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2016–17 Detroit Red Wings season

The 2016–17 Detroit Red Wings season was the 91st season for the National Hockey League (NHL) franchise that was established on September 25, 1926.[1] It was the Red Wings' final season at Joe Louis Arena before their move to Little Caesars Arena for the 2017–18 season. This season also marked the end of the Red Wings playoff streak at 25 consecutive seasons, and was their first losing season since 1990–91.

2016–17 Detroit Red Wings
Division7th Atlantic
Conference14th Eastern
2016–17 record33–36–13
Home record17–17–7
Road record16–19–6
Goals for207
Goals against244
Team information
General ManagerKen Holland
CoachJeff Blashill
CaptainHenrik Zetterberg
Alternate captainsJustin Abdelkader
Niklas Kronwall
ArenaJoe Louis Arena
Average attendance20,027 (100%)
Total: 821,107
Minor league affiliate(s)Grand Rapids Griffins (AHL)
Toledo Walleye (ECHL)
Team leaders
GoalsTomas Tatar (25)
AssistsHenrik Zetterberg (51)
PointsHenrik Zetterberg (68)
Penalty minutesJonathan Ericsson (63)
Plus/minusHenrik Zetterberg (+15)
WinsPetr Mrazek (18)
Goals against averageJimmy Howard (2.10)

Contents

Off-seasonEdit

On May 10, 2016, the Red Wings named Doug Houda as an assistant coach.[2]

On May 17, 2016, the Red Wings named Jeff Salajko as their new goaltending coach, replacing long-time former coach Jim Bedard.[3]

On June 9, 2016, the Red Wings named John Torchetti as an assistant coach.[4]

On September 16, 2016, the Red Wings named Shawn Horcoff director of player development.[5]

StandingsEdit

Divisional standingsEdit

Atlantic Division
Pos Team GP W L OTL ROW GF GA GD Pts
1 y – Montreal Canadiens 82 47 26 9 44 226 200 +26 103
2 x – Ottawa Senators 82 44 28 10 38 212 214 −2 98
3 x – Boston Bruins 82 44 31 7 42 234 212 +22 95
4 x – Toronto Maple Leafs 82 40 27 15 39 251 242 +9 95
5 Tampa Bay Lightning 82 42 30 10 38 234 227 +7 94
6 Florida Panthers 82 35 36 11 30 210 237 −27 81
7 Detroit Red Wings 82 33 36 13 24 207 244 −37 79
8 Buffalo Sabres 82 33 37 12 31 201 237 −36 78
Source: National Hockey League
x – Clinched playoff spot; y – Clinched division.

Conference standingsEdit

Top 3 (Metropolitan Division)
Pos Team GP W L OTL ROW GF GA GD Pts
1 p – Washington Capitals 82 55 19 8 53 263 182 +81 118
2 x – Pittsburgh Penguins 82 50 21 11 46 282 234 +48 111
3 x – Columbus Blue Jackets 82 50 24 8 47 249 195 +54 108
Source: National Hockey League
p – Clinched Presidents' Trophy; x – Clinched playoff spot.
Top 3 (Atlantic Division)
Pos Team GP W L OTL ROW GF GA GD Pts
1 y – Montreal Canadiens 82 47 26 9 44 226 200 +26 103
2 x – Ottawa Senators 82 44 28 10 38 212 214 −2 98
3 x – Boston Bruins 82 44 31 7 42 234 212 +22 95
Source: National Hockey League
x – Clinched playoff spot; y – Clinched division.
Eastern Conference Wild Card
Pos Div Team GP W L OTL ROW GF GA GD Pts
1 ME x – New York Rangers 82 48 28 6 45 256 220 +36 102
2 AT x – Toronto Maple Leafs 82 40 27 15 39 251 242 +9 95
3 ME New York Islanders 82 41 29 12 39 241 242 −1 94
4 AT Tampa Bay Lightning 82 42 30 10 38 234 227 +7 94
5 ME Philadelphia Flyers 82 39 33 10 32 219 236 −17 88
6 ME Carolina Hurricanes 82 36 31 15 33 215 236 −21 87
7 AT Florida Panthers 82 35 36 11 30 210 237 −27 81
8 AT Detroit Red Wings 82 33 36 13 24 207 244 −37 79
9 AT Buffalo Sabres 82 33 37 12 31 201 237 −36 78
10 ME New Jersey Devils 82 28 40 14 25 183 244 −61 70
Source: National Hockey League
x – Clinched playoff spot.

Schedule and resultsEdit

Pre-seasonEdit

Regular seasonEdit

2016–17 Game Log[7]

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

Player statisticsEdit

SkatersEdit

GoaltendersEdit

Regular season
Player GP GS TOI W L OT GA GAA SA SV% SO G A PIM
Petr Mrazek 50 44 2,858 18 21 9 145 3.04 1,462 .901 1 0 0 2
Jimmy Howard 26 24 1,397 10 11 1 49 2.10 675 .927 1 0 0 2
Jared Coreau 14 14 712 5 4 3 41 3.46 362 .887 2 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 rosterEdit

Awards and honoursEdit

AwardsEdit

MilestonesEdit


Suspensions/finesEdit

Player Explanation Length Salary Date issued
Steve Ott Spearing Boston Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara during NHL Game No. 115 in Detroit on Saturday, October 29, 2016, at 0:12 of the first period. $2,222.22 October 30, 2016[10]
Gustav Nyquist High-sticking Minnesota Wild defenseman Jared Spurgeon during NHL Game No. 829 in Minnesota on Sunday, February 12, 2017, at 14:13 of the first period. 6 games $158,333.34 February 15, 2017[11]

TransactionsEdit

TradesEdit

Date
Details
Ref
June 24, 2016 To Arizona Coyotes
Pavel Datsyuk
16th overall pick in 2016
To Detroit Red Wings
Joe Vitale
NYR's 20th overall pick in 2016
53rd overall pick in 2016
[12]
February 24, 2017 To Chicago Blackhawks
Tomas Jurco
To Detroit Red Wings
3rd round pick in 2017
[13]
February 28, 2017 To New York Rangers
Brendan Smith
To Detroit Red Wings
3rd round pick in 2017
OTT's 2nd round pick in 2018
[14]
February 28, 2017 To Montreal Canadiens
Steve Ott
To Detroit Red Wings
6th round pick in 2018
[15]
March 1, 2017 To Florida Panthers
Thomas Vanek [a]
To Detroit Red Wings
Dylan McIlrath
Conditional 3rd round pick in 2017
[16]
Notes
  • a Detroit to retain 50% ($1.3 million) of salary as part of trade.