2014–15 Detroit Red Wings season

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2014–15 Detroit Red Wings
Division 3rd Atlantic
Conference 6th Eastern
2014–15 record 43–25–14
Home record 22–10–9
Road record 21–15–5
Goals for 235
Goals against 221
Team information
General Manager Ken Holland
Coach Mike Babcock
Captain Henrik Zetterberg
Alternate captains Pavel Datsyuk
Niklas Kronwall
Arena Joe Louis Arena
Average attendance 20,027 (100%)
Total: 821,107[1]
Minor league affiliations Grand Rapids Griffins (AHL)
Toledo Walleye (ECHL)
Team leaders
Goals Tomas Tatar (29)
Assists Henrik Zetterberg (49)
Points Henrik Zetterberg (66)
Penalties in minutes Kyle Quincey (77)
Plus/minus (+): Pavel Datsyuk (12)
(−): Johan Franzen (−12)
Wins Jimmy Howard (23)
Goals against average Petr Mrazek (2.38)
<2013–14

The 2014–15 Detroit Red Wings season was the 89th season for the National Hockey League (NHL) franchise that was established on September 25, 1926.[2]

Off-season[edit]

On May 23, 2014, it was announced that restricted free agent centre Cory Emmerton had signed with HC Sochi of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL) for the 2014–15 season.[3]

On June 19, 2014, former Red Wings assistant coach, Bill Peters, was hired as the new head coach of the Carolina Hurricanes.[4] On July 15, 2014, the Red Wings hired Tony Granato as an assistant coach.[5] On July 30, 2014, the Red Wings hired Jim Hiller and Andrew Brewer as assistant coaches.[6]

On August 14, 2014, the Red Wings signed executive vice president and general manager Ken Holland to a four-year contract extension through the end of the 2017–18 season.[7]

Standings[edit]

Divisional standings[edit]

Atlantic Division
Pos Team GP W L OTL ROW GF GA GD Pts
1 y – Montreal Canadiens 82 50 22 10 43 221 189 +32 110
2 x – Tampa Bay Lightning 82 50 24 8 47 262 211 +51 108
3 x – Detroit Red Wings 82 43 25 14 39 235 221 +14 100
4 x – Ottawa Senators 82 43 26 13 37 238 215 +23 99
5 Boston Bruins 82 41 27 14 37 213 211 +2 96
6 Florida Panthers 82 38 29 15 30 206 223 −17 91
7 Toronto Maple Leafs 82 30 44 8 25 211 262 −51 68
8 Buffalo Sabres 82 23 51 8 15 161 274 −113 54
Source: National Hockey League
x – Clinched playoff spot; y – Clinched division.

Conference standings[edit]

Top 3 (Atlantic Division)
Pos Team GP W L OTL ROW GF GA GD Pts
1 y – Montreal Canadiens 82 50 22 10 43 221 189 +32 110
2 x – Tampa Bay Lightning 82 50 24 8 47 262 211 +51 108
3 x – Detroit Red Wings 82 43 25 14 39 235 221 +14 100
Source: National Hockey League
x – Clinched playoff spot; y – Clinched division.
Top 3 (Metropolitan Division)
Pos Team GP W L OTL ROW GF GA GD Pts
1 p – New York Rangers 82 53 22 7 49 252 192 +60 113
2 x – Washington Capitals 82 45 26 11 40 242 203 +39 101
3 x – New York Islanders 82 47 28 7 40 252 230 +22 101
Source: National Hockey League
p – Clinched Presidents Trophy; x – Clinched playoff spot.
Eastern Conference Wild Card
Pos Div Team GP W L OTL ROW GF GA GD Pts
1 AT x – Ottawa Senators 82 43 26 13 37 238 215 +23 99
2 ME x – Pittsburgh Penguins 82 43 27 12 39 221 210 +11 98
3 AT Boston Bruins 82 41 27 14 37 213 211 +2 96
4 AT Florida Panthers 82 38 29 15 30 206 223 −17 91
5 ME Columbus Blue Jackets 82 42 35 5 33 236 250 −14 89
6 ME Philadelphia Flyers 82 33 31 18 30 215 234 −19 84
7 ME New Jersey Devils 82 32 36 14 27 181 216 −35 78
8 ME Carolina Hurricanes 82 30 41 11 25 188 226 −38 71
9 AT Toronto Maple Leafs 82 30 44 8 25 211 262 −51 68
10 AT Buffalo Sabres 82 23 51 8 15 161 274 −113 54
Source: National Hockey League
x – Clinched playoff spot.

