Detroit Red Wings Gear Up for District Detroit

Russian Five's jerseys worn during the ’97 Stanley Cup playoffs among the mementos waiting to be displayed at Little Caesars Arena


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With the Detroit Red Wings’ final regular-season games at Joe Louis this month, Olympia Entertainment is archiving items that touch on the team’s 38 years at the arena, including the Orange Hat Guy, engagements, and, of course, their eighth Stanley Cup win. Hailing from Russia with a knack for puck control, The Russian Five — the name given to forwards Sergei Fedorov, Igor Larionov, and Vyacheslav Kozlov, and defensemen Vladimir Konstantinov and Viacheslav (Slava) Fetisov — debuted in October 1995 and helped lead the team to playoff success.

During their first season, the Wings set the NHL season record of 62 wins and came one point away from reaching the most points in a season. The following year, during the 1996-97 season, the team won the Stanley Cup after a 42-year drought. Received and catalogued by Olympia Entertainment’s Archives Team, all five of the group’s jerseys worn during the first two games of the ’97 Stanley Cup playoffs now sit among the mementos waiting to be displayed at the team’s new home, Little Caesars Arena.


More on Olympia Entertainment’s Detroit Red Wings Archive at olympiaentertainment.com
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