Hockeytown 25th Anniversary Celebration | NHL.com
Red Wings Announce Attendees, Commemorative Merchandise and Photo Opportunities for 25th Anniversary Celebration, November 3rd and 5th at Little Caesars Arena
- More than 30 players, coaches and staff from the 1997 and 1998 Stanley Cup teams will return to Detroit for the weekend celebration.
- The Red Wings will host the Washington Capitals on Thursday, November 3 (7:00 p.m.) and will entertain the New York Islanders on Saturday, November 5 (1:00 p.m.); Limited tickets are still available at DetroitRedWings.com/Anniversary
- Commemorative merchandise available in the team store will include vintage 1997 and 1998 championship jerseys and hats, replica hockey jersey patches, branded pucks and more.
- Exclusive fan photo opportunities available with Stanley Cup, Conn Smythe Trophy and Campbell Bowl on Via concourse; doors open early for both games
DETROIT – The Detroit Red Wings announced today that more than 30 former players, coaches and staff members will attend the 25th Anniversary Celebration at Little Caesars Arena on November 3rd and 5th. The Red Wings will celebrate the 1997 Stanley Cup champions on Thursday. Nov. 3 against the Washington Capitals and salute the 1998 championship team against the New York Islanders on Saturday afternoon, Nov. 5.
Limited tickets for the games on November 3 (19:00) and November 5 (13:00) remain available at DetroitRedWings.com/Anniversary.
In addition to the pregame ceremonies, special vintage merchandise will be sold in the team store and fans will be able to take photos with the Stanley Cup, the Conn Smythe Trophy, awarded to their team’s most valuable player during the Stanley Cup Playoffs. , and the Campbell Bowl, given to the Western Conference Champions each season.
Meijer’s southwest entrance will open early for ticketed fans on both Thursday and Saturday for photo opportunities with all three trophies. The entrance will open at 4:30 p.m. on November 3 and at 10:30 a.m. on November 5. Photo opportunities will be from 4.30pm to 5.45pm for Thursday’s game and from 10.30am to 11.45am. i am on saturday All three trophies will be part of the pregame ceremony for both games, then brought back to the Via lobby for additional fan photo opportunities during both games.
Fans are also encouraged to arrive and be in their seats early. The pregame ceremony honoring the 1997 team that won the club’s first Stanley Cup in 42 years will begin at approximately 6 p.m. Nov. 3 and noon Nov. 5 before kickoff of the disc in the early afternoon at Little Caesars Arena.
Listed below are the Red Wings alumni, coaches, management and support staff who will be attending the weekend festivities and are subject to change:
Hakan Andersson (Director of European Scouting)
Scotty Bowman (Head Coach)
Paul Boyer (team manager)
Jim Devellano (General Manager/Senior Vice President)
Ken Holland (Deputy CEO/CEO)
Mark Howe (professional scout)
Mike Krushelnyski (Assistant Coach)
Dave Lewis (Associate Coach)
Barry Smith (Associate Coach)
John Wharton (athletic trainer)
“We’re looking forward to what will be an extraordinary weekend for our Red Wings fans and alumni to return to Detroit for the 25th anniversary celebration,” said Chris McGowan, president and CEO of Ilitch Sports + Entertainment (IS+E). “We encourage fans to be in their seats early to be a part of the pregame festivities and salute both teams for the pride and joy they continue to bring to Hockeytown.”
The Little Caesars Arena team store will sell exclusive Stanley Cup celebration and championship merchandise, including championship jerseys and hats, replica hockey jersey patches, branded pucks and more . Commemorative items featuring the 25th anniversary logo will also be sold, including hoodies, t-shirts, hats, lapel pins, glasses and records. All fans at the gates will receive a commemorative ticket.
In front of the Gordie Howe statue inside Chevrolet’s northeast entrance, a historical exhibit will be on view for fans to enjoy and reminisce, featuring memorabilia, artifacts and collectibles from the Red Wings seasons 1996- 97 and 1997-98.
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