1975: The Red Wings claim goalie Eddie Giacomin off waivers from the New York Rangers.


1989: Detroit deals Petr Kilma, Joe Murphy, Adam Graves and Jeff Sharples to Edmonton for Jimmy Carson, Kevin McClelland, and a 1991 draft pick.



1948: Gordie Howe makes his NHL All-Star Game debut. Howe wore No. 11 and picked up a major penalty as a result of a fight with Toronto’s Gus Mortson. It is the first, and only, fight in All-Star Game history.


4 1995: Red Wings defenseman Jamie Pushor records his first NHL point in the Wings’ 5-1 win over Dallas.




1942: Carl Liscombe scores three goals and adds four assists in the Wings’ 12-5 victory over the New York Rangers.



1973: The Red Wings trade Gary Bergman to Minnesota for Ted Harris.

2006: Former Red Wings Steve Yzerman, Reed Larson, Red Berenson and Marcel Dionne receive the prestigious Lester Patrick Award for outstanding service to hockey in the U.S. Red Wings Trophy Winners

2015: Henrik Zetterberg scored his 300th goal in a 2-1 win at Toronto, becoming, at the time, the fifth player in franchise history to have 300 goals, 500 assists and 800 points, joining Gordie Howe, Alex Delvecchio, Steve Yzerman and Sergei Fedorov.


7 1973: Alex Delvecchio is named the Red Wings new head coach. All-time Coaching Records



1991: Jimmy Carson records his 400th NHL career point in the Wings’ 5-4 win at Washington.

1954: Center Metro Prystai is dealt to Chicago for right wing Lorne Davis.

2009: Red Wings' great Steve Yzerman takes his rightful place in hockey history as he's inducted in to the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto. Former Wings Brett Hull and Luc Robitaille are also in the Class of 2009.

1963: Gordie Howe scores career goal No. 545, surpassing Maurice Richard as the NHL’s all-time leader.

1991: The Red Wings retire the uniform numbers of Alex Delvecchio (10) and Ted Lindsay (7). Wings in the Rafters

1991: Red Wings defenseman Mark Howe records his 500th assist of his NHL career.

1991: Detroit’s Jimmy Carson registers his 200th career NHL assist in the Wings’ 5-4 victory at Calgary.

1992: Steve Yzerman scores the 400th goal of his career in the Red Wings’ 8-0 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins.

1966: Gordie Howe becomes the NHL’s all-time goal scoring leader, including playoffs.  It was Howe’s 627th goal, surpassing the mark of 626 set by Maurice Richard.

1927: Jack Adams takes over as coach and general manager of the Detroit franchise. All-time Coaching Records | All-time General Managers

1938: Sid Abel plays in his first NHL game, as the Wings lose 2-0 to the New York Rangers.

1977: In a game played at Olympia Stadium, the Red Wings destroy the St. Louis Blues, 10-1, in Detroit’s most lopsided victory of the season.

1990: Steve Yzerman scores three goals to lead the Wings to an 8-4 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs.

1926: The Detroit franchise plays its first game ever, losing to the Boston Bruins 2-0.  The game was played in Windsor, Ontario while the team awaited completion of the Olympia Stadium.

1976: Detroit’s left wing Dan Maloney registers a hat trick as the Wings defeat the Cleveland Barons, 5-2.

1975: The Red Wings acquire J.P. Leblanc from the Chicago Blackhawks for a 1977 second-round draft pick.

1996: Steve Yzerman moves ahead of Alex Delvecchio and into second place on Detroit’s all-time points list as he registers one goal and two assists in a 6-1 win at San Jose.

1927: The Detroit Cougars drop a 2-1 decision to the Ottawa Senators in their first ever game at Olympia Stadium.

1937: Left wing Carl Liscombe begins a nine-season career with Detroit.

1926: Detroit Cougars (before being re-named the Red Wings) recorded their first win in franchise history, 1-0, over the Black Hawks at Chicago. Frank Frederickson scored the game-winner, while Hap Holmes recorded the first shutout of his rookie season.
The Red Wings name Wayne Maxners as head coach. All-time Coaching Records
2006: Detroit's Chris Chelios became the all-time leader in games played by a U.S.- born player, when he appeared in the 1,496th game of his NHL career, a 3-2 loss to the visiting St. Louis Blues. He broke the record held by Phil Housley.

1983: An NHL record-breaking crowd of 21, 019 watch the Wings defeat the Pittsburgh Penguins, 7-4, at Joe Louis Arena.

2015: Pavel Datsyuk entered an exclusive club after scoring his 300th career goal in a 3-2 overtime loss to Boston, joining Gordie Howe, Steve Yzerman, Alex Delvecchio, Sergei Fedorov and Henrik Zetterberg with 300+ goals, 500+ assists and 800+ points.

1961: Gordie Howe becomes the first player in NHL history to play in 1,000 regular-season games as the Wings played the Blackhawks in Chicago.

1960: Gordie Howe becomes the first NHL player to collect 1,000 career points as the Red Wings shutout Toronto 2-0.

1990: The Red Wings trade defenseman Lee Norwood and a fourth-round draft pick in 1992 to New Jersey for left wing Paul Ysebaert.

1938: Detroit purchases the contract of goalie Tiny Thompson from Boston.

1990: Joe Kocur scores on a penalty shot against Chicago goalie Jacques Cloutier.

1976: In a swap of defensemen, the Red Wings acquire Greg Joly from the Washington Capitals for Bryan Watson.