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All-Time Wings Roster

05/14/2020 at 11:10am EDT

from Ted Kulfan of the Detroit News,

So that left numerous Hall of Fame players who played with the Wings, but had much of their greater success elsewhere around the NHL, off this team.

Also, instead of being rigid with positions, the best 12 forwards and six defensemen, no matter wing or center, or left- or right defenseman, were picked among the all-time Wings’ best.

And, truly, there were some fine, fine Red Wings players left out, just showing the depth of talent that has played in the organization.

Forwards

Kris Draper – Don’t underestimate the career this gritty forward had. Draper won a Selke Trophy (best defensive forward), won four Stanley Cups, played in 1,157 games (fifth in Wings history) and played one of the storied lines (Grind Line) in organization history.

Defensemen

Niklas Kronwall – Kronwall had a lengthy and memorable career, playing 15 seasons and 953 games while earning 432 points (third among defensemen). Kronwall was an unquestioned leader, and was a key part of the 2008 Stanley Cup team.

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