The Detroit Red Wings will pay tribute to "Mr. Hockey", Gordie Howe, on opening night, October 17th, and throughout the season. reports a tribute ceremony is planned ahead of home opener game vs. Ottawa. In addition, fans attending the game will receive a Gordie Howe poster.

As far as season-long remembrance, there will be large number "9" 's painted into the ice behind each goal. The Red Wings will also where commemorative "9" on their sweaters throughout the season.