Career years and
statistics are only with the Red Wings.
1,687 games, 786 goals, 1,023 assists, 1,643 penalty minutes
In a career that spanned five decades, Mr. Hockey epitomized the perfect
player. As clutch as he was tough, Howe scored 121 game-winning goals in the
regular season during his NHL career. He was a six-time league MVP, six-time
scoring leader, 21-time All-NHL selection and four-time Stanley Cup
CAREER: 1944-57, '64-65
862 games, 335 goals, 393 assists, 728 points
Despite Terrible Ted's diminutive size (5' 8", 160 pounds), he was one of
the most feared and determined players to suit up in the NHL. In 1949-50 the
Detroit captain led the league in scoring (78 points) and assists (55), and he
was an NHL All-Star nine times between '48 and '57.
570 games, 184 goals, 279 assists
Best known as the center between Gordie Howe and Ted Lindsay on Detroit's
legendary Production Line, which was formed during the 1946-47 season, Abel was
named captain as a 24-year-old in '42. During the 1948-49 season the future
Hall of Famer led the Wings in goals and points, becoming just the second
player in team history to win the Hart Trophy as league MVP.
875 games, 324 goals, 434 assists, 758 points, 552 penalty minutes
A true player's player, Ullman earned the nickname Noisy from Jack Adams
because he was so quiet off the ice. On it, however, he was anything but, using
his stick like a magician on face-offs and while puckhandling and forechecking.
Ullman scored 20 or more goals in 12 consecutive seasons, including his final
11 with the Wings. Also known as an iron man, he played in 817 of a possible
840 games during his first dozen seasons with Detroit. Although he was never a
Stanley Cup champ, Ullman tied for the league lead in postseason scoring in
1,549 games, 456 goals, 825 assists, 383 penalty minutes
One of hockey's true gentlemen, Delvecchio was a three-time Lady Byng Trophy
winner. A 20-goal scorer 13 times, Delvecchio's emergence in '52 coincided with
Detroit's string of three Stanley Cups in four seasons, during the last two of
which he centered Howe and Lindsay on the new Production Line.
983 games, 80 goals, 217 assists, 717 penalty minutes
The Quebec native quickly became one of the key cogs of four Cup championship
teams. A deft playmaker as well as a tremendous hitter, Pronovost was selected
to four All-Star teams. He was elected to the Hall of Fame in '78.
CAREER: 1949-55, '57-64, '68-69
351 wins, 243 losses, 132 ties, .574 winning percentage, 85 shutouts, 2.44
During the five seasons from 1950-51 to 1954-55 the alltime NHL shutout leader
held opponents scoreless an amazing 56 times in 338 games (one out of every
six) and won the Vezina Trophy three times. In three stints with the Red Wings
over 14 seasons Sawchuk amassed a team record for wins while earning a 2.44
goals-against average. He led Detroit to three Stanley Cup titles, including
his first, in 1952, when he was a perfect 8-0 with four shutouts in the
1,514 games, 692 goals, 1,063 assists, 1,755 points, 924 penalty minutes
No man served as an NHL captain for his team longer than Yzerman, who spent 20
years wearing the C for Detroit. The Red Wings' alltime leader in assists,
Yzerman ranks second only to Howe in goals and scoring. His 1,755 points all
came while wearing the Winged Wheel, making him the NHL's alltime leading
scorer among players whose points came with just one team.
413 wins, 390 losses, 161 ties
A Hall of Fame player in seven seasons with three teams, Adams took the helm of
the Detroit Cougars (later renamed the Red Wings) in their second year and won
three Stanley Cups and a team-record 413 games. His success was a testament to
his scouting abilities, which led to the acquisitions of players such as Gordie
and Syd Howe, Lindsay, Ullman, Kelly, Abel and Stewart.