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DET98052901 - 29 MAY 1998 - DETROIT, MICHIGAN, USA: Dallas Stars right wing Mike Keane(R) knocks Detroit Red Wings Kirk Maltby off his feet during the 1st period of a May 29th playoff game. UPI ms/Bill Pugliano
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Kirk Maltby (born December 22, 1972 in Guelph, Ontario, Canada) is a Canadian professional ice hockey winger with the Detroit Red Wings of the National Hockey League.

Having spent his junior years with the Owen Sound Platers of the OHL, Maltby was selected in the 3rd round, 65th overall by the Edmonton Oilers in the 1992 Draft. Maltby spent his entire rookie year at the Cape Breton Oilers of the AHL and played his first NHL season in 1993 playing 68 games and scoring 11 goals and 8 assists for 19 points and 74 penalty minutes. He played for the Oilers another 2 seasons before moving to the Detroit Red Wings during the 1995–96 NHL season, in which he was traded on March 20 by the Oilers to the Red Wings in exchange for defenceman Dan McGillis.

Maltby has spent 13 seasons with the Red Wings, helping them win 4 Stanley Cup titles (1997, 1998, 2002, 2008). He played on the "Grind Line" with teammates Kris Draper and Darren McCarty or Joe Kocur for a number of years.

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