Hockey fans attending the Red Wings’ 25th anniversary commemoration of the 1997 and 1998 Stanley Cup championships on November 3 and 5 will get to enjoy some rarely seen mementos from those games in a pop-up exhibit located near the Chevrolet entrance to Little Caesars Arena, adjacent to the Gordie Howe statue.
The display will be on view through the second intermission of each game. Highlights include:
- Game-worn jerseys of the Russian Five (Vladimir Konstantinov, Sergei Federov, Slava Fetisov, Slava Koslov, and Igor Larionov) whose unmatched skill made them major scorers during the 1997 Stanley Cup and whose technique was modeled by many coaches and players in the NHL.
- A 1997 stick signed by goalie Mike Vernon that reads “here’s to the cup 1997 cheers! Mike Vernon,” and a 1997, game-used and signed stick belonging Steve Yzerman. These are part of a collection signed by the team the morning after their 1997 Stanley Cup win. Right wing Joe Kocur personally went to each player and had them sign their stick from the season.
- Darren McCarty’s 1998 playoff jersey featuring a patch on the shoulder. The patch was replicated and available for fans to purchase in 1998.
Fans will also have the opportunity to share their memories of the 1997 and 1998 Red Wings Stanley Cup championships, as well as purchase an assortment of 25th Anniversary special merchandise from the Team Store including novelties from pucks to glasses and pins, hats and authentic memorabilia.
With tickets expected to be in high demand, fans are encouraged to visit DetroitRedWings.com/tickets to secure their seats today. The 1997 team will be honored on Thursday, Nov. 3 when the Red Wings host the Washington Capitals. The 1998 Red Wings will be celebrated when Detroit entertains the New York Islanders on Saturday, Nov. 5. For additional information, fans can visit DetroitRedWings.com/Anniversary.