Detroit Red Wings Roster

Player Name Position Age Height Weight (lbs) Nation Take
Justin Abdelkader Left Wing 30 6ft 2 in 214 Abdelkader is a very effective agitator that can get opponents off their game. He skates very well, is versatile enough to play on either wing and has the two-way acumen and size to excel in the NHL. You will usually find Abdelkader in front of the net, doing what he can to score from the dirty areas. Although he does lack offensive consistency, Abdelkader can be very effective in a depth role.
Andreas Athanasiou Left Wing 23 6ft 2 in 188 Known for his lightning fast skating, Andreas Athanasiou had a breakout season in 2016/17 that saw him gracing highlight reals around the hockey world. Though he still has room to fill out his frame, Athanasiou can be very effective in all situations as he possesses the two-way acumen needed to play in every scenario. Detroit fans hope that Athanasiou can continue to develop into one of the league’s brightest stars.
David Booth Left Wing 33 6ft 0 in 212 David Booth is a cagey veteran that has made the rounds around the NHL. He possesses a strong skating ability that allows him to get in on the forecheck quickly and put up points in bunches. Though, health has been a concern for Booth (concussions) he is still effective in a depth role. While he may not be an elite playmaker, he can definitely compliment offensive playmakers will if given the opportunity.
Trevor Daley Defence 34 5ft 11 in 195 Daley, known for his athleticism, has the ability to play in all situations when he’s on his game. When stuggling, Daley can make poor decisions with the puck under pressure in the defensive zone. Though slightly undersized by NHL defenceman’s standards, he is a fastidious worker and solid all-around teammate that can log big minutes when called upon.
Danny DeKeyser Defence 27 6ft 3 in 192 Dekeyser, a highly touted college free agent, signed with his childhood favourite Detroit Red Wings and has been a mainstay on their blue line ever since. While he still needs to improve his shot and physical play, Dekeyser can excel in every area on the ice when he’s on his game. He can log big minutes in a shutdown role, possesses above average mobility, and has the potential to become a well-rounded, all situations defender.
Jonathan Ericsson Defence 33 6ft 3 in 220 While he may not always use his size effectively, Jonathan Ericsson occupies a lot of space on the Red Wings’ blue line. He can log big minutes when called upon, is known for being low maintenance, and possesses the skills required to be a shutdown d-man. At over 550 NHL games played, Ericsson has carved out a niche for himself as a defensive mainstay on Detroit’s blue line.
Martin Frk Right Wing 24 6ft 1 in 205 Known as an offensive winger with upside, Martin Frk has all the tools you’d hope for in a scoring winger. He possesses a deadly wrist shot and, as a result, has been an effective goal scorer at every level. At times, Frk can be overly aggressive which can lead to undisciplined penalties that put his team at risk, but has improved on this aspect of his game.
Luke Glendening Center 28 5ft 11 in 192 Glendening possesses sound defensive instincts that makes him a trustworthy option for coaches in key spots of the game. For as strong as Glendening is on the defensive side of the puck, he leaves something to be desired with his offence. Points aside, Clendening serves a vital defensive role with the team and does most of his heavy lifting in his own zone.
Mike Green Defence 32 6ft 1 in 207 Known as a tremendous skater and puck mover, Mike Green puts up points from the blue line very naturally. He has an excellent wrist shot and ability to move the puck up the ice which has resulted in Green being a premier point producer over the course of his career. On the defensive side of the puck, Green can lack consistency in his own zone and can end up causing some major mistakes. When he’s at his best, Mike Green can still be an effective point producer.
Darren Helm Right Wing 30 6ft 0 in 196 One of the best skaters in the league, Darren Helm possesses tremendous speed and works extremely hard whenever he’s on the ice. While he is a slightly undersized at the NHL level, Helm plays an effective two-way game and has the hockey IQ required to be contribute on the offensive side of the puck. Helm may not have the consistency needed to be a top level producer, but can certainly contribute secondary offence that all teams need throughout the season.
Jimmy Howard Goalie 33 6ft 1 in 218 The NHL vet has been a mainstay in the Detroit net for years now. He has the ability to make acrobatic saves as a result of his excellent flexibility and athleticism. While an occasional lapse in concentration can lead to questionable goals at times, Howard is generally able to bounce back quickly and with confidence. With a changing of the guard happening in the Detroit crease, Howard has displayed strong team skills and support for what amounts to his competition for playing time.
