Best Detroit Red Wings Players By Number: #61- #70


The Detroit Red Wings have a storied history as an Original Six Franchise. Many have worn the Winged Wheel on the front of the sweater and shared a number with another on the back. Some of those numbers hang proudly in the rafters. Others are forgotten and given to the next person on the roster. 

Over the next week and a half, Octopus Thrower will write-up the greatest names to wear every number (where applicable). Today we look at with #65, because nobody has worn #61 – #64 or #66 – #70

#65 – Danny DeKeyser

Fun fact: Danny DeKeyser is the only player in Red Wings history to have ever worn a number between #61 and #70, while we’re not exactly talking about hoisting his number to the rafters, the Macomb, MI native is definitely worthy of a couple of words.

Jan 9, 2014; San Jose, CA, USA; Detroit Red Wings defenseman Danny DeKeyser (65) takes a shot on goal against the San Jose Sharks during the second period at SAP Center at San Jose. Mandatory Credit: Ed Szczepanski-USA TODAY Sports

Highly sought after in 2013, DeKeyser opted to play for his hometown team, and has since had ice time playing for his country. Last season he tallied 32 points in 87 games for the Red Wings, which is respectable for a young defenseman. His short time with the team so far has been blemished slightly by some games missed through injury, but he’s engaged and ready for the season ahead.

Looking forward, coach Blashill has opted to partner DeKeyser with Mike Green, the veteran blueline who joined Detroit in July this year. This will allow the youngster to develop his game and become an integral piece of the Red Wings Franchise.

Other Notables Who Wore #65: Nobody else has worn #65, notable or otherwise.

Currently Worn By: Danny DeKeyser

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