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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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EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 WSH 52 39 9 4 171 117 82
2 FLA 54 32 16 6 150 122 70
3 NYR 54 31 18 5 153 135 67
4 NYI 53 29 18 6 150 131 64
5 DET 54 28 18 8 136 132 64
6 BOS 54 29 19 6 153 146 64
7 TBL 53 29 20 4 140 127 62
8 PIT 53 27 19 7 138 135 61
9 NJD 55 27 21 7 122 123 61
10 MTL 55 27 24 4 147 145 58
11 PHI 53 24 20 9 127 138 57
12 CAR 54 24 21 9 130 142 57
13 OTT 56 25 25 6 157 173 56
14 CBJ 56 22 28 6 140 173 50
15 BUF 55 21 28 6 125 151 48
16 TOR 52 19 24 9 120 144 47

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
D. Larkin 53 18 20 26 38
H. Zetterberg 54 10 27 4 37
T. Tatar 53 16 17 0 33
G. Nyquist 54 14 16 0 30
P. Datsyuk 39 8 21 13 29
J. Abdelkader 54 14 13 -3 27
M. Green 46 4 17 -7 21
N. Kronwall 45 3 14 -10 17
B. Richards 40 5 11 7 16
D. DeKeyser 50 7 8 13 15
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
P. Mrazek 21 10 4 .934 1.94
J. Howard 7 8 4 .904 2.89