For the 1932-33 season, the franchise was purchased by James Norris and rechristened the Detroit Red Wings, which included a changed to their famed "winged wheel" logo. The Red Wings would win the Stanley Cup in 1936, 1937 and 1943, and Larry Aurie would lead the NHL in goals in 1936-37 with 23, but Goodfellow's mark of 25 would last until the 1943-44 season when it was destroyed by Carl Liscombe's 36 goals.
Ted Lindsay would lead the NHL with 33 in 1948 and Sid Abel's 28 topped the league in 1949 but, after a Stanley Cup championship in 1950, it would be Gordie Howe in 1950-51 who would set the bar higher when he led the NHL in goals for three consecutive seasons, first with 43 in 1951, then 47 in 1952 and finally 49 in 1952-53.
Howe would equal his own record in 1952-53 with 49 again, but despite championships in 1952, 1954 and 1955 and Howe leading all players in 1957 (44 goals) and again in 1963 (38) followed by Norm Ullman with 42 goals in 1965, it would take until this date in 1973 for Mickey Redmond to become the first player in Red Wings history to score 50 goals in a season when he scored at 16:47 of the third period from Gary Bergman in an 8-1 Detroit win over the Toronto Maple Leafs. Redmond would then score his 51st of the season just 18 seconds later on his way to a season total and new club record of 52.
John Ogrodnick moved the Detroit single season record up to 55 during his career year of 1984-85 when he had 105 points, 20 more than his next best season.
Since then, only three times has anyone surpassed Ogrodnick's 55 goals, starting with Yzerman, who had 62 in 1989-90 the season after setting the record of 65. Yzerman had 58 in 1992-93 and Russian Sergei Fedorov had a 56 goal season in 1993-94, leaving Yzerman the only player to surpass 60 for Detroit, having done it twice.
No Red Wing has led the NHL in goals since Ullman back in 1965 despite the team winning Stanley Cup titles in 1997, 1998, 2002 and 2008.
Today's featured jersey is a 1972-73 Detroit Red Wings Mickey Redmond jersey as worn by Redmond the season he became the first player in franchise history to score 50 goals in a season.
The Red Wings first introduced this style jersey in 1932 when they changed their name from the Falcons. There have been minor tweaks to fonts and modernizations, such as sleeve numbers and names on the back, but the Red Wings red jersey has remained essentially unchanged in now over 85 years.