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Detroit Red Wings 1983 Training Camp Roster

1983 Training Camp Notes
The wings invited 57 players to camp including first round draft choice Steve Yzerman, who would go on to become an icon in the sport. Troubled NHL'er Don Murdoch was in camp on a tryout basis and played well enough to earn a contract with Adirondack (AHL). Other notable names in camp were G Ken Holland who would rise through the ranks to become the teams GM, Paul Woods, the voice of the red wings on the radio, Colin Campbell, now an NHL Vice-president, Barry Melrose and future Jack Adams Trophy winner Ted Nolan.
# Pos Player HT WT D.O.B. 1982-83 Club GP G A PTS PIM 1983-84 Club Draft Notes
15 LW Paul Woods 5'10 172 4/12/55 Detroit (NHL) 63 13 20 33 30 Detroit (NHL) Claimed from Mon in Waiver draft 10/10/77
25 LW John Ogrodnick 6' 189 7/20/59 Detroit (NHL) 80 41 44 85 30 Detroit (NHL) 1979 draft 4th rnd, 66th
LW * Bob Pierson 6'3 213 10/23/64 Brantford (OHL) 47 12 11 23 46 Released from Camp 1983 draft 7th rnd, 130th
LW * Bob Probert 6'3 208 6/5/65 Brantford (OHL) 51 12 16 28 133 Returned to Jrs 1983 draft 3rd rnd, 46th
LW * Don LeBlanc 5'11 179 6/16/63 Toronto (OHL) 42 9 15 24 9 Released from Camp 1981 draft 9th rnd, 170th
LW * Gerard Gallant 5'11 164 9/2/63 St Jean/Verdun (QMJHL) 62 54 74 128 244 Adirondack (AHL) 1981 draft 6th rnd, 107th
LW Joe Paterson 6'2 204 6/25/60 Adirondack (AHL)
Detroit (NHL)
36
33
11
2
10
1
21
3
85
14
Adirondack (AHL)/Detroit (NHL) 1979 draft 5th rnd, 87th
LW Ken Solheim 6'3 210 3/27/61 Birmingham (CHL)
Minnesota/Detroit (NHL)
22
35
14
2
3
4
17
6
4
6
Adirondack (AHL) Min 1983
LW * Mike Stern 6'4 210 6/12/64 Oshawa (OHL) 61 16 31 47 161 Returned to Jrs 1982 draft 11th rnd, 212
LW Ted Nolan 6' 185 4/7/58 Adirondack (AHL) 78 24 40 64 106 Adirondack (AHL)/Detroit (NHL) 1978 draft 5th rnd, 78th
14 RW * Lane Lambert 5'11 178 11/18/64 Saskatoon (WHL) 64 59 60 119 126 Detroit (NHL) 1983 draft 2nd rnd, 25th
17 RW Eddie Johnstone 5'9 175 3/2/54 New York Rangers (NHL) 52 15 21 36 27 Detroit (NHL) NYR 6/14/83
18 RW Danny Gare 5'9 175 5/14/54 Detroit (NHL) 79 26 35 61 107 Detroit (NHL) Buf 12/2/81
RW Brad Smith 6'1 195 4/13/58 Adirondack (AHL)
Detroit (NHL)
74
1
20
0
30
0
50
0
132
0
Adirondack (AHL)/Detroit (NHL) Calg 2/24/81
RW Brian Johnson 6'1 185 4/1/60 Adirondack (AHL) 67 6 16 22 250 Adirondack (AHL)/Detroit (NHL) Free Agent 1979
RW Don Murdoch 5'11 180 10/25/56 Adirondack (AHL) 35 10 12 22 19 Adirondack (AHL) Camp Tryout 1983
RW * Douglas Saunders 5'11 190 3/25/63 Portland/Kamloops (WHL) 59 24 33 57 147 Released from Tryout Camp Tryout 1983
RW Jody Gage 6' 185 11/29/59 Adirondack (AHL) 65 23 30 53 33 Adirondack (AHL)/Detroit (NHL) 1979 draft 3rd rnd, 45th
RW * Joey Kocur 5'11 204 12/21/64 Saskatoon (WHL) 62 23 17 40 289 Returned to Jrs 1983 draft 5th rnd, 91st
RW * Steven Young 5'10 180 3/4/58 Concordia (NCAA) 20 35 47 82 Released from Tryout Camp Tryout 1983
8 C Dennis Polonich 5'6 165 12/4/53 Adirondack (AHL)
Detroit (NHL)
61
11
18
0
22
1
40
1
128
0
Adirondack (AHL) 1973 draft 8th rnd, 123rd
10 C Ron Duguay 6'2 210 7/6/57 New York Rangers (NHL) 72 19 25 44 58 Detroit (NHL) NYR 6/14/83
11 C Murray Craven 6'1 165 6/20/64 Medicine Hat (WHL)
Detroit (NHL)
28
31
17
4
29
7
46
11
35
6
Detroit (NHL)/Medicine Hat (WHL) 1982 draft 1st rnd, 17th
12 C Ivan Boldirev 6' 190 8/15/49 Vancouver/Detroit (NHL) 72 18 37 55 26 Detroit (NHL) Van 1/15/83
16 C Kelly Kisio 5'9 170 9/18/59 Davos HC (Swiss)
Detroit (NHL)
35
15
40
4
33
3
73
7

0
Detroit (NHL) Free Agent 1979
19 C * Steve Yzerman 5'11 177 5/9/65 Peterborough (OHL) 56 42 49 91 33 Detroit (NHL) 1983 draft 1st rnd, 4th
20 C Dwight Foster 5'11 195 4/2/57 New Jersey/Detroit (NHL) 62 17 22 39 60 Detroit (NHL) NJ 10/29/82
21 C Claude Loiselle 5'11 190 5/29/63 Detroit (NHL)
Windsor (OHL)
Adirondack (AHL)
18
46
6
2
39
1
0
49
7
2
88
8
15
75
0
Adirondack (AHL)/Detroit (NHL) 1981 draft 2nd rnd, 23rd
24 C Derek Smith 5'11 178 7/31/54 Adirondack (AHL)
Detroit (NHL)
11
42
6
7
4
4
10
11
2
12
Adirondack (AHL) Buf 12/2/81
C * Carmine Vani 6'1 180 8/7/64 Kingston/North Bay (OHL) 46 29 33 62 140 Returned to Jrs 1982 draft 3rd rnd, 44th
C Charlie Skjodt 6' 190 6/10/56 Salt Lake (CHL) 62 22 54 76 43 Adirondack (AHL) Free Agent 1983
C Wayne Crawford 5'11 185 4/18/61 Adirondack (AHL) 69 18 31 49 16 Adirondack (AHL) 1980 draft 6th rnd, 109th
2 D Barry Melrose 6' 205 7/15/56 St Catherines (AHL)
Toronto (NHL)
25
52
1
2
10
5
11
7
106
68
Adirondack (AHL)/Detroit (NHL) Free Agent 1983
3 D John Barrett 6' 208 7/1/58 Detroit (NHL) 79 4 10 14 74 Detroit (NHL) 1978 draft 8th rnd, 129th
4 D Colin Campbell 5'9 190 1/28/53 Detroit (NHL) 53 1 7 8 74 Detroit (NHL) Free Agent 1982
5 D Greg Smith 6' 195 7/8/55 Detroit (NHL) 73 4 26 30 79 Detroit (NHL) Min 8/21/81
22 D Brad Park 6' 200 7/6/48 Boston (NHL) 76 10 26 36 82 Detroit (NHL) Free Agent 1983
28 D Reed Larson 6' 195 7/30/56 Detroit (NHL) 80 22 52 74 104 Detroit (NHL) 1976 draft 2nd rnd, 22nd
29 D Randy Ladouceur 6'2 220 6/30/60 Adirondack (AHL)
Detroit (NHL)
48
27
11
0
21
4
32
4
54
16
Adirondack (AHL)/Detroit (NHL) Free Agent 1979
33 D Bob Manno 6' 185 10/31/56 Merano HC (Ital) 28 15 32 47 40 Detroit (NHL) Free Agent 1983
D * Brad Shaw 5'11 172 4/28/64 Ottawa (OHL) 63 12 66 78 24 Returned to Jrs 1982 draft 5th rnd, 86th
D * Brent Meckling 6'2 180 9/14/64 Calgary/Medicine Hat (WHL) 70 15 37 52 61 Returned to Jrs 1982 draft 10th rnd, 191st
D * Craig Butz 6' 199 2/3/65 Kelowna (WHL) 71 5 20 25 307 Returned to Jrs 1983 draft 8th rnd, 151st
D * Dave Korol 6' 175 3/1/65 Winnipeg (WHL) 72 14 43 57 90 Returned to Jrs 1983 draft 4th rnd, 70th
D * Dave Sikorski 6' 210 2/24/65 Cornwall (OHL) 55 4 12 16 50 Returned to Jrs 1983 draft 9th rnd, 172nd
D John Baby 5'11 194 5/18/57 Raperswil (Swiss) Kalamazoo (IHL) Camp Tryout 1983
D John Beukeboom 6'2 197 1/1/61 Adirondack (AHL) 72 3 14 17 157 Montana (CHL)/Adirondack (AHL) 1980 draft 8th rnd, 151st
D Larry Trader 6'1 178 7/7/63 Detroit (NHL)
London (OHL)
Adirondack (AHL)
15
39
6
0
16
2
2
28
2
2
44
2
6
67
4
Adirondack (AHL) 1981 draft 5th rnd, 86th
D Rejean Cloutier 6'1 187 2/15/60 Adirondack (AHL) 80 13 44 57 137 Adirondack (AHL) Free Agent 1979
D Rory Cava 6'5 220 2/12/60 Carolina (ACHL) 63 23 60 83 151 Adirondack (AHL) Free Agent 1983
D Ted Huesing 6'1 185 3/23/57 Adirondack (AHL) 16 2 3 5 2 Adirondack (AHL) Free Agent 1983
1 G Carrado Micalef 5'8 172 4/20/61 Adirondack (AHL)
Detroit (NHL)
11
34
0
0
0
1
0
1
2
18
Adirondack (AHL)/Detroit (NHL) 1981 draft 3rd rnd, 44th
30 G Greg Stefan 5'11 173 2/11/61 Detroit (NHL) 35 0 0 0 35 Detroit (NHL) 1981 draft 7th rnd, 128th
31 G * Chris Pusey 6' 180 6/20/65 London/Brantford (OHL) 21 0 0 0 8 Returned to Jrs 1983 draft 7th rnd, 109th
35 G Ken Holland 5'8 160 11/10/55 Binghamton (AHL) 48 0 1 1 6 Adirondack (AHL)/Detroit (NHL) Free Agent 1983
41 G Eddie Mio 5'10 180 1/31/54 New York Rangers (NHL) 41 0 3 3 8 Detroit (NHL)/Adirondack (AHL) NYR 6/14/83
G * Mark LaForest 5'10 178 7/10/62 North Bay (OHL) 54 0 4 4 20 Kalamazoo (IHL) Free Agent 1983
* - Amateur Player.