Detroit Red Wings: Top 5 Right Wings Of All Time

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#2: Brendan Shanahan 1996-2006

My fellow Octopus Thrower writer Zach Roethlisberger recently included Shanahan on his top 5 Left-Wing list and I thought it would only be fair to include Shanny on the Right-Wing list too. Shanahan was an important piece to the Red Wings’ success in the late 90’s and early 2000’s. He was a gritty leader with a great scoring touch.

Shanny played in 716 regular-season games for the Red Wings, scoring 633 points and having a career rating of +144 with the Red Wings, numbers good enough to solidify him at the #2 spot on the Red Wings’ all-time Right-Wing list. In his 9 seasons with the Red Wings, Shanahan never played in less than 75 regular-season games, and never scored less than 25 goals in a season. He had four 30 goal seasons and two 40 goal seasons, and three Stanley Cup Championships in Detroit.

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