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Uploaded By: PRESIDENT on May 13th, 2014

Detroit Red Wings
Stanley Cup Champions 1998
Clarence S. Campbell Bowl Champions 1998
1998 Conn Smythe Trophy Winner - Steve Yzerman

Team Roster
Steve Yzerman, Igor Larionov, Kris Draper, Brent Gilchrist, Sergei Fedorov, Mathieu Dandenault, Doug Brown, Brendan Shanahan, Kirk Maltby, Martin Lapointe, Mike Knuble, Darren McCarty, Joe Kocur, Vyacheslav Kozlov, Tomas Holmstrom, Bob Rouse, Nicklas Lidstrom, Viacheslav Fetisov, Dmitri Mironov, Aaron Ward, Jamie Macoun, Anders Eriksson, Larry Murphy, Kevin Hodson, Chris Osgood and Vladimir Konstantinov as the Red Wings still recognized him to be part of the team.

Head Coach - Scotty Bowman
Associate Coach - Dave Lewis
Associate Coach - Barry Smith
General Manager - Ken Holland
Assistant General Manager - Don Waddell
President / Owner - Mike Ilitch Sr.
Vice President - Atanas Ilitch
Senior Vice President - Jim Devellano
Secretary-Treasurer / Owner - Marian Ilitch

The 1998 Stanley Cup Final NHL championship series was contested by the Western Conference champion and defending Stanley Cup champion Detroit Red Wings and the Eastern Conference champion Washington Capitals.

The Red Wings won the series for the second year in a row, four games to none. It was the Red Wings ninth Stanley Cup.

Red Wings captain Steve Yzerman was named playoff MVP, and awarded the Conn Smythe Trophy.

Just six days after sweeping the Philadelphia Flyers in the 1997 Final, two of the Red Wings, defenseman Vladimir Konstantinov and team masseur Sergei Mnatsakanov were in a limousine wreck and sustained serious brain injuries. Viacheslav Fetisov was also in the limousine but was not seriously injured. The Red Wings subsequently dedicated their 1997-98 season to the two injured members and wore a patch on their jerseys bearing the players' initials. When the Red Wings were presented with the Stanley Cup, they wheeled Konstantinov onto the ice and placed the Cup in his lap. They also took him for a victory lap around the ice rink.

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