Record: 32-40-10 74p (6th in Atlantic)
Playoffs: Did Not Qualify
G – Thomas Greiss (STL), G – Calvin Pickard (EDM), D – Marc Staal (FLA), D – Danny DeKeyser, F – Sam Gagner
G – Ville Husso, F – Andrew Copp, D – Olli Maatta, D – Ben Chiarot, F – Dominik Kubalik, F – David Perron, F – Austin Czarnik, D – Mark Pysyk
Detroit looks to be more competitive this season, after missing the postseason for the sixth straight season. However the biggest questions remain. Will the Red Wings be better statistically across all marks after being at or near the bottom from last season?
The team has a new look behind the bench in Derek Lalonde, the former Tampa Bay Lightning assistant, who was a part of the back-to-back Stanley Cup winning coaching staff, and the Red Wings acquired as well as signed key pieces that should bring the Red Wings closer to playoff contention instead of falling backwards. Detroit will look to clinch their first playoff appearance since the 2015-16 season, and provided that the key pieces all play their parts, the Red Wings should be able to achieve that goal.