Kris Draper

Kris Draper

Bio
Height/Weight: 5' 10"/190 lbs
Born: Toronto, Canada
Draft: 1989 3rd round (62nd pick) by the
Shoots: L
  • Where Red Wings stand among NHL's offseason winners, losers
    MLive.com

    Where Red Wings stand among NHL's offseason winners, losers

    The Red Wings will still be at or near the NHL’s basement, but they improved in all areas. They also are set-up to acquire additional draft picks at the trade deadline by moving some of these players and others. Montreal The Canadiens were among several Atlantic Division clubs who improved.

  • 18 thoughts on Steve Yzerman's first 18 months running the Detroit Red Wings
    Detroit Free Press

    18 thoughts on Steve Yzerman's first 18 months running the Detroit Red Wings

    Nielsen rating Abdelkader wasn’t the only underperforming veteran deserving of a buyout — Frans Nielsen had nine points in 60 games — but Nielsen is still a solid skater and he only has two years left on his deal. This wasn’t a contest. He's watching It was Nielsen who, on the first day of training camp in 2019, said Yzerman’s presence put players on their toes, because they knew most of them weren’t his guys.

  • Senators coach D.J. Smith sees Bobby Ryan assisting Red Wings' rebuild
    The Detroit News

    Senators coach D.J. Smith sees Bobby Ryan assisting Red Wings' rebuild

    It was nearly a year ago at Little Caesars Arena when Ottawa Senators coach D.J. Smith heard the news that forward Bobby Ryan had left the team indefinitely after the morning skate and wouldn't be in that night's lineup against the Detroit Red Wings. Ryan checked himself right away into the National Hockey League/National Hockey League Players' Association substance-abuse program on Nov. 20, 2019. Three months later, he returned and scored a hat trick in his first home game on Feb. 27, 2020.