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Detroit Red Wings 1985 Training Camp Roster

1985 Training Camp Notes
The Red Wings branched out in a new direction in 1985, opening the checkbook to put on a run on undrafted high profile college players. Six of the biggest names inked contracts to varying degrees of success, from boom (Adam Oates) to bust (Ray Staszak). The NHL instituted the Supplemental draft the next season to stop teams from doing this. Five of the 57 players in camp were tryouts, but none earned a contract in the organization.
# Pos Player HT WT D.O.B. 1984-85 Club GP G A PTS PIM 1985-86 Club Draft Notes
25 LW John Ogrodnick 6' 189 6/20/59 Detroit (NHL) 79 55 50 105 30 Detroit (NHL) 1979 draft 4th rnd, 66th
35 LW Warren Young 6'3 195 1/11/56 Pittsburgh (NHL) 80 40 32 72 174 Detroit (NHL) Free Agent 1985
85 LW Petr Klima 6' 190 12/23/64 Dukla Jihlava (Cze) 35 23 22 45 76 Detroit (NHL) 1983 draft 5th rnd, 88th
LW Basil McRae 6'2 205 1/5/61 St. Catherines (AHL)
Toronto (NHL)
72
1
30
0
25
0
55
0
186
0
Adirondack (AHL)/Detroit (NHL) Free Agent 1985
LW * Bob Probert 6'3 208 6/5/65 Hamilton/Sault Ste Marie (OHL) 48 20 53 73 193 Adirondack (AHL)/Detroit (NHL) 1983 draft 3rd rnd, 46th
LW * Dale Krentz 5'11 187 12/19/61 MSU (NCAA) 44 24 30 54 26 Adirondack (AHL) Free Agent 1985
LW * Dave Waldie 6' 185 4/8/65 Cornwall (OHL) 66 35 56 91 29 Released from Tryout Camp Tryout 1985
LW Glenn Merkosky 5'10 176 4/8/60 Maine (AHL) 80 38 38 76 19 Adirondack (AHL)/Detroit (NHL) Free Agent 1985
LW Mike Stern 6'4 210 6/12/64 Adirondack (AHL) 32 3 7 10 115 Did Not Play - Injured 1982 draft 11th rnd, 212
LW Pierre Aubry 5'10 175 4/15/60 Detroit (NHL)
Adirondack (AHL)
25
29
2
13
2
10
4
23
33
74
Adirondack (AHL) Que 2/29/84
LW * Tyler Sunday 5'11 190 4/7/65 Cornwall (OHL) 46 8 13 21 79 Released from Tryout Camp Tryout 1985
8 RW * Ray Staszak 6' 200 12/1/62 U of Illinois (NCAA) 38 37 35 72 98 Adirondack (AHL)/Detroit (NHL) Free Agent 1985
10 RW Ron Duguay 6'2 210 7/6/57 Detroit (NHL) 80 38 51 89 51 Detroit (NHL) NYR 6/14/83
14 RW Lane Lambert 5'11 178 11/18/64 Detroit (NHL) 69 14 11 25 104 Detroit (NHL)/Adirondack (AHL) 1983 draft 2nd rnd, 25th
18 RW Danny Gare 5'9 175 5/14/54 Detroit (NHL) 71 27 29 56 163 Detroit (NHL) Buf 12/2/81
26 RW Joey Kocur 6'1 204 12/21/64 Adirondack (AHL)
Detroit (NHL)
47
17
12
1
7
0
19
1
171
64
Adirondack (AHL)/Detroit (NHL) 1983 draft 5th rnd, 91st
RW * Brent Fedyk 6'1 186 3/3/67 Regina (WHL) 66 35 35 70 48 Returned to Jrs 1985 draft 1st rnd, 8th
RW Brian Shaw 6'0 180 5/20/62 Peoria (IHL) 63 31 14 45 163 Adirondack (AHL) Free Agent 1985
RW * Chris Cichocki 5'10 185 9/17/63 Michigan Tech (NCAA) 40 30 24 54 14 Adirondack (AHL)/Detroit (NHL) Free Agent 1985
RW Donald Shaw 6'1 190 5/5/61 Erie (ACHL) 64 54 55 109 41 Released from Tryout Camp Tryout 1985
RW Eddie Johnstone 5'9 175 3/2/54 Adirondack (AHL) 69 27 28 55 70 Adirondack (AHL)/Detroit (NHL) NYR 6/14/83
11 C Shawn Burr 6'1 180 7/1/66 Detroit (NHL)
Adirondack (AHL)
Kitchener (OHL)
9
4
48
0
0
24
0
0
42
0
0
66
2
2
50
Detroit (NHL)/Kitchener (OHL) 1984 draft 1st rnd, 7th
16 C Kelly Kisio 5'9 170 9/18/59 Detroit (NHL) 75 20 41 61 56 Detroit (NHL) Free Agent 1979
17 C Gerard Gallant 5'10 168 9/2/63 Adirondack (AHL)
Detroit (NHL)
46
32
18
6
29
12
47
18
131
66
Detroit (NHL) 1981 draft 6th rnd, 107th
19 C Steve Yzerman 5'11 175 5/9/65 Detroit (NHL) 80 30 59 89 58 Detroit (NHL) 1983 draft 1st rnd, 4th
20 C Dwight Foster 5'11 190 4/2/57 Detroit (NHL) 50 16 16 32 56 Detroit (NHL) NJ 10/29/82
