A Red Wings jersey carries with it nearly a century of hockey tradition in the Motor City. Originally known as the Detroit Cougars, the Detroit Red Wings were founded in 1926. For two brief seasons the team was known as the Detroit Falcons, before donning the iconic Red Wings Jersey in the 1930’s. There’s a reason the Detroit area is known as “Hockeytown,” The Red Wings are one of the most successful franchises in NHL history.
Detroit has won 11 Stanley Cups, 6 conference championship trophies, and 19 division championship wins. They have the third most Stanley Cup championships in the league, behind the Montreal Canadiens and the Toronto Maple Leafs, and the most for any US-based NHL team. From 1950 to 1955, the Red Wings won 4 Stanley Cups, part of an era of dominance thanks in large part to Gordie Howe, known by many as “Mr. Hockey.”
Howe, a right-winger from Floral Saskatchewan, is widely considered to be one of the greatest players in Hockey history. As a 23-time NHL All-star, a Gordie Howe Jersey carries with it the significance of one of the longest and most successful careers in hockey. Howe played from the 1940’s through the 1980’s (playing the 1979-80 season with the Hartford Whalers.
Following the dominance of Howe and company, the Red Wings faced an era of middling success at best, before hitting their stride again in the mid 1990’s with the “Russian Five.” The Red Wings won back to back Stanley Cups in 1997 and 1998. Soon acquiring superstar Chris Chelios, who would help them to win yet another Stanley Cup victory in 2002.
Whether you’re a fan from the Olympia Stadium era, the Joe Louis Arena era, or even today, your retro Red Wings Jersey is sure to turn heads from the true fans in Little Caesars Arena. Regardless of your favorite player, a vintage Detroit Red Wings jersey is a keepsake that will be cherished for years to come. A jersey from Custom Throwback Jerseys is high quality, and made to last for all the Stanley Cups that are sure to come for the Red Wings.