The Detroit Red Wings and Toronto Maple Leafs announced seven more players who will appear in the Alumni Showdown between the two teams in December on Thursday.
Ward started his career with the Red Wings in 1993-94 and played seven seasons with the team, winning the Stanley Cup in 1997 and 1998 before being traded to the Carolina Hurricanes in 2001. He won another Cup with Carolina in 2006. He closed out his career with four seasons split between the New York Rangers, Boston Bruins, another stint with Carolina, and the Anaheim Ducks.
Berenson, the legendary University of Michigan head coach, spent parts of five seasons with the Red Wings in the 70s. He also played for the Montreal Canadiens, Rangers, and St. Louis Blues over 987 career NHL games.
Carson played part of four season with the Wings in the early 1990s. He started his career with the Los Angeles Kings before being traded to the Edmonton Oilers in the Wayne Gretzky deal. The Oilers traded him to the Red Wings early in the 1989-90 season and the Wings sent him back to LA in 1993. He closed out his NHL career with stints in Vancouver and Hartford, then retired from hockey after two years with the IHL’s Detroit Vipers.
Polonich played his entire NHL career in Detroit, serving as team captain during the 1976-77 season while Danny Grant was injured. He was famously injured by Wilf Paiement of the Colorado Rockies in a 1978 game when Paiement smashed him in the face with his stick. Polonich was sent down to the AHL’s Adirondack Red Wings in 1983 and never made it back into the NHL. He closed out his career with two season’s with the IHL’s Muskegon Lumberjacks in 1986 and 1987.
The Maple Leafs added Tie Domi, Brad May, and Dave “Tiger” Williams. May and Williams also spent time with the Red Wings over their careers.
The following players are confirmed to appear at the Alumni Showdown: