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Adirondack Red Wings
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City: Glens Falls, New York
League: American Hockey League
Operated: 1979 to 1999
Home Arena: Glens Falls Civic Center
Colors: red and white
Affiliates: Detroit Red Wings
Franchise history
1971 to 1972: Tidewater Wings
1972 to 1975: Virginia Wings
1979 to 1999: Adirondack Red Wings
Championships
Division Championships: three
(1985–86, 1988–89,
1993–94)
Calder Cups: four
(1980–81, 1985–86,
1988–89, 1991–92)

The Adirondack Red Wings were a minor professional team in the American Hockey League. They played in Glens Falls, New York, USA at the Glens Falls Civic Center. The team was affiliated with the Detroit Red Wings of the National Hockey League.

HistoryEdit

Desirous of promoting a winning atmosphere, Detroit ensured that the Adirondack Red Wings would have, for a minor league franchise, an unusually stable, veteran-laden roster. Veterans such as Glenn Merkosky, Jody Gage, Greg Joly, Norm Maracle and Dennis Polonich bolstered a team that saw over thirty players have 200 or more games with the franchise, including nine with over 300 and two (Merkosky and Joly) with over 400. In consequence, the Red Wings missed the playoffs only once in their twenty-year history.

The Red Wings' uniforms were identical to the parent club, with the white jersey featuring the distinctive red sleeves that the Detroit franchise has worn since 1956. During their final two seasons, the Adirondack Red Wings also wore a third jersey, based on Detroit's throwback design from 1991–92, replacing the word "DETROIT" on the front of the jersey with the winged wheel logo.

The franchise was replaced by:

CoachesEdit

General ManagersEdit

Season-by-season resultsEdit

Regular SeasonEdit

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Red Wings' season-by-season record
Season Games Won Lost Tied OTL Points Goals
for
Goals
against
Standing
1971–72 762245 9 531972756th, West
1972–73 76382216 922582213rd, West
1973–74 76224410 542163076th, South
1974–75 75313113 752542501st, South
1979–80 80323711 752973094th, North
1980–81 803540 5 753053282nd, South
1981–82 803437 9 772992855th, South
1982–83 803639 5 773293434th, North
1983–84 80372914 883443302nd, North
1984–85 803537 8 782903365th, North
1985–86 804131 8 903392981st, North
1986–87 804431 5 933292962nd, North
1987–88 80422311 4 993062753rd, South
1988–89 804727 61003692941st, South
1989–90 80422711 953303042nd, South
1990–91 80333710 763203465th, South
1991–92 804036 4 843353092nd, North
1992–93 803635 9 813313082nd, North
1993–94 804527 8 983332731st, North
1994–95 80323810 742712944th, North
1995–96 803832 8 2 862712472nd, Central
1996–97 80382812 2 902582492nd, Empire State
1997–98 803137 9 3 742452754th, Empire State
1998–99 802148 8 3 531842804th, Empire State

PlayoffsEdit

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Red Wings' playoffs record
Season1st round2nd round3rd roundFinals
1971–72 Out of Playoffs
1972–73 W, 4-3, Hershey L, 2-4, Cincinnati
1973–74 Out of Playoffs
1974–75 L, 1-4, New Haven
1979–80 L, 1-4, New Brunswick
1980–81 W, 4-2, Binghamton W, 4-2, Hershey W, 4-2, Maine
1981–82 L, 2-3, New Brunswick
1982–83 L, 2-4, Fredericton
1983–84 L, 3-4, Maine
1984–85 Out of Playoffs
1985–86 W, 4-2, Fredericton W, 4-1, Moncton W, 4-2, Hershey
1986–87 W, 4-2, Moncton L, 1-4, Sherbrooke
1987–88 W, 4-3, Rochester L, 0-4, Hershey
1988–89 W, 4-1, Newmarket W, 4-3, Hershey W, 4-1, New Haven
1989–90 L, 2-4, Baltimore
1990–91 L, 4-14, Hershey
1991–92 W, 4-1, New Haven W, 4-0, Springfield W, 2-1, Rochester W, 4-3, St. John's
1992–93 W, 4-0, Capital District L, 3-4, Springfield
1993–94 W, 4-2, Springfield L, 2-4, Portland
1994–95 L, 0-4, Albany
1995–96 L, 0-3, Rochester
1996–97 L, 1-3, Albany
1997–98 L, 0-3, Albany
1998–99 L, 0-3, Rochester

Two game combined total goals series in preliminary round.

Notable alumniEdit

Team recordsEdit

Career goals: Glenn Merkosky: 204
Career assists: Glenn Merkosky: 212
Career points: Glenn Merkosky: 416
Career penalty minutes: Gord Kruppke: 1,028
Career games: Glenn Merkosky: 430

All-time scoring leadersEdit

Note: Pos = Position; GP = Games Played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; P/G = Points per game

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Red Wings' all-time scoring leaders
Player Pos GP G A Pts Seasons
Flag of Canada Glenn Merkosky F 430 204 212 416 1985-1991
Flag of Canada Dale Krentz F 327 149 179 328 1985-1990
Flag of Canada Jody Gage RW 385 153 167 320 1979-1985
Flag of Canada Murray Eaves F 227 125 176 301 1987-1995
Flag of Canada Greg Joly D 396 36 194 230 1979-1986
Flag of the United States Ted Speers C 313 93 128 221 1983-1987
Flag of Canada Stacy Roest C 239 75 139 214 1994-1999
Flag of Canada Ted Nolan LW 299 84 126 210 1979-1984
Flag of Canada Gary Shuchuk C 185 79 125 204 1990-1993
Flag of Canada Dennis Polonich C 300 96 104 200 1980-1985

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