Red Wings Kris Draper retires

Red Wings Kris Draper retires

DETROIT, July 26 (UPI) -- Detroit Red Wings forward Kris Draper announced his retirement Tuesday, ending a 20-year NHL playing career.
Red Wings' Draper retiring

Red Wings' Draper retiring

DETROIT, July 25 (UPI) -- Detroit Red Wings forward Kris Draper is going to retire after 20 years in the National Hockey League, the Detroit Free Press reported Monday.

NHL: Detroit 4, Boston 2

DETROIT, Feb. 13 (UPI) -- Todd Bertuzzi scored a pair of goals and Jimmy Howard notched his NHL-best 28th win Sunday in the Detroit Red Wings' 4-2 victory over Boston.

NHL: Detroit 6, Columbus 5 (OT)

DETROIT, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- Johan Franzen's slap shot 45 seconds into overtime found the net Saturday, handing the Detroit Red Wings a 6-5 victory over Columbus.

NHL: Detroit 5, Edmonton 3

EDMONTON, Alberta, Jan. 5 (UPI) -- Todd Bertuzzi's two goals Tuesday included the game-winner in the Detroit Red Wings' 5-3 victory over Edmonton.

NHL: Detroit 4, Minnesota 1

ST. PAUL, Minn., Dec. 26 (UPI) -- Henrik Zetterberg and Dan Cleary stung the Minnesota Wild with early goals Sunday and the Detroit Red Wings skated away with a 4-1 victory.

Red Wings' Maltby announces retirement

DETROIT, Oct. 12 (UPI) -- Detroit Red Wings forward Kirk Maltby said Tuesday he is retiring from the NHL after a 16-year career.

NHL: St. Louis 4, Detroit 3 (SO)

ST. LOUIS, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- Brad Boyes notched the game-winner in a shootout Tuesday, delivering the St. Louis Blues a 4-3 win over Detroit.

NHL: Detroit 3, New York Rangers 1

NEW YORK, Dec. 6 (UPI) -- Daniel Cleary's goal late in the third period was the winner for Detroit Sunday in a 3-1 victory over the New York Rangers.

NHL: Detroit 4, St. Louis 3 (SO)

ST. LOUIS, Nov. 29 (UPI) -- Todd Bertuzzi scored for Detroit in the fourth round of the shootout in the Red Wings' 4-3 victory over the St. Louis Blues.

NHL: Colorado 3, Detroit 1

DENVER, Oct. 25 (UPI) -- Craig Anderson made 48 saves for the Avalanche Saturday in Colorado's 3-1 win over the slumping Detroit Red Wings.
NHL: Pittsburgh 2, Detroit 1

NHL: Pittsburgh 2, Detroit 1

PITTSBURGH, June 9 (UPI) -- Tyler Kennedy scored in the third period Tuesday to give Pittsburgh a 2-1 victory over Detroit and a 3-3 tie in the Stanley Cup Finals.
NHL: Detroit 3, Colorado 2

NHL: Detroit 3, Colorado 2

DENVER, March 5 (UPI) -- Ty Conklin bounced back from a poor outing to make 25 saves Wednesday and lead Detroit to a 3-2 victory over Colorado.

NHL: Detroit 4, Minnesota 2

DETROIT, Feb. 12 (UPI) -- Jiri Hudler and Kris Draper scored 50 seconds apart midway through the second period Thursday night, igniting the Detroit Red Wings' 4-2 victory over Minnesota.

NHL: Detroit 4, Los Angeles 0

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- Ty Conklin made 21 saves Thursday to record his fifth shutout of the season and bring Detroit a 4-0 victory over Los Angeles.
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Kris Draper
SLP2000040104- 01 APRIL 2000- ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI, USA: St. Louis Blues' Chris Pronger (L) makes Detroit Red Wings' Kris Draper jump to advoid his stick, in the first period, April 1. bg/Scott Rovak UPI

Kristopher Draper (born May 24, 1971) is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey player. At times, Draper served as a alternate captain for the Detroit Red Wings of the National Hockey League (NHL) (wearing the "A" during home games). Draper is a four-time winner of the Stanley Cup, a Frank J. Selke Trophy winner and has scored over 100 goals in a Red Wings uniform. Draper was a member of the famous Grind Line in Detroit, consisting of himself, Kirk Maltby and either Joe Kocur or Darren McCarty. The line was reunited with the return of McCarty to the Wings in the 2007–08 season.

Draper grew up in West Hill, Ontario, a suburb of Toronto, playing minor hockey for the Don Mills Flyers of the MTHL. He was selected by the OHL's Windsor Spitfires in the 4th round of the 1988 OHL Priority Selection, however, elected to play for the Canadian National Team.

Drafted 62nd overall in the 1989 Draft by the Winnipeg Jets, Draper did not see much NHL action in his early years. He is a rarity in that he played in the American Hockey League (AHL) and NHL before playing junior in the Ontario Hockey League (OHL). After playing just 20 games in the 4 seasons since he was drafted, he was traded to Detroit in 1993 for a dollar. Doug MacLean, the general manager of the Adirondack Red Wings at that time and a former Detroit Red Wings assistant, was responsible for the trade. Draper would quickly become a valuable fixture in Detroit's rotation, and he began his reputation as the "One Dollar Man."

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