Justin Abdelkader | Meet Justin
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A LEGACY BUILT LOCALLY

 

Every child who loves sports has the dream — to play for the hometown team. Justin had it, too. An elementary school paper says it all, in only two sentences: “I want to be an NHL player. I want to play for the Red Wings.”

 

And from the age of four, Justin didn’t just dream it. He did it, with the support and guidance of coaches, neighbors, friends and family. Today, they watch him not only play for the Wings, but help lead them, through a quietly confident, blue-collar style of play that pays tribute to all who influenced it.

“EVERY ACHIEVEMENT MEANS MORE, HAVING COME FROM HERE.”

 

Name // Justin Abdelkader

Born // February 25, 1987

Birthplace // Muskegon, MI, USA

Shoots // Left

Draft // 2005 DET, 2nd rd, 12th pk (42nd overall)

A STORIED CAREER, COLUMN BY COLUMN.

JUST AS MANY ASSISTS OFF THE ICE

JUSTIN’S LEADERSHIP CONTINUES IN THE COMMUNITY, WHERE HE’S COMMITTED TO GIVING HIS TIME AND ENERGY TO HELP OTHERS.