2009–10 Detroit Red Wings season

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2009–10 Detroit Red Wings
Division 2nd Central
Conference 5th Western
2009–10 record 44–24–14
Home record 25–10–6
Road record 19–14–8
Goals for 229
Goals against 216
Team information
General Manager Ken Holland
Coach Mike Babcock
Captain Nicklas Lidstrom
Alternate captains Pavel Datsyuk
Kris Draper
Henrik Zetterberg
Arena Joe Louis Arena
Team leaders
Goals Pavel Datsyuk (27)
Assists Henrik Zetterberg (47)
Points Pavel Datsyuk & Henrik Zetterberg (70)
Penalties in minutes Todd Bertuzzi (80)
Plus/minus Brian Rafalski (23)
Wins Jimmy Howard (37)
Goals against average Jimmy Howard (2.26)
<2008–09 2010–11>

The 2009–10 Detroit Red Wings season was the 84th season of play for the franchise (78th as the Detroit Red Wings). The Red Wings once again qualified for the playoffs, but lost in the Conference Semi-final.

Regular season[edit]

During the regular season, the Red Wings were shut out a league-high 9 times. They also tied the Calgary Flames for the fewest shorthanded goals allowed, with just 1.[1][2]

October[edit]

As part of the NHL Premiere, the Red Wings began their season on Friday, October 2 in Stockholm, Sweden against the St. Louis Blues. Their home opener was on October 8 versus the Chicago Blackhawks.

2009–2010 Season Standings[edit]

Divisional standings[edit]

Central Division[3]
GP W L OTL GF GA Pts
1 y – Chicago Blackhawks 82 52 22 8 271 209 112
2 Detroit Red Wings 82 44 24 14 229 216 102
3 Nashville Predators 82 47 29 6 225 225 100
4 St. Louis Blues 82 40 32 10 225 223 90
5 Columbus Blue Jackets 82 32 35 15 216 259 79

Conference standings[edit]

Western Conference[4]
R GP W L OTL GF GA Pts
1 z – San Jose Sharks 82 51 20 11 264 215 113
2 y – Chicago Blackhawks 82 52 22 8 271 209 112
3 y – Vancouver Canucks 82 49 28 5 272 222 103
4 Phoenix Coyotes 82 50 25 7 225 202 107
5 Detroit Red Wings 82 44 24 14 229 216 102
6 Los Angeles Kings 82 46 27 9 241 219 101
7 Nashville Predators 82 47 29 6 225 225 100
8 Colorado Avalanche 82 43 30 9 244 233 95
8.5
9 St. Louis Blues 82 40 32 10 225 223 90
10 Calgary Flames 82 40 32 10 204 210 90
11 Anaheim Ducks 82 39 32 11 238 251 89
12 Dallas Stars 82 37 31 14 237 254 88
13 Minnesota Wild 82 38 36 8 219 246 84
14 Columbus Blue Jackets 82 32 35 15 216 259 79
15 Edmonton Oilers 82 27 47 8 214 284 62

bold – Qualified for playoffs; y – Won division; z – Won conference (and division)

Game log[edit]

2009–10 Game Log

Legend:       Win (2 points)       Loss (0 points)       Overtime/shootout loss (1 point)

Playoffs[edit]

As of the conclusion of the previous season, the Red Wings have made the Stanley Cup playoffs for 18 consecutive seasons, the longest current post-season streak for a single team in all of North American major professional sports.[5] As of 4 April 2010, the Red Wings have made the playoffs for 19 consecutive seasons.

