Best Athletes The Greatest Detroit Red Wings of All Time  

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List Rules Vote up the best hockey players based on their careers with the Detroit Red Wings.

The Detroit Red Wings were founded almost 90 years ago, way back in 1926, and were one of the original six founding teams of the NHL. They're clearly the dominant United States team with a whopping eleven Stanley Cup victories. That's the most for all U.S. teams, and third overall behind those darned Canadians in Montreal and Toronto. Their playoff streak currently stands at twenty-two, having made it each year from 1991-2013.

To celebrate this incredible, legendary team vote up the greatest Detroit Red Wings of all time below and see where your favorite players fall!
 
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1
657 130
Gordie Howe is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Detroit Red Wings of All Time
Right wing

2
657 133
Steve Yzerman is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Detroit Red Wings of All Time
Centerman

3
596 116
Nicklas Lidström is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Detroit Red Wings of All Time
Defenseman

4
486 148
Pavel Datsyuk is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Detroit Red Wings of All Time
Centerman

5
442 130
Sergei Fedorov is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Detroit Red Wings of All Time
Centerman, Defenseman

6
380 112
Henrik Zetterberg is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Detroit Red Wings of All Time
Left Wing, Centerman

7
328 109
Terry Sawchuk is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Detroit Red Wings of All Time
Goaltender

8
297 110
Ted Lindsay is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Detroit Red Wings of All Time
Left Wing

9
249 102
Chris Chelios is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Detroit Red Wings of All Time
Defenseman

10
244 118
Brendan Shanahan is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Detroit Red Wings of All Time
Left Wing

11
207 94
Dominik Hašek is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Detroit Red Wings of All Time
JohnFoster added Goaltender

12
228 109
Alex Delvecchio is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Detroit Red Wings of All Time
Centerman

13
223 110
Chris Osgood is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Detroit Red Wings of All Time
Goaltender

14
212 109
Vladimir Konstantinov is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Detroit Red Wings of All Time

15
149 64
Niklas Kronwall is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Detroit Red Wings of All Time
_1449449066425 added Defenseman

16
134 54
Tomas Holmström is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Detroit Red Wings of All Time
CMCSS03 added Left Wing

17
136 59
Vyacheslav Kozlov is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Detroit Red Wings of All Time
slaft added Winger

18
174 91
Red Kelly is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Detroit Red Wings of All Time
Centerman, Defenseman

19
166 85
Kris Draper is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Detroit Red Wings of All Time
Centerman

20
166 90
Sid Abel is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Detroit Red Wings of All Time
Left Wing, Centerman

21
168 92
Darren McCarty is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Detroit Red Wings of All Time
Right wing

22
181 103
Igor Larionov is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Detroit Red Wings of All Time
Centerman

23
66 22
Brian Rafalski is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Detroit Red Wings of All Time
anthony-alan added Defenseman

24
100 64
Martin Lapointe is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Detroit Red Wings of All Time
Allmighty_O added Right wing, Winger

25
162 121
Bob Probert is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Detroit Red Wings of All Time
Right wing

26
99 68
Keith Primeau is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Detroit Red Wings of All Time
Allmighty_O added Centerman

27
103 74
Paul Coffey is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Detroit Red Wings of All Time
Meghan Olde added Defenseman

28
46 20
Mathieu Schneider is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Detroit Red Wings of All Time
anthony-alan added Defenseman

29
49 24
Mathieu Dandenault is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Detroit Red Wings of All Time
anthony-alan added Defenseman

30
60 35
Robert Lang is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Detroit Red Wings of All Time
Ari Aries added Centerman

31
54 32
Jiří Hudler is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Detroit Red Wings of All Time
That Rank Smell added Centerman

32
32 12
Kirk Maltby is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Detroit Red Wings of All Time
sethbroxout added Left Wing, Winger

33
51 34
Daniel Cleary is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Detroit Red Wings of All Time
That Rank Smell added Daniel Cleary Right wing, Forward

34
51 35
Valtteri Filppula is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Detroit Red Wings of All Time
Centerman

35
105 91
Mickey Redmond is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Detroit Red Wings of All Time
AbnerTripleday added Mickey Redmond Right wing

36
111 98
Norm Ullman is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Detroit Red Wings of All Time
Centerman

37
111 98
Darren Helm is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Detroit Red Wings of All Time
Allmighty_O added Centerman

38
100 87
Dino Ciccarelli is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Detroit Red Wings of All Time
Allmighty_O added Right wing

39
100 88
Marcel Pronovost is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Detroit Red Wings of All Time
Defenseman

40
103 92
Jimmy Howard is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Detroit Red Wings of All Time
Allmighty_O added Goaltender

41
67 55
Shawn Burr is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Detroit Red Wings of All Time
slaft added Winger, Centerman

42
97 89
Larry Murphy is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Detroit Red Wings of All Time
Defenseman

43
38 27
Gerard Gallant is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Detroit Red Wings of All Time
Left Wing

44
36 36
Marcel Dionne is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Detroit Red Wings of All Time
Tom Weiss added Centerman

45
20 18
Harry Lumley is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Detroit Red Wings of All Time
Goaltender

46
73 81
Jack Adams is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Detroit Red Wings of All Time
Centerman

47
18 17
Marty Pavelich is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Detroit Red Wings of All Time
That Rank Smell added Marty Pavelich Left Wing

48
67 77
Reed Larson is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Detroit Red Wings of All Time
Defenseman

49
32 35
Frank Mahovolich is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Detroit Red Wings of All Time
Tom Weiss added Frank Mahovolich

50
22 23
Syd Howe is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Detroit Red Wings of All Time
Left Wing