Detroit Red Wings: Top 5 Homegrown Detroit Defencemen

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 #3: Reed Larson (1976-1986)

Reed Larson spent 10 of his 14 professional seasons with the Detroit Red Wings, but before coming to Detroit Reed was mentored at the University of Minnesota by the legendary Herb Brooks. Reed’s rookie season in Detroit saw him scoring 60 points and finishing second in the Calder Trophy voting behind Mike Bossy.

During his decade long tenure with the Red Wings, Larson played in 708 regular-season games. In those 708 games, Reed accumulated 188 goals and 570 points, both good enough totals to place Reed second all-time amongst all Detroit defencemen in those respective categories. He also ranks 11th in all-time scoring among all Detroit Red Wings players. Reed was also the first American-born defenceman to score 200 goals.

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