Detroit Red Wings: Top 25 Goals of All-Time

Steve Yzerman, Detroit Red Wings (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
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Youngsters often dream of making it to the NHL. From there, they dream of their first NHL goal and then the series-winning goal in the Stanley Cup Finals. While those achievements are special, there are many goals and achievements that are not forgotten in the great game of hockey.

Many different goals by many different players account for moments only they will never forget.

Many legendary goals have been scored in the NHL, from Wayne Gretzky’s 802nd goal to the Cup-winning goal from Patrick Kane in 2010. Then, there are the first NHL goals scored by a player that some of us may have never heard of, but to him, it is a moment of a lifetime.

One of the original six franchises, the Detroit Red Wings, has seen several goals scored that have been placed in Red Wings history. Those goals have not always been scored by NHL Hall of Famers, but sometimes it is the player who only gets a few minutes of ice time but makes those minutes count.

Here are the top 25 goals of all-time for the Detroit Red Wings.

With legendary and iconic players such as Steve Yzerman and Gordie Howe, memorable goals are almost a given with these two Hall of Famers on the ice. However, former Red Wings forwards, like Darren Helm, have scored important goals as well.

From the first goals in Red Wings history to the last goal of a player’s career, we will look at the top 25 goals in franchise history.

While there are many choices for best all-time goals, we limit the choice to just 25. Enjoy the list as we go down memory lane and look back at some of the most iconic goals in Red Wings’ history.

Most players on this list have moved on, but their moments will never be forgotten. Some of these goals are not just special in the history of the Red Wings but are memorable in NHL history as well. Every goal scored is special. However, some goals have places in history, as some below do.

The players who scored the goals below have a place in franchise history as some of the players who have laid the groundwork for young stars like forward Lucas Raymond and defenseman Moritz Seider, who already have some highlight reel goals in their back pocket.

Some of the goals below will bring back memories of your first NHL game or favorite memories.