Review of Detroit Red Wings 25th Anniversary Celebration

November 1, 2022

Review of Detroit Red Wings 25th Anniversary Celebration
Senior Writer: Kamilah Foster
Senior Photographer Charles Rush

1997 and 1998 Detroit Red Wings Stanley Champions

The Detroit Red Wings announced more than 30 former players, coaches and staff members set to attend the 25th Anniversary Celebration at Little Caesars Arena on Nov. 3 and Nov. 5. The Red Wings will celebrate the 1997 Stanley Cup champions on Thursday, Nov. 3 against the Washington Capitals, and salute the 1998 championship team vs. the New York Islanders the afternoon of Saturday, Nov. 5. Limited tickets for both the Nov. 3 (7 p.m.) and Nov. 5 (1 p.m.) games remain available at

In the spirit of celebrating 25 years of the Stanley Cup Championships, they have decided in addition to pregame ceremonies, special vintage merchandise items 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 the most valuable player of his team during the Stanley Cup Playoffs, and the Campbell Bowl, given to the Western Conference Champions each season. As a bonus, ticketed fans on both Thursday and Saturday for photo opportunities with all three trophies. All three trophies will be a part of the pregame ceremony for both games, and then will be brought back up to the Via concourse for additional fan photo opportunities throughout 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. on Nov. 3, and at Noon on Nov. 5 ahead of the early afternoon puck drop at Little Caesars Arena.

Red Wings alumni players, coaches, front office members and support staff are scheduled to attend the weekend’s festivities: Scotty Bowman (Head Coach), Kris Draper, Anders Eriksson, Brent Gilchrist, Kevin Hodson, Tomas Holmstrom, Mike Knuble, Joe Kocur, Vladimir Konstantinov, Martin Lapointe, Igor Larionov, Nicklas Lidstrom, Kirk Maltby, Darren McCarty, Larry Murphy, Chris Osgood, Jamie Pushor, Bob Rouse, Brendan Shanahan, Tim Taylor, Mike Vernon, Aaron Ward, and Steve Yzerman just to name a few.