Schedule and results[edit]

Pre-season[edit]

Regular season[edit]

2014–15 Game Log

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

Playoffs[edit]

2015 Stanley Cup Playoffs

Legend:       Win       Loss

Player statistics[edit]

Skaters
Goaltenders
Regular Season
Player GP GS TOI W L OT GA GAA SA SV% SO G A PIM
Howard, JimmyJimmy Howard 53 50 2971 23 13 11 121 2.44 1350 .910 2 0 1 2
Mrazek, PetrPetr Mrazek 29 26 1585 16 9 2 63 2.38 768 .918 3 0 0 0
Gustavsson, JonasJonas Gustavsson 7 6 351 3 3 1 15 2.56 168 .911 1 0 0 2
McCollum, TomTom McCollum 2 0 66 1 0 0 1 0.91 25 .960 0 0 0 0
Goaltenders
Playoffs
Player GP GS TOI W L GA GAA SA SV% SO G A PIM
Mrazek, PetrPetr Mrazek 7 7 398 3 4 14 2.11 186 .925 2 0 0 0
Howard, JimmyJimmy Howard 1 0 20 0 0 1 3.00 12 .917 0 0 0 0

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

Final roster[edit]

Updated April 24, 2015.[8]

# Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Birthplace
8 United States Abdelkader, JustinJustin Abdelkader LW L 28 2005 Muskegon, Michigan
18 Sweden Andersson, JoakimJoakim Andersson C L 26 2007 Munkedal, Sweden
11 Canada Cleary, DanielDaniel Cleary RW L 36 2005 Carbonear, Newfoundland
72 United States Cole, ErikErik Cole LW L 36 2015 Oswego, New York
13 Russia Datsyuk, PavelPavel Datsyuk (A) C L 36 1998 Sverdlovsk, Soviet Union
65 United States DeKeyser, DannyDanny DeKeyser D L 24 2013 Clay Township, Michigan
52 Sweden Ericsson, JonathanJonathan Ericsson D L 31 2002 Karlskrona, Sweden
29 Canada Ferraro, LandonLandon Ferraro C R 23 2010 Trail, British Columbia
93 Sweden Franzen, JohanJohan Franzen RW L 35 2004 Vetlanda, Sweden
41 United States Glendening, LukeLuke Glendening C R 26 2013 Grand Rapids, Michigan
50 Sweden Gustavsson, JonasJonas Gustavsson G L 30 2012 Danderyd, Sweden
43 Canada Helm, DarrenDarren Helm C L 28 2005 St. Andrews, Manitoba
35 United States Howard, JimmyJimmy Howard G L 31 2003 Ogdensburg, New York
26 Slovakia Jurco, TomasTomas Jurco RW L 22 2011 Košice, Czechoslovakia
4 Czech Republic Kindl, JakubJakub Kindl D L 28 2005 Šumperk, Czechoslovakia
55 Sweden Kronwall, NiklasNiklas Kronwall (A) D L 34 2000 Stockholm, Sweden
47 Russia Marchenko, AlexeiAlexei Marchenko D R 23 2011 Moscow, Russia
20 United States Miller, DrewDrew Miller LW L 31 2009 Dover, New Jersey
34 Czech Republic Mrazek, PetrPetr Mrazek G L 23 2010 Ostrava, Czechoslovakia
14 Sweden Nyquist, GustavGustav Nyquist RW L 25 2008 Halmstad, Sweden
27 Canada Quincey, KyleKyle Quincey D L 29 2012 Kitchener, Ontario
15 Canada Sheahan, RileyRiley Sheahan C L 23 2010 St. Catharines, Ontario
2 Canada Smith, BrendanBrendan Smith D L 26 2007 Etobicoke, Ontario
21 Slovakia Tatar, TomasTomas Tatar LW L 24 2009 Ilava, Czechoslovakia
90 Canada Weiss, StephenStephen Weiss C L 32 2013 Toronto, Ontario
40 Sweden Zetterberg, HenrikHenrik Zetterberg (C) C/LW L 34 1999 Njurunda, Sweden
28 Czech Republic Zidlicky, MarekMarek Zidlicky D R 38 2015 Most, Czechoslovakia

Notable achievements[edit]

Awards[edit]

Milestones[edit]

Transactions[edit]

The Red Wings have been involved in the following transactions during the 2014–15 season:

Trades[edit]

Date
Details
June 28, 2014[14] To Columbus Blue Jackets
3rd-round pick in 2014
3rd-round pick in 2015
To Detroit Red Wings
EDM's 3rd-round pick in 2014
March 1, 2015[15] To Dallas Stars
Mattias Backman
Mattias Janmark
2nd-round pick in 2015
To Detroit Red Wings
Erik Cole
Conditional 3rd-round pick in 2015
March 2, 2015[16] To New Jersey Devils
Conditional 3rd-round pick in 2016
To Detroit Red Wings
Marek Zidlicky

Suspensions/fines[edit]

Player Explanation Length Salary Date issued
Gustav Nyquist Diving/Embellishment during NHL Game No. 529 in Boston on Monday, December 29, 2014, at 15:55 of the second period. $2,000.00 January 7, 2015[37]
Niklas Kronwall Charging Tampa Bay Lightning forward Nikita Kucherov during Game Six of the First Round of the Eastern Conference series in Detroit on Monday, April 27, 2015, at 18:55 of the second period. 1 game N/A April 28, 2015[38]

Draft picks[edit]

