With a new season comes new changes. Aside from new additions via free agency and trades, there are small changes to the team that may go unnoticed.
This season, the Detroit Red Wings announced that some of the players throughout the organization will be sporting new numbers come the new season. Who will be changing numbers and what will those numbers be?
The Detroit Red Wings have new players with new numbers.
The Red Wings will have new numbers for current roster players Justin Holl, Alex DeBrincat, Klim Kostin, Christian Fischer, J.T. Compher, Shayne Gostisbehere, James Reimer, Daniel Sprong, and Jonatan Berggren.
Players within the organization that will have new numbers include Jared McIssac, John Lethemon, Carter Mazur, Alex Lyon, Tim Gettinger, Nolan Stevens, Brogan Rafferty, Wyatt Newpower, and Simon Edvinsson.
Here are the new numbers for those above, provided earlier this week:
3 Justin Holl
15 Jared McIssac
24 Klim Kostin
31 John Lethemon
32 Carter Mazur
34 Alex Lyon
36 Christian Fischer
37 J.T. Compher
39 Tim Gettinger
41 Shayne Gostisbehere
42 Nolan Stevens
47 James Reimer
48 Jonatan Berggren
52 Brogan Rafferty
62 Wyatt Newpower
77 Simon Edvinsson
88 Daniel Sprong
93 Alex DeBrincat
There were no reasons given for the change of numbers or what the changes mean. While training camp is still a month or so away, this organization keeps the fans interested with news about something. This news may not be major to some, but others find it interesting.
Some players may have switched because of family reasons, because that number was not available at one time, or because that was the number worn in junior hockey.
Fans will likely see some interesting numbers at training camp for the players who may be lower in the system. The Detroit Red Wings will usually start in the middle of September and go until late September or early October.
Recently, the Red Wings signed Stevens, Newpower, and McIssac to one-year, two-way contracts, meaning they will start the year in the AHL with the Grand Rapids Griffins when the 2023/2024 season starts.
Last season, MacIssac had 22 points (3-19-22) and 30 penalty minutes in 61 games with the Griffins. Stevens played with the AHL Utica Comets, registering 33 points (15-18-33) and 17 penalty minutes in 48 games, while Newpower produced seven points (2-5-7) and 68 penalty minutes in 59 games with the Griffins.