 47 26 9 239 203 103
4 x - NYR 82 46 27 9 236 217 101
5 x - NYI 82 45 27 10 232 216 100
6 x - TBL 82 46 31 5 227 201 97
7 x - PHI 82 41 27 14 214 218 96
8 x - DET 82 41 30 11 211 224 93
9 BOS 82 42 31 9 240 230 93
10 CAR 82 35 31 16 198 226 86
11 OTT 82 38 35 9 236 247 85
12 NJD 82 38 36 8 184 208 84
13 MTL 82 38 38 6 221 236 82
14 BUF 82 35 36 11 201 222 81
15 CBJ 82 34 40 8 219 252 76
16 TOR 82 29 42 11 198 246 69

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
H. Zetterberg 82 13 37 -15 50
P. Datsyuk 66 16 33 7 49
D. Larkin 80 23 22 11 45
T. Tatar 81 21 24 4 45
G. Nyquist 82 17 26 -2 43
J. Abdelkader 82 19 23 -16 42
M. Green 74 7 28 -6 35
B. Richards 68 10 18 4 28
D. Helm 77 13 13 -2 26
N. Kronwall 64 3 23 -21 26
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
P. Mrazek 27 16 6 .921 2.33
J. Howard 14 14 5 .906 2.80