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The Daily: Former Red Wings D Marcon Dead at 88; Police Body Cam Footage of Nichushkin Incident Unearthed

Marcon was in the Detroit organization for 11 seasons



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Lou Marcon (back row, far right) played 38 games for the Red Wings in 1959-60.

Defenseman Lou Marcon wasn’t a Detroit Red Wings player for long. However, he was a member of the Red Wings organization for a long time.

Lou Marcon, Red Wings

Marcon, who died this week at the age of 88, skated from 1958-68 in the Detroit system. This stint was including 60 NHL games, all with the Red Wings between 1958-63. His longest stay was a 38-game run during the 1959-60 NHL season. Detroit claimed Marcon from the Montreal Canadiens in the NHL inter-league draft on June 3, 1958.

All 60 of Marcon’s NHL games were regular-season affairs. Marcon was reacalled to Detroit from the WHL Edmonton Flyers prior to the 1961 Stanley Cup final against Chicago following an injury to defenseman Marcel Pronovost. However, Marcon didn’t suit up for any games during the series. Marcon and Pete Goegan, another Red Wings defenseman, were brothers-in-law.

Only 5-foot-9 and 175 pounds, Marcon was nonetheless an aggressive defender. Seven times during his pro career he topped 100 penalty minutes. In 1966-67, he led the Memphis Wings of the CPHL with 206 PIM. Marcon would play his final season as Detroit property with the Forth Worth Wings of the CPHL in 1967-68.

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As well, two European picks also found themselves cast adrift by Detroit. Forward Albin Grewe (66th overall, 2019) who played 11 games on an amateur tryout with the AHL Grand Rapids Griffins in 2020-21, wasn’t signed. Neither was defenseman Gustav Berglund (177th overall, 2019). He was playing this season with Karlskrona HK of HockeyEttan, Sweden’s third division.

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