Local Sports Journal

Mickey Redmond, Darren McCarty, Kris Draper, Igor Larionov and Joe Kocur are among 13 Red Wing alums that have committed to the upcoming Detroit Red Wings alumni game. The Red Wings announced their unofficial roster as they gear up for the January 11 event at the L.C. Walker Arena.

This year’s Red Wings Alumni Game is being hosted by the Muskegon Lumberjacks’ Foundation and will feature a matchup against Muskegon alums.

Check out the unofficial Red Wings roster below:


Eddie Mio (Detroit Red Wings 1983-86)

Gregg Malicke (University of Michigan 1995-98)


Chris Tamer (University of Michigan 1989-93; Played in the NHL from 1993-2004 with Pittsburgh, New York Rangers, and Atlanta Thrashers)

Jiri Fischer (Detroit Red Wings 1999-2004; 2005-06)

Craig Wolanin (Played in the NHL from 1985-98 with New Jersey, Quebec, Colorado, Tampa Bay, and Toronto; Detroit Vipers 1998-99) *Father of current Lumberjacks defenseman Christian Wolanin*


Wayne Presley (Played in the NHL from 1985-96 with Chicago, San Jose, Buffalo, New York Rangers, and Toronto; Detroit Vipers 1996-98)

Joe Kocur (Played in the NHL from 1985-99 with Detroit, New York Rangers, and Vancouver; Detroit Red Wings 1985-91, 1996-99)

Brent Fedyk (Played in the NHL from 1987-96, 1998-99 with Detroit, Philadelphia, Dallas, and New York Rangers; Detroit Red Wings 1987-92; Detroit Vipers 1997-98)

Bryan Smolinski (Played in the NHL from 1993-2004, 2005-08 with Boston, Pittsburgh, New York Islanders, Los Angeles, Ottawa, Chicago, Vancouver, and Montreal; Detroit Vipers 1996; Michigan State University 1989-1993)

Sergei Samsonov (Played in the NHL from 1997-2004, 2005-11 with Boston, Edmonton, Montreal, Chicago, Carolina, and Florida; Detroit Vipers 1996-97)

Mike Knuble (Played in the NHL from 1996-2013 with Detroit, New York Rangers, Boston, Philadelphia, and Washington; Detroit Red Wings 1996-98; University of Michigan 1991-95)

Paul Ysebaert (Played in the NHL from 1989-99 with New Jersey, Detroit, Winnipeg, Chicago, and Tampa Bay; Detroit Red Wings 1990-93)

John Ogrodnick (Played in the NHL from 1979-93 with Detroit, Quebec, and New York Rangers; Detroit Red Wings 1979-87, 1992-93)

Also, with the roster not being complete, there are other players interested in participating in the event, but are still unconfirmed, and they are as follows (all are forwards):

Kris Draper (Played in the NHL from 1990-2011 with Winnipeg and Detroit; Detroit Red Wings 1993-2011)

Joe Murphy (Played in the NHL from 1987-2011 with Detroit, Edmonton, Chicago, St. Louis, San Jose, Boston, and Washington; Detroit Red Wings 1987-1990; Michigan State University 1985-86)

Igor Larionov (Played in the NHL from 1989-2004 with Vancouver, San Jose, Detroit, and New Jersey; Detroit Red Wings 1995-2003)

Jimmy Carson (Played in the NHL from 1986-96 with Los Angeles, Edmonton, Detroit, Vancouver, and Hartford; Detroit Red Wings 1989-93; Detroit Vipers 1996-98)

Darren McCarty (Played in the NHL from 1993-04, 2005-09 with Detroit and Calgary; Detroit Red Wings 1993-2004, 2008-09)

Mickey Redmond (Played in the NHL from 1967-76 with Montreal and Detroit; Detroit Red Wings 1971-76)

Individual tickets for the event are $10 for adults and $6 for kids ages 3-12. Fans can also purchase tickets at startickets.com.  There are a limited number of V.I.P. tickets available for $25 that include entry into a postgame event at The Lake House Water Front Grille.  The V.I.P. event will feature a live jersey auction that will include NHL memorabilia, a meet-and-greet with the players, live music, a cash bar, and hearty hors d’oeuvres.

During the game, there will be a silent auction in the Party Deck that will include donated items from Muskegon’s local businesses, professional sports teams, NCAA institutes, and much more.  The silent auction will begin right when the doors open at 6:15 pm and conclude at 8:00 pm.