To celebrate one of the NHL’s longest-standing rivalries, the Toronto Maple Leafs and Detroit Red Wings unveiled the rosters for the 2017 Rogers NHL Centennial Classic TM Alumni Game today. The showdown will be played outdoors on December 31, 2016 at Exhibition Stadium as part of the Toronto Maple Leafs Centennial celebration.
With the help of Maple Leafs alumnus Darcy Tucker and Red Wings alumnus Kris Draper, the rosters were announced on Sportsnet’s Hockey Central At Noon, and include inductees of the Hockey Hall of Fame, 50-goal scorers and many fan favourites. The rosters are:
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DETROIT RED WINGS
Alumni from these storied hockey clubs last met during a doubleheader on December 31, 2013 as part of the Hockeytown Winter Festival in Detroit, Michigan. The Detroit Red Wings Alumni swept the Toronto Maple Leafs Alumni, winning the first matchup 5-4 and the second, 6-5.
As a special Centennial Season celebration and to mark its 50th anniversary, fans in attendance will also witness the Toronto Maple Leafs honour the 1967 Stanley Cup winning team during the game in a must-see moment.
Tickets to the matchup between some of the greatest Maple Leafs and Red Wings of all-time start at $26.25 CAD and are available now on NHL.com/CentennialAlumniTickets
For more information on the Toronto Maple Leafs Centennial Celebration, visit mapleleafs.com/centennial.