C * Adam Oates 5'11 190 8/27/62 RPI (NCAA) 38 31 60 91 29 Adirondack (AHL)/Detroit (NHL) Free Agent 1985
C Bruce Eakin 5'10 185 9/28/62 Moncton (AHL)
Calgary (NHL)
78
1
35
0
48
0
83
0
60
0
Adirondack (AHL)/Detroit (NHL) Free Agent 1985
C Claude Loiselle 5'11 190 5/29/63 Adirondack (AHL)
Detroit (NHL)
47
30
22
8
29
1
51
9
24
45
Adirondack (AHL)/Detroit (NHL) 1981 draft 2nd rnd, 23rd
C Gary Yaremchuk 6'0 185 8/15/61 St. Catherines (AHL)
Toronto (NHL)
66
12
17
1
47
1
64
2
75
16
Adirondack (AHL) Free Agent 1985
C Geordie Robertson 6' 165 8/1/59 Rochester (AHL) 70 27 48 75 91 Adirondack (AHL) Free Agent 1985
C Scott Robins 5'11 180 12/13/62 Pinebridge (ACHL) 64 53 57 110 42 Released from Tryout Camp Tryout 1985
C Ted Speers 5'11 190 1/28/61 Adirondack (AHL) 80 22 31 53 40 Adirondack (AHL)/Detroit (NHL) Free Agent 1983
C * Tom Nickolau 6'2 189 4/11/66 Guelph (OHL) 48 17 24 41 71 Returned to Jrs 1984 draft 12th rnd, 236th
3 D John Barrett 6' 208 7/1/58 Detroit (NHL) 71 6 19 25 117 Detroit (NHL) 1978 draft 8th rnd, 129th
5 D Greg Smith 6' 195 7/8/55 Detroit (NHL) 73 2 18 20 117 Detroit (NHL) Min 8/21/81
7 D Mike McEwen 6'1 185 8/10/56 Binghamton (AHL)
Washington (NHL)
14
56
2
11
10
27
12
38
14
42
Detroit (NHL) Free Agent 1985
27 D Harold Snepsts 6'3 215 10/24/54 Minnesota (NHL) 71 0 7 7 232 Detroit (NHL) Free Agent 1985
28 D Reed Larson 6'0 195 7/30/56 Detroit (NHL) 77 17 45 62 139 Detroit (NHL) 1976 draft 2nd rnd, 22nd
29 D Randy Ladouceur 6'2 200 6/30/60 Detroit (NHL) 80 3 27 30 108 Detroit (NHL) Free Agent 1979
D Barry Melrose 6' 205 7/15/56 Adirondack (AHL) 72 3 13 16 226 Adirondack (AHL)/Detroit (NHL) Free Agent 1983
D * Dave Korol 6' 175 3/1/65 Regina (WHL) 48 4 30 34 61 Adirondack (AHL) 1983 draft 4th rnd, 70th
D * Doug Houda 6'2 190 6/3/66 Calgary (WHL) 65 20 54 74 182 Detroit (NHL)/Calgary (WHL) 1984 draft 2nd rnd, 28th
D * Jeff Sharples 6' 187 7/28/67 Kelowna (WHL) 72 12 41 53 90 Returned to Jrs 1985 draft 2nd rnd, 29th
D Larry Trader 6'1 178 7/7/63 Adirondack (AHL)
Detroit (NHL)
6
40
0
3
4
7
4
10
0
39
Adirondack (AHL) 1981 draft 5th rnd, 86th
D * Michael Nepi 5'11 185 5/7/63 Michigan Tech (NCAA) 39 9 30 39 84 Released from Tryout Camp Tryout 1985
D Rick Zombo 6'1 195 5/8/63 Adirondack (AHL)
Detroit (NHL)
56
1
3
0
32
0
35
0
70
0
Adirondack (AHL)/Detroit (NHL) 1981 draft 8th rnd, 149th
D * Steve Chiasson 6' 190 4/14/67 Guelph (OHL) 61 8 22 30 139 Returned to Jrs 1985 draft 3rd rnd, 50th
D Ted Huesing 6'1 185 3/23/57 Adirondack (AHL) 61 5 15 20 18 Adirondack (AHL) Free Agent 1983
D * Tim Friday 6' 190 3/5/61 RPI (NCAA) 36 5 29 34 26 Adirondack (AHL)/Detroit (NHL) Free Agent 1985
1 G Carrado Micalef 5'8 172 4/20/61 Adirondack (AHL)
Detroit (NHL)
1
36
0
0
1
3
1
3
0
6
Detroit (NHL)/Adirondack (AHL) 1981 draft 3rd rnd, 44th
30 G Greg Stefan 5'11 178 2/11/61 Detroit (NHL) 46 0 2 2 23 Detroit (NHL) 1981 draft 7th rnd, 128th
41 G Eddie Mio 5'10 180 1/31/54 Adirondack (AHL)
Detroit (NHL)
33
7
0
0
2
0
2
0
16
2
Adirondack (AHL)/Detroit (NHL) NYR 6/14/83
G * Chris Pusey 6' 180 6/20/65 Hamilton (OHL) 49 0 1 1 38 Adirondack (AHL)/Detroit (NHL) 1983 draft 7th rnd, 109th
G * Mark Gowens 6' 160 3/26/67 Windsor (OHL) 36 0 2 2 0 Returned to Jrs 1985 draft 4th rnd, 71st
G Mark LaForest 5'10 178 7/10/62 Mohawk Valley (ACHL)
Adirondack (AHL)
8
11
0
0
1
0
1
0
15
0
Adirondack (AHL)/Detroit (NHL) Free Agent 1983
G * Randy Hansch 5'10 165 2/8/66 Victoria (WHL) 52 0 2 2 0 Returned to Jrs 1984 draft 6th rnd, 112th
* - Amateur Player.