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Former Red Wings defenseman Danny DeKeyser is going to be enshrined in the WMU Athletics Hall of Fame.

Danny DeKeyser spent 11 seasons patrolling the blueline for the Detroit Red Wings. But before that, he was a defenseman for the Western Michigan Broncos – and evidently, one of the best players in school history.

DeKeyser is part of the class of 2023 that will be receiving induction into the Western Michigan Athletics Hall of Fame.

DeKeyser was a Broncos player from 2010-13 prior to joining the Red Wings as an undrafted free agent. He was a two-time All-CCHA selection, earning Second Team honors in 2012 and a First Team nod in 2013.

DeKeyser helped WMU to the 2012 CCHA Tournament Championship, earning a spot on the All-Tournament Team. He was also part of WMU squads that made back-to-back appearances in the NCAA Tournament in 2011 and 2012. DeKeyser won successive CCHA Defensive Defenseman of the Year awards in 2012 and 2013. He was also a two-time American Hockey Coaches Association CCM West Second Team All-American in 2012 and 2013.

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Red Wings Offseason

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Hagg will be the first player to wear those digits for Anaheim since former Red Wings forward Patrick Eaves in 2018-19.

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