Detroit Red Wings: 3 top performers from beginning of ’23-24 season

Oct 26, 2023; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Detroit Red Wings defenseman Shayne Gostisbehere (41) handles the puck during the first period against the Boston Bruins at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports
Oct 26, 2023; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Detroit Red Wings defenseman Shayne Gostisbehere (41) handles the puck during the first period against the Boston Bruins at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports /
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Detroit Red Wings’ Alex DeBrincat is just what the doctor ordered.

While the first player mentioned was Dylan Larkin, his linemate, Alex DeBrincat, deserves a stick tap, too. The Detroit Red Wings’ big move of the off-season was going out to trade for DeBrincat, and he has jumped right in with the Red Wings and been extremely impactful.

The Detroit Red Wings placed DeBrincat on the top line and allowed him to do his thing with the support of Larkin and Lucas Raymond. DeBrincat is off to a scorching hot start and has been putting up numbers.

Through his first 12 games of the 2023-24 season, DeBrincat has scored nine goals and added four assists for 13 total points. He’s second in the league in goals and competing in the top tier of NHL players for points scored. Ottawa has to be punching the air, looking at how well DeBrincat is doing.

DeBrincat is a playmaker and offensive asset who has flourished in his new home and his new role. The Red Wings brought him in to score, and he has done just that. He’s been exactly what the Red Wings needed, and his hot start only has helped the Red Wings perform as well as they have been.

It is a young season, and he has plenty of time left to score more goals, but the Red Wings have to be beyond thrilled with how things are going to this point.