Sometimes it’s hard to remember that the Wings’ trade deadline “pieces” are people, too, but Michigan Hockey’s Michael Caples penned a superbly-timed article discussing one of Mike Green’s community contributions:
The Special Olympics athletes knew they were in for a fun time at Meijer in Detroit Monday evening.
They didn’t know they would be meeting Mike Green, though.
For one of their Hockey is For Everyone Month events, the Detroit Red Wings teamed up with Kraft Hockeyville and Meijer to create a special night for the special-needs athletes and Red Wings fans – complete with working on their wrist and snap-shot skills with the team’s most-recent All-Star representative.
“This is great,” Green told MiHockey. “I’m glad everybody showed up, and we had a lot of fun shooting. I hope all the athletes had as much fun as they could.”