Nick Jensen Defence 27 6ft 0 in 194 Jensen, a solid puck-mover with outspending speed, has produced well at lower levels and is looking to replicate that success in the NHL. While not overly big in stature, Jensen possesses strong defensive instincts that allow him to get himself into the right spots defensively. His bread and butter will likely be his speed and puck-moving skills and he will look to further develop that aspect of his game as his career moves forward.
Nick Kronwall Defence 36 6ft 0 in 194 Known for bone crushing hits, Nicklas Kronwall has been a mainstay on the Wings’ blue line for over a decade. Despite not being the biggest guy on the ice, Kronwall has the ability to punish players with a hit or on the scoreboard as he is generally listed as a good puck handler and passer. Due to his style of play, Kronwall can be injury prone due to the way he plays the game and that physical approach can take its toll on his body.
Dylan Larkin Center 21 6ft 1 in 198 At this point in his young career, Dylan Larkin is one of the most dynamic offensive players in the league. While he still has to work on consistency, Larkin is dangerous any time he’s on the ice. With blistering speed and excellent hands, Dylan Larkin has the potential to develop into one of the league’s biggest threats to score.
Anthony Mantha Left Wing 23 6ft 5 in 225 Blessed with size and offensive instincts, Anthony Mantha is an absolute handful for the opposition to handle. While he still needs to work on consistency at the NHL level, Mantha has the toolbox needed to become a prolific scorer. For a man of his size, Mantha skates very well and also has the ability to play on both wings, a versatility that will be to his benefit moving forward.
Petr Mrazek Goalie 25 6ft 2 in 181 Over the past couple seasons, Mrazek has emerged as a legitimate starter in this league. He has the ‘cool as a cucumber’ disposition that allows him to maintain composure under pressure and make the timely saves needed in high pressure moments. At times, Mrazek is accused of overplaying shots and getting himself out of position, but he also has the athleticism to get himself out of trouble.
Frans Nielsen Center 33 6ft 1 in 188 Frans Nielsen is a heady playmaker with excellent two-way abilities that has a knack for setting up his teammates. Sometimes criticized for passing up chances to shoot, Nielsen could stand to be more selfish with the puck rather than always looking to dish it off. Nielsen’s two-way abilities make him a special teams asset for his coach and likely to see the ice in all situations.
Gustav Nyquist Right Wing 28 5ft 11 in 184 An excellent skater, Gustav Nyquist is cerebral player and skilled playmaker. He has offensive skill in abundance and often plays the role of a passer, setting his teammates up first. Nyquist could stand to put some mass on his slight frame to be better suited for the grind that is an NHL season.
Xavier Ouellet Defence 24 6ft 1 in 185 Although he can be an effective puck mover, Ouellet lacks the high end offensive skills to quarterback a power play or put up offence at a regular clip. Ouellet has a good first pass that helps the team clear the zone quickly but could probably stand to add some mass to increase his effectiveness. At worst, Ouellet is a puck-moving d-man with some yet to be realized offensive potential.
Tomas Tatar Left Wing 27 5ft 10 in 185 Tatar is coming off of three straight 20 goal seasons and is on pace for a fourth. While he could try to add some strength to his smaller frame, Tatar has excellent speed, nose for the net, and versatility that allows him to place on either side of centre ice. Tatar possesses a strong goal-scorers acumen and will be expected to produce regardless of the situation.
Scott Wilson Left Wing 25 5ft 11 in 183 Wilson thinks the game well and has strong playmaking ability, especially at the AHL level. That said, he still has plenty of versatility in his game which makes him a valuable piece for the organization. Wilson could stand to add some mass to his smaller frame (5’11) in order to better handle the rigours of an 82-game schedule.
Henrik Zetterberg Center 37 6ft 0 in 197 Zetterberg has been a mainstay at the top of the NHL scoring race for years as a result of his exceptional playmaking and uncanny ability to find open ice. Even at 37 years old, Zetterberg is an above average skater with hands that match and the versatility to play in any situation. While he can be prone to the occasional slump, Zetterberg’s intangibles tend to keep him productive even when he’s not scoring.