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Meet the 2018-19 Detroit Red Wings ahead of the season opener

Posted: 4:32 AM, Oct 04, 2018
Updated: 2018-10-04 08:32:26Z

The 2018-19 Detroit Red Wings season kicks off on Thursday night from Little Caesars Arena and the roster has been finalized for the season.

Detroit will go with four alternate captains this year after Henrik Zetterberg announced he is done playing hockey. Dylan Larkin and Frans Nielsen will wear the "A" joining Niklas Kronwall and Justin Abdelkader. Neilsen will be an alternate during away games and Larkin during home games.

Zetterberg will lead the ceremonial puck drop at the game on Thursday night.

Kronwall, Mike Green and Jonathan Ericsson will start the season on injured reserve. The team has 14 forwards, seven defensemen and two goaltenders.

Check out the roster below.

Forwards

No. 8 - Justin Abdelkader

No. 14 - Gustav Nyquist

No. 26 - Thomas Vanek

No. 27 - Michael Rasmussen

No. 28 - Luke Witkowski

No. 39 - Anthony Mantha

No. 41 - Luke Glendening

No. 42 - Martin Frk

No. 43 - Darren Helm

No. 51 - Frans Nielsen

No. 59 - Tyler Bertuzzi

No. 70 - Christoffer Ehn

No. 71 - Dylan Larkin

No. 72 - Andreas Athanasiou

Defensemen

No. 2 - Joe Hicketts

No. 3 - Nick Jensen

No. 17 - Filip Hronek

No. 21 - Dennis Cholowski

No. 47 - Libor Sulak

No. 65 - Danny DeKeyser

No. 83 - Trevor Daley

Goalies

No. 35 - Jimmy Howard

No. 45 - Jonathan Bernier