The 2014 NHL Entry Draft was held on June 27–28, 2014 at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Round # Player Pos Nationality College/Junior/Club Team (League)
1 15 Dylan Larkin C  USA USA U-18 (USHL)
3 63 Dominic Turgeon C  USA Portland Winterhawks (WHL)
4 106 Christoffer Ehn C  Sweden Frölunda HC (J20 SuperElit)
5 136 Chase Perry G  USA Wenatchee Wild (NAHL)
6 166 Julius Vahatalo LW  Finland HC TPS (SM-liiga)
7 196 Axel Holmstrom C  Sweden Skellefteå AIK (SHL)
7 201[a] Alexander Kadeikin C  Russia Atlant Moscow Oblast (KHL)
Draft notes
  • Detroit's second-round pick will go to the Nashville Predators, as the result of a trade on March 5, 2014 that sent David Legwand to Detroit, in exchange for Patrick Eaves, Calle Jarnkrok, and this pick (being conditional at the time of the trade).[39] The condition – Nashville will receive a second-round pick in 2014 if Detroit qualifies for the 2014 Stanley Cup playoffs – was converted on April 9, 2014.[40]
  • a San Jose's seventh-round pick will go to Detroit, as the result of a trade on June 10, 2012 that sent Brad Stuart to San Jose, in exchange for Andrew Murray and this pick (being conditional at the time of the trade).[41] The condition – Stuart is re-signed by San Jose for the 2012–13 season – was converted on June 18, 2012.[42]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2014–2015 NHL Attendance – National Hockey League – ESPN". ESPN. 
  2. ^ National Hockey League (2013). The National Hockey League Official Guide & Record Book/2014. Diamond Sports Data, Inc. p. 57. ISBN 978-1-894801-26-3. 
  3. ^ Red Wings' Cory Emmerton signs with KHL club after spending most of 2013-14 in Grand Rapids
  4. ^ Hurricanes Hire Bill Peters as Head Coach
  5. ^ Red Wings hire Granato as assistant coach
  6. ^ Red Wings add Jim Hiller and Andrew Brewer to coaching staff
  7. ^ Red Wings announce new four-year deal for executive vice president and general manager Ken Holland
  8. ^ "Red Wings Roster - Detroit Red Wings - Team". Detroit Red Wings. Retrieved March 2, 2015. 
  9. ^ "Tarasenko, Datsyuk and Fleury named 'Three Stars'". NHL. November 3, 2014. 
  10. ^ "Hansen, Tatar and Benn named stars of the week". NHL. November 24, 2014. 
  11. ^ "Datsyuk, Bobrovsky, Ekblad named stars of the week". NHL. December 8, 2014. 
  12. ^ "2015 NHL All-Star selections highlighted by three Columbus Blue Jackets". NHL. January 10, 2015. 
  13. ^ "Byfuglien, Tatar and Okposo named stars of the week". NHL. January 19, 2015. 
  14. ^ Columbus Blue Jackets Select Six Players on Day Two of 2014 NHL Entry Draft
  15. ^ Red Wings acquire Erik Cole from Dallas
  16. ^ Red Wings acquire Zidlicky from Devils
  17. ^ Wings add forward, Michigan native Porter
  18. ^ Wings sign another Hobey Baker winner
  19. ^ Cory Emmerton headed to KHL, finishing off Detroit Red Wings' disappointing 2006 draft
  20. ^ News Release: Senators agree to terms on a two-year contract with centre David Legwand
  21. ^ Devils sign Jordin Tootoo
  22. ^ Hurricanes claim Nestrasil off waivers
  23. ^ Gustavsson agrees to one-year deal
  24. ^ Sheahan gets two-year extension
  25. ^ Detroit signs goaltender Petr Mrazek to one-year extension
  26. ^ Red Wings sign defenseman Kyle Quincey to two-year deal
  27. ^ Red Wings re-sign Daniel Cleary
  28. ^ McCollum earns one-year NHL contract
  29. ^ Red Wings re-sign Callahan, Nestrasil
  30. ^ Wings sign Ferraro to one-year deal
  31. ^ Wings agree to terms with Tatar on three-year deal
  32. ^ Red Wings agree to terms with defenseman Danny Dekeyser on two-year contract
  33. ^ Detroit agrees to terms with Joe Hicketts
  34. ^ Detroit signs forward Tyler Bertuzzi to three-year deal
  35. ^ Red Wings ink Dominic Turgeon to entry-level deal
  36. ^ Larkin, Red Wings agree to terms
  37. ^ "Wings' Nyquist fined $2,000 for diving/embellishment". NHL. January 7, 2015. 
  38. ^ "Wings' Kronwall suspended one game for charging". NHL. April 28, 2015. 
  39. ^ "Predators trade pending free agent David Legwand to Red Wings". The Globe and Mail. March 5, 2014. Retrieved May 19, 2014. 
  40. ^ "Wings secure 23rd straight playoff spot". April 9, 2014. Retrieved May 19, 2014. 
  41. ^ St. James, Helene (June 10, 2012). "Red Wings trade Brad Stuart to San Jose for Andrew Murray, draft pick". Detroit Free Press. Retrieved May 19, 2014. 
  42. ^ "Sharks ink D Stuart to three-year, $10.8 million deal". Total Sports Network. June 18, 2012. Retrieved May 19, 2014.