Detroit Red Wings GM Steve Yzerman has had a busy offseason thus far, continuing to put his mark on the team as he enters his third season on the GM since taking over for Ken Holland in 2019.
And after his work in the recently completed 2021 NHL Draft, he turned his attention to free-agency. There are several new faces aboard in the Motor City, and among those include highly touted center Pius Suter, whom the Chicago Blackhawks elected not to re-sign. Following the departure of veteran Luke Glendening to the Dallas Stars, Yzerman was quick to swoop in and lock up Suter to a two-year deal.
Among Yzerman's signings include Dearborn native Jordan Oesterle and former Red Wings enforcer Luke Witkowski, who returns to Detroit for a second tour of duty. He also traded for defenseman Nick Leddy, as well as reigning Calder Trophy finalist goaltender Alex Nedeljkovic from the Carolina Hurricanes. Additionally, he traded for Lightning center Mitchell Stephens.
And now, Red Wings fans have a better idea of what the new faces in Hockeytown will look like wearing their new uniforms. The team has announced the jersey numbers for all of their new acquisitions:
We're getting excited for the start of a new season in Detroit as the Red Wings continue to take the next step in their rebuild under Yzerman's guidance!