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Born December 27, 1947 (1947-12-27) (age 62),
Kirkland Lake, ON, CAN
5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
170 lb (77 kg; 12 st 2 lb)
Position Right Wing
Shot Right
Pro clubs Montreal Canadiens
Detroit Red Wings
Ntl. team  Canada
Playing career 1967 – 1975

Michael Edward "Mickey" Redmond (born December 27, 1947, in Kirkland Lake, Ontario) is a former professional hockey player. He is currently a color analyst for Detroit Red Wings games on television for FSN Detroit.


Playing career

Redmond played right wing for the Montreal Canadiens from 1967-1971, winning Stanley Cups with them in 1968 and 1969. He scored 27 goals for the Canadiens in the 1969–70 season.

Halfway through the 1970–71 NHL season he was traded to the Red Wings in a deal that sent superstar Frank Mahovlich to Montreal. His promise was fulfilled the season following, when he scored 42 goals on a line centered by veteran star Alex Delvecchio.

In 1972–1973, Redmond became the seventh player in NHL history to score fifty goals in a season. He finished with 52 goals, surpassing Gordie Howe's team record, which would stand until John Ogrodnick broke it in 1985