The rivalry between the Red Wings and the Avalanche, who combined for five Stanley Cups in seven years, hit a boiling point March 26, 1997.
The Winter Classic will be played in Michigan Stadium on January 1st.
Former Detroit Red Wings champ Kris Draper suited up as a goalie on Thursday for a one-on-one against his former linemate Kirk Maltby.
Continuing a Red Kettle Campaign tradition, Detroit Red Wings alumni and staff will serve as Red Kettle bell ringers at four metro Detroit retail locations, competing against each other to see who can raise the most money to help those in need.
Former NHL players will include Joe Kocur, Darren McCarty, Kirk Maltby, Kris Draper, Dino Ciccarelli, Larry Murphy, Igor Larionov and honorary coaches Ted Lindsay and Bill Gadsby, Chris Osgood, Jiri Fischer, John Ogrodnick and Mickey Redmond.
Detroit Red Wings four-time Stanley Cup champion Kris Draper will visit Brookfield Academy in Rochester Hills, Mich., on Tuesday, Oct. 16
Following in the footsteps of his fellow ‘Grind Line’ member Kris Draper, four-time Stanley Cup champion Kirk Maltby has emerged victorious from the latest round of voting in Operation: Bobblehead
I’m glad Kris Draper is retiring. I loved the grind-line but we can all see it was time to go.
In an announcement that shocked nobody, Red Wings center Kris Draper announced his retirement on Tuesday, hanging up his skates after 20 seasons, the last 17 in Detroit.
Kris Draper loved playing hockey, and he loved playing for the Detroit Red Wings.