Franchise History

Years Lg Team Name
1933-2020 NHL Detroit Red Wings
1931-32 NHL Detroit Falcons
1927-30 NHL Detroit Cougars

Top Seasons

Year Record Result
2009 51-21 Lost Stanley Cup Finals
2008 54-21 Won Stanley Cup Finals
2002 51-17 Won Stanley Cup Finals
1998 44-23 Won Stanley Cup Finals
1997 38-26 Won Stanley Cup Finals

Recent Seasons

Year Record Result
2020 17-49 Missed Playoffs
2019 32-40 Missed Playoffs
2018 30-39 Missed Playoffs
2017 33-36 Missed Playoffs
2016 41-30 Lost First Round

1st Round Draft Picks

Year Rd/Pick Player
2020 1 / 4 Lucas Raymond LW
2019 1 / 6 Moritz Seider  D
2018 1 / 6 Filip Zadina R
2018 1 / 30 Joe Veleno C
2017 1 / 9 Michael Rasmussen C

Longest Serving GM's

Tenure Years General Manager
1927-62 36 Jack Adams
1998-20 23 Ken Holland
1983-97 11 Jim Devellano
1963-70 8 Sid Abel
1974-77 4 Alex Delvecchio

Principal Owners

Tenure Years Owner
1983-20 38 Mike Ilitch
1952-82 31 Bruce Norris
1933-51 19 James E. Norris
1933-51 19 Arthur Wirtz
1927-32 6 Townsend-Seyburn Group
1927-32 6 Charles A. Hughes
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