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Red Wings' Tomas Holmstrom retires

DETROIT, Jan. 22 (UPI) -- Detroit Red Wings forward Tomas Holmstrom said Tuesday he is retiring from the game after 15 years and 1,026 regular-season games played in the NHL.

NHL: Detroit 7, Columbus 2

DETROIT, March 26 (UPI) -- Tomas Holmstrom netted a pair of goals Monday and the Detroit Red Wings clinched a playoff spot with a 7-2 victory over Columbus.

NHL: Detroit 3, Dallas 2 (SO)

DALLAS, Jan. 18 (UPI) -- Jiri Hudler's goal in the second round of the shootout Tuesday handed the Detroit Red Wings a 3-2 win over Dallas.

NHL: Detroit 3, Chicago 2 (OT)

DETROIT, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- Todd Bertuzzi's second goal of the game came 4:21 into overtime Saturday and handed the Detroit Red Wings a 3-2 victory over Chicago.

NHL: Nashville 4, Detroit 3

NASHVILLE, Dec. 15 (UPI) -- Shea Weber scored the tying and game-winning goals with time running down in the third period Thursday, rallying Nashville to a 4-3 win over Detroit.

NHL: Detroit 5, Phoenix 2

DETROIT, Dec. 8 (UPI) -- Todd Bertuzzi touched off an overwhelming five-goal first period Thursday, sending the Detroit Red Wings coasting to a 5-2 victory over Phoenix.

NHL: Detroit 4, Tampa Bay 2

DETROIT, Nov. 30 (UPI) -- Tomas Holmstrom and Darren Helm scored third-period goals Wednesday, propelling the Detroit Red Wings to a 4-2 victory over Tampa Bay.

NHL: Detroit 5, Calgary 3

DETROIT, Nov. 23 (UPI) -- Pavel Datsyuk and Valtteri Filppula broke open a tie game with goals 74 seconds apart in the third period Wednesday, lifting Detroit past Calgary 5-3.

NHL: San Jose 4, Detroit 2

DETROIT, Oct. 28 (UPI) -- Joe Thornton put San Jose in front late in the second period Friday and the Sharks won their fourth in a row with a 4-2 decision over Detroit.

NHL: Detroit 4, San Jose 3

SAN JOSE, Calif., May 8 (UPI) -- Tomas Holmstrom finished off a three-goal Detroit third period Sunday that rallied the Red Wings to a 4-3 victory over San Jose.

NHL: Detroit 4, Phoenix 3

DETROIT, April 16 (UPI) -- Pavel Datsyuk scored a goal and added three assists Saturday for Detroit, which outlasted Phoenix 4-3 to post a 2-0 lead in their first-round playoff series.

NHL: Detroit 4, Minnesota 2

DETROIT, April 3 (UPI) -- Detroit's Jimmy Howard turned aside 27-of-29 shots Sunday and the Red Wings eased to a 4-2 win over Minnesota and the Central Division championship.

NHL: Detroit 4, New Jersey 1

NEWARK, N.J., Dec. 11 (UPI) -- Tomas Holmstrom scored 29 seconds into the game and the Detroit Red Wings never trailed in their 4-1 victory over New Jersey Saturday.

NHL: San Jose 5, Detroit 2

DETROIT, Dec. 6 (UPI) -- Niclas Wallin and Logan Couture scored 8 seconds apart in the second period Monday, boosting the San Jose Sharks to a 5-2 win over Detroit.
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Tomas Holmstrom
Detroit Red Wings left winger Tomas Holmstrom (96) skates the puck around teammate Nicklas Lidstrom in the in the third period against the Dallas Stars at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit, Mi on April 17, 2006. Holmstrom scored the Red Wings winning goal to defeat the Stars 3-2. (UPI Photo/Scott R. Galvin)

Tomas Holmström (born 23 January 1973) is a Swedish professional ice hockey left winger currently playing for the Detroit Red Wings of the National Hockey League (NHL), where he has won four Stanley Cup championships. He is widely considered as one of the best in the game at screening goalies and causing havoc in front of the net.

Holmström was first noticed by Red Wings scout Håkan Andersson in 1993 during a national team selection camp, where Holmström missed the cut, then again the next year while playing with Boden where his coach, Niklas Wikegård, told Andersson that Holmström was the team's best player. He was drafted 257th overall by the Detroit Red Wings in the 1994 NHL Entry Draft and has played for the Red Wings since 1996 with the exception of the season lost to the 2004–05 NHL lockout where Holmström returned to Sweden to play for his old team, Luleå HF in the Swedish elite league Elitserien.

On April 7, 2007, Holmström scored his 30th goal of the 2006–07 season against the Chicago Blackhawks, achieving the first 30 goal season of his career.

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