The Red Wings’ website and Twitter account have posted several articles and/or Tweets of note lately, and here’s a roundup thereof:
- The Wings posted a “Throwback Thursday” set of highlights from the Winter Classic’s Alumni game at Comerica Park:
2. The Word on Woodward included a 2:25 profile of Cole Perfetti and Marco Rossi today:
3. DetroitRedWings.com’s Dana Wakiji profiled Jake Sanderson…
Sanderson, the son of former NHLer Geoff Sanderson, went from No. 11 on the NHL Central Scouting mid-season list of North American skaters to No. 4 when their final rankings came out on April 8.
“We knew he was special coming in, but his development curve over the course of the year just kept getting better and better, NHL Central Scouting’s David Gregory said. “We’re thinking there may be no ceiling in sight. He just continues to understand how to dominate at both ends of the rink. He does it at every stage. He had an excellent game at the USHL prospects game and from that time on he just kept playing better and better.
“Oftentimes, a young player figures out how dominant they can be and understands ‘I get it now, I know how to dominate and make impact on a game.’ He’s done that and I think the ceiling is very high with him.”
4. And Wakiji examined significant figures from Luke Glendening’s 2019-2020 season…
500 – The Wings’ last game of the season on March 10 was also a big milestone for Glendening, who played in his 500th career game. He had four blocks in 17:01 in the 5-2 loss to the Carolina Hurricanes.
60 – Glendening played 60 of the possible 71 games the Wings had during the 2019-20, COVID-19 shortened season.
50 – On Dec. 28, Glendening scored the Wings’ final goal in a 5-4 loss at Florida at 15:49 of the third, which marked the 50th goal of his career. FIlip Hronek and Larkin assisted.
5. And finally, Wakiji examined Darren Helm’s 2019-2020 season “numbers” as well:
650 – On Nov. 14 at Los Angeles, Helm played in his 650th career game. He had one hit and one blocked shot in 10:27. Helm finished the season with 697 games.
21 – Helm moved past Marty Pavelich, Darren McCarty, Shawn Burr, Jonathan Ericsson and Bruce MacGregor into 21st all-time on Detroit’s list of games played.