(Saginaw, MI) Tickets remain for the Saginaw Spirit Celebrity Night, presented by Causley Trucking! Detroit Red Wing Alumni and Stanley Cup Champion Dallas Drake will be appearing on December 29, 2009 when the Spirit host the Erie Otters at 7:11 PM. The former NHL'er will be participating in a ceremonial puck drop and signing autographs for fans during the game, courtesy Causley Trucking.
"The Saginaw Spirit are honored to host Dallas Drake and are thankful to our sponsor Causley Trucking for allowing us to present another Stanley Cup Champion. Dallas was the first Red Wing Player that Captain Nicholas Lidstrom handed the Cup to for the Stanley Cup Celebration Skate," Stated Spirit President and Partner Craig Goslin, "We invite our fans to come down to the Dow Event Center on December 29 to hear a few stories from him regarding the Red Wings 07-08 Stanley Cup Championship Season."
Dallas Drake was part of the Stanley Cup winning Detroit Red Wings team that beat the Pittsburgh Penguins for the NHL title in 2008, which saw him retire shortly thereafter to cap off a career that spanned fifteen seasons and 1099 NHL hockey games. He posted a total of 177 goals and 300 assists in 1009 regular season NHL hockey games, 14 goals and 19 assists in 90 post season NHL hockey games. The Trail, British Columbia native played with the Detroit Red Wings (1992-1994; 2007-2008), the Winnipeg Jets/ Phoenix Coyotes (1994-2000) and the St. Louis Blues (2000-2007). The Red Wings, who drafted Drake into the NHL with the 116th overall pick in 1989, re-signed the gritty winger for the 2007-2008 season. Prior to the NHL Drake played four seasons in the NCAA with Northern Michigan University, helping the Wildcats win the NCAA Men's Ice Hockey Championship in 1991.
For more information or to get your tickets for the December 29 Spirit home game, please contact the Spirit at 989-497-7747 or visit the Official Saginaw Spirit Ticket and Merchandise Store at 5789 State Street in Saginaw.
(Nathan also is a writer for Maineiacs Post to Post and the Maine Hockey Journal. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org)