Kris Draper

19 May 1997:  Right wing Darren McCarty of the Detroit Red wings trips over center Peter Forsberg of the Colorado Avalanche during a playoff game at the Joe Louis Arena in Detroit, Michigan.  The Red wings won the game 2-1. (Photo by Robert Laberg)

17 Years Later, A Look Back At The Greatest Fight In Red Wings History

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.

CBS Detroit–03/26/2014

NEWARK, NJ - DECEMBER 11:  Kris Draper #33 of the Detroit Red Wings skates against the New Jersey Devils at the Prudential Center on December 11, 2010 in Newark, New Jersey. The Red Wings defeated the the Devils 4-1.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Kris Draper And Wendel Clark Talk Alumni Showdown

The Winter Classic will be played in Michigan Stadium on January 1st.

97.1 The Ticket–11/04/2013

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Former Red Wings Encourage Kids To Get Fit

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.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/10/2013

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Red Wings Help Make Goal for Salvation Army Tuesday, Dec. 11

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.

97.1 The Ticket–12/07/2012

DENVER - DECEMBER 27:  Goalie Chris Osgood #30 of the Detroit Red Wings is congratulated by Kris Draper #33 and his teammates after he earned his 400th win with a victory over the Colorado Avalanche at the Pepsi Center on December 27, 2010 in Denver, Colorado. Osgood collected 46 saves as the Red Wings defeated the Avalanche 4-3 in overtime.  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Wings Alumni Hold Game To Benefit Fallen Officer O’Rourke

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.

CBS Detroit–12/04/2012

DETROIT - MAY 6: Kris Draper #33 of the Detroit Red Wings looks on the San Jose Sharks in Game Four of the Western Conference Semifinals during the 2011 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs on May 6, 2011 at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Kris Draper To Visit Rochestor Hills’ Brookfield Academy On Tuesday

Detroit Red Wings four-time Stanley Cup champion Kris Draper will visit Brookfield Academy in Rochester Hills, Mich., on Tuesday, Oct. 16

97.1 The Ticket–10/15/2012

UNIONDALE, NY - JANUARY 12:  Kirk Maltby #18 of the Detroit Red Wings skates with the puck during the game against the New York Islanders at the Nassau Coliseum on January 12, 2010 in Uniondale, New York.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Kirk Maltby Victorious In Third Round Of Operation: Bobblehead – Alumni Edition

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

97.1 The Ticket–08/20/2012

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Fithian’s Fab Five 7-27-11

I’m glad Kris Draper is retiring. I loved the grind-line but we can all see it was time to go.

97.1 The Ticket–07/27/2011

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Red Wings’ Draper Announces Retirement

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.

97.1 The Ticket–07/27/2011

Kris Draper. (File Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Draper: “I Loved Everything About The Game”

Kris Draper loved playing hockey, and he loved playing for the Detroit Red Wings.

97.1 The Ticket–07/27/2011