Detroit Red Wings: Top 5 Homegrown Detroit Defencemen

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The Detroit Red Wings have had their fair share of talented and elite players over the last few decades. Most people are familiar with front-end names like Gordie Howe,  Ted Lindsay, Steve Yzerman, and Sergei Fedorov, but, most people may not be as knowledgeable about some of the historic blue-liners in Detroit hockey history. In my humble hockey-obsessed opinion, here are the top 5 Detroit Red Wings’ defencemen of all-time.

#5: Gary Bergman (1964-1975)

Gary Bergman is a name that many hockey fans are probably not very familiar with. It’s a name I wasn’t very familiar with, but after doing some research, I decided it was a name that should be included on this list. Bergman wasn’t the flashiest or highest scoring defenceman of all-time, but, he was a solid and reliable player at a time when the Red Wings were not at their most successful.

Bergman played 706 regular-season games for the Red Wings, scoring 60 goals and 243 assists. Despite never winning a Stanley Cup title, Bergman’s consistent reliable play over the course of his time in Detroit ranks him 5th all-time in points and assists among Detroit defencemen.

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