James Reimer became a Detroit Red Wings netminder on July 1, singing as a UFA with the club. which certainly was great news for his older sister Christy.
“My older sister, and not to embarass her in any way, was and probably is and now again it’s reborn,” Reimer explained. “She’s a diehard Red Wings fan.”
James Reimer on the @DetroitRedWings "Stevie's obviously putting his finger print on the team and I think everyone around the league can see what's going on here. I'm excited to be a part of that." #LGRW
— Daniella Bruce (@daniellabruce_) July 2, 2023
In the 1990s and 200os when Detroit was ruling over the NHL, the Red Wings were also filling the heart of at least one member of Reimer’s family with joy.
“She was big into that (Red Wings) era,” Reimer recalled.
Red Wings In Case You Missed It
- Several former Red Wings players like Pius Suter are still seeking contracts as UFAs
- Detroit is hopeful that defenseman Shane Gostisbehere will be a boon to the club’s power-play unit
- Former Red Wings forward Tyler Bertuzzi is joining the Toronto Maple Leafs as a UFA
- With all the July 1 roster additions, does Detroit have any roster spots available to rookies?
Red Wings Offseason
A familiar name to Detroit fans has found himself a new NHL home. Defenseman Joe Hicketts is joining the Los Angeles Kings on a one-year, two-way contract. He’ll earn $775,000 if he plays in the NHL and $275,000 if he’s in the minor leagues. Hicketts spent the last two seasons as part of the Minnesota Wild organization. Prior to that, he played 22 games for the Red Wings from 2017-20.
Hockey Now Network
Chicago: Even if all else sometimes seems lost, the Chicago Blackhawks still have hope.
Colorado: Once more with feeling. Jack Johnson is again joining the Colorado Avalanche.
Nashville: GM Barry Trotz says that players joining the Nashville Predators should be coming to town expecting to win.
Calgary: The ask from the Calgary Flames for defenseman Noah Hanifin remains high.
Los Angeles: Looking at internal options the Los Angeles Kings may deploy to fill the void of players lost in the Pierre-Luc Dubois deal.
San Jose: Kyle Burroughs, the newest member of the team, talks about joining the San Jose Sharks.
Vegas: Looking at possible forward lines for the Vegas Golden Knights.
Washington: Calder Cup MVP Hunter Shepherd was among four players agreeing to terms on new contracts with the Washington Capitals.
Pittsburgh: Following the club’s UFA additions, the Pittsburgh Penguins are a much better hockey team.
Philadelphia: Tyson Foerster is hoping he’ll earn a spot with the Philadelphia Flyers directly out of training camp next season.
Islanders: The New York Islanders have their sights set on Ottawa forward Alex DeBrincat.
Boston: It looks as though the Boston Bruins are bringing back the goalie hug
Montreal: Juraj Slavkovsky, the first overall selection by the Montreal Canadiens in 2022, is experimenting with strobe training technology.
Buffalo: The Buffalo Sabres were making the choice to stay out of the UFA goalie market.
Florida: Grading the free agency performance of the Florida Panthers.