While watching Justin Abdelkader captain the United States’ World Championship team against this week, I began to wonder which American-born Red Wings put up the most points with the team. Abdelkader is a few points away from making the list. It did take awhile to scroll through the Red Wings’ scoring leaders to find the Top 9 American-born players.
A couple of my favorite Red Wings, Doug Brown and Chris Chelios, were sure bets to make the list, but who else? Brett Hull is an American, despite being born in Belleville, Ontario. He has scored too many clutch goals in a Team USA uniform to be omitted on a technicality.
In addition to today’s list, we will take a look at other nationalities in the future. How do the Canadians, Russians, Swedes, and Czechs rank with the Red Wings?
9. Rick Zombo– 92 points in 353 games.
8. Lee Norwood– 132 points in 259 games.
7. Chris Chelios- 152 points in 578 games.
6. Mathieu Schneider– 164 points in 231 games.
5. Doug Brown- 171 points in 427 games.
4. Jimmy Carson– 202 points in 240 games.
3. Brian Rafalski– 204 points in 292 games.
2. Brett Hull- 207 points in 245 games.
1. Reed Larson– 570 points in 708 games.