2010 Stanley Cup playoffs

Legend:       Win       Loss

Player statistics[edit]

Skaters[edit]

Note: GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; +/− = Plus/Minus; PIM = Penalty Minutes

Goaltenders[edit]

Note: GP = Games Played; TOI = Time On Ice (minutes); W = Wins; L = Losses; OT = Overtime Losses; GA = Goals Against; SO = Shutouts; Sv% = Save Percentage; GAA = Goals Against Average

Regular season
Player GP TOI W L OT GA GAA SA Sv% SO G A PIM
Howard, JimmyJimmy Howard 63 3740 37 15 10 141 2.26 1849 .924 3 0 2 2
Osgood, ChrisChris Osgood 23 1252 7 9 4 63 3.02 561 .888 1 0 1 0
Playoffs
Player GP TOI W L GA GAA SA Sv% SO G A PIM
Howard, JimmyJimmy Howard 12 720 5 7 33 2.75 387 .915 1 0 0 2

Denotes player spent time with another team before joining Red Wings. Stats reflect time with the Red Wings only.
Traded mid-season
Bold/italics denotes franchise record

Awards and records[edit]

Records[edit]

Milestones[edit]

Regular Season
Player Milestone Reached
Nicklas Lidstrom 1,000th career NHL point October 15, 2009
Tomas Holmstrom 200th career NHL goal December 5, 2009
Henrik Zetterberg 200th career NHL goal March 3, 2010

Awards[edit]

Regular Season
Player Award Awarded
Henrik Zetterberg[6] NHL First Star of the Week November 16, 2009
Jimmy Howard[7] NHL Second Star of the Week March 29, 2010
Jimmy Howard[8] NHL Second Star of the Month March 2010
Jimmy Howard[9] NHL Rookie of the Month March 2010
Pavel Datsyuk[10] Selke Trophy winner June 23, 2010

Transactions[edit]

The Red Wings were involved in the following transactions during the 2009–10 season.

Draft picks[edit]

The 2009 NHL Entry Draft was held in Montreal, Quebec on June 26–27, 2009. Detroit made following picks:

Round Overall Pick Player Position Nationality College/Junior/Club Team (League)
2 32 (from Tampa Bay) Landon Ferraro C  Canada Red Deer Rebels (WHL)
2 60 Tomas Tatar C  Slovakia HKm Zvolen (Slovak Extraliga)
3 75 (from Florida) Andrej Nestrasil C/RW  Czech Republic Victoriaville Tigres (Quebec Major Junior Hockey League)
3 90 Gleason Fournier D  Canada Rimouski Oceanic (Quebec Major Junior Hockey League)
5 150 Nick Jensen D  United States Green Bay Gamblers (USHL)
6 180 Mitchell Callahan RW  United States Kelowna Rockets (WHL)
7 210 Adam Almqvist D  Sweden HV71 (Elitserien)

Final roster[edit]

Updated April 12, 2010.[30]

# Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Birthplace
8 United States Abdelkader, JustinJustin Abdelkader C L 23 2005 Muskegon, Michigan
44 Canada Bertuzzi, ToddTodd Bertuzzi RW L 35 2009 Sudbury, Ontario
11 Canada Cleary, DanielDaniel Cleary RW L 31 2005 Carbonear, Newfoundland
13 Russia Datsyuk, PavelPavel Datsyuk (A) C L 31 1998 Sverdlovsk, Soviet Union
33 Canada Draper, KrisKris Draper (A) C L 38 1993 Toronto, Ontario
17 United States Eaves, PatrickPatrick Eaves RW R 25 2009 Calgary, Alberta
52 Sweden Ericsson, JonathanJonathan Ericsson D L 26 2002 Karlskrona, Sweden
51 Finland Filppula, ValtteriValtteri Filppula C L 26 2002 Vantaa, Finland
93 Sweden Franzen, JohanJohan Franzen LW L 30 2004 Vetlanda, Sweden
43 Canada Helm, DarrenDarren Helm C L 23 2005 St. Andrews, Manitoba
96 Sweden Holmstrom, TomasTomas Holmstrom RW L 37 1994 Piteå, Sweden
35 United States Howard, JimmyJimmy Howard G L 26 2003 Ogdensburg, New York
37 United States Janik, DougDoug Janik D L 30 2009 Agawam, Massachusetts
46 Czech Republic Kindl, JakubJakub Kindl D L 23 2005 Šumperk, Czechoslovakia
55 Sweden Kronwall, NiklasNiklas Kronwall D L 29 2000 Stockholm, Sweden
31 Sweden Larsson, DanielDaniel Larsson G L 24 2006 Boden, Sweden
22 United States Lebda, BrettBrett Lebda D L 28 2004 Buffalo Grove, Illinois
5 Sweden Lidstrom, NicklasNicklas Lidstrom (C) D L 39 1989 Västerås, Sweden
3 Sweden Lilja, AndreasAndreas Lilja D L 34 2005 Helsingborg, Sweden
18 Canada Maltby, KirkKirk Maltby Injured Reserve RW R 41 1996 Guelph, Ontario
24 Canada May, BradBrad May LW L 38 2009 Toronto, Ontario
14 Canada Meech, DerekDerek Meech D L 25 2002 Winnipeg, Manitoba
20 United States Miller, DrewDrew Miller LW L 26 2009 Dover, New Jersey
30 Canada Osgood, ChrisChris Osgood G L 37 2005 Peace River, Alberta
28 United States Rafalski, BrianBrian Rafalski D R 36 2007 Dearborn, Michigan
42 Sweden Ritola, MattiasMattias Ritola C L 23 2005 Borlänge, Sweden
23 Canada Stuart, BradBrad Stuart D L 30 2008 Rocky Mountain House, Alberta
29 Canada Williams, JasonJason Williams RW R 29 2009 London, Ontario
40 Sweden Zetterberg, HenrikHenrik Zetterberg (A) LW/C L 29 1999 Njurunda, Sweden

