Mickey Redmond

Michael Edward "Mickey" Redmond (born December 27, 1947)[1] is a former professional hockey player. He is currently a color analyst for Detroit Red Wings games on television for Fox Sports Detroit.

Mickey Redmond
Born (1947-12-27) December 27, 1947
Peterborough, Ontario, Canada
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight 170 lb (77 kg; 12 st 2 lb)
Position Right Wing
Shot Right
Played for Montreal Canadiens
Detroit Red Wings
National team  Canada
Playing career 19671975

Playing career

Redmond played right wing for the Montreal Canadiens from 1967-1971, winning Stanley Cups with them in 1968 and 1969. He scored 27 goals for the Canadiens in the 1969–70 season.

Halfway through the 1970–71 NHL season he was traded to the Red Wings in a deal that sent superstar Frank Mahovlich to Montreal. His promise was fulfilled the season following, when he scored 42 goals on a line centered by veteran star Alex Delvecchio.

In 1972–1973, Redmond became the seventh player in NHL history and the first Red Wing player to score fifty goals in a season. He finished a career year with 52 goals and 93 points, surpassing Gordie Howe's team record of 49. Redmond's record would stand until John Ogrodnick tallied 55 goals during the 1985 season. Delvecchio retired early in the 1973–74 season to become the team's coach, and Redmond was moved onto a line with budding superstar Marcel Dionne. Redmond's success continued, and he became only the third player to achieve back to back fifty goal seasons with 51 goals (including an NHL leading 21 power play goals).

In the 1974–75 season Redmond sustained a back injury and played only 29 games. His back woes continued the following year; after 37 games he retired early at the age of 28. He had been named to the league's First All-Star Team in 1973, the Second Team in 1974, and he played in one All-Star Game in 1974.

Redmond's younger brother Dick was an NHL defenseman. He played thirteen seasons, primarily with the Chicago Black Hawks and the Boston Bruins.

Career statistics

Regular season and playoffs

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1963–64Peterborough PetesOHA-Jr.532117382641232
1964–65Peterborough PetesOHA-Jr.522320433012191011
1965–66Peterborough PetesOHA-Jr.484151923164156
1966–67Peterborough PetesOHA-Jr.4851449544625614
1966–67Houston ApollosCPHL53252
1967–68Montreal CanadiensNHL416511420000
1967–68Houston ApollosCPHL1598179
1968–69Montreal CanadiensNHL659152412142352
1969–70Montreal CanadiensNHL7527275461
1970–71Montreal CanadiensNHL4014152935
1970–71Detroit Red WingsNHL2168147
1971–72Detroit Red WingsNHL7842297134
1972–73Detroit Red WingsNHL7652419324
1973–74Detroit Red WingsNHL7651267714
1974–75Detroit Red WingsNHL2915122718
1975–76Detroit Red WingsNHL3711172810
NHL totals 538 233 195 428 219 16 2 3 5 2


Year Team Event   GP G A Pts PIM
1972 Canada SS 1 0 0 0 0


After his playing career ended, Redmond became a popular color analyst on television. His television stops include CBC's Hockey Night in Canada, ESPN National Hockey Night, NHL on Fox and for most of his broadcasting career, local television coverage of the Red Wings with play-by-play announcers Dave Strader, Mike Goldberg and (currently) Ken Daniels. His catchphrases are referred to by fans as "Mickeyisms". In one memorable string Mickey used the following to describe a scramble in the crease- "Ten hungry lumberjacks, one pork chop left on the plate, and who should come up with it but Brett Hull!"

Redmond was a frequent guest on Drew and Mike In the Morning on WRIF. Redmond provided in-studio pre- and postgame commentary for WXYZ when ABC broadcast NHL games that featured the Red Wings, and currently does the same on NBC-broadcast Wings games for WDIV.

Redmond only does commentary for home games and away games with short trips, due to having coeliac disease[2] and the difficulty of finding gluten-free meals over an extended trip. In those cases, his duties are covered by Chris Osgood or Larry Murphy.[3]

See also


  • Brudenell, Mike (22 Jan 2008). "BINGO BANGO! - MICK LIGHTS IT UP AS WINGS BROADCASTER". The Detroit Free Press. p. 6D.
  • Kulfan, Ted (15 Dec 1999). "Redmond's Mickeyisms score with fans: Expressions of TV analyst for Wings can mean lots of things". The Detroit News. p. 1B.


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