See also[edit]

Farm teams[edit]

The Grand Rapids Griffins remain Detroit's American Hockey League affiliate in 2009–10[31] and the Toledo Walleye will become the team's ECHL affiliate in 2009-10.[32]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.hockey-reference.com/leagues/NHL_2010_games.html
  2. ^ http://www.hockey-reference.com/leagues/NHL_2010.html
  3. ^ "2009–2010 Standings by Division". National Hockey League. 
  4. ^ "2009–2010 Standings by Conference". National Hockey League. 
  5. ^ "Red Wings vs. Blue Jackets Series Storylines". NHL. Retrieved 2009-04-28. 
  6. ^ Zetterberg, Kovalchuk, Miller top NHL's 3 Stars
  7. ^ Brian Elliott, Jimmy Howard, Ilya Kovalchuk named NHL's three stars
  8. ^ Stempniak, Howard, Sedin named March 'Three Stars'
  9. ^ Red Wings' Howard named NHL Rookie of the Month
  10. ^ Datsyuk wins third straight Selke
  11. ^ Red Wings trade Leino to Flyers
  12. ^ Wings acquire Owens from NY Rangers
  13. ^ Wings acquire Riley Armstrong
  14. ^ Wings sign Janik to one-year contract
  15. ^ a b c Wings agree to terms with three players
  16. ^ Red Wings sign Andy Delmore
  17. ^ Wings sign Eaves to one-year deal
  18. ^ Red Wings reunite with Williams
  19. ^ Bertuzzi signs one-year deal with Wings
  20. ^ Red Wings sign Brad May
  21. ^ a b Blackhawks Sign Hossa To 12-Year Deal
  22. ^ Blues Sign Goaltender Ty Conklin
  23. ^ Canucks sign Mikael Samuelsson
  24. ^ Avs Agree to Terms With Six Players
  25. ^ Wings claim Miller off waivers
  26. ^ McCarty makes it official: he retires
  27. ^ Red Wings sign Leino to two-year deal
  28. ^ Red Wings extend Kindl's contract
  29. ^ Tatar signed to 3-year entry level deal
  30. ^ "Detroit Red Wings - Team - Roster". Detroit Red Wings. Retrieved 2010-04-12. 
  31. ^ "Minor League Affiliates". Detroit Red Wings. Retrieved 2009-06-17. 
  32. ^ Sipple, George (June 19, 2009). "Alex Ovechkin has fun beating Red Wings' Pavel Datsyuk". Detroit Free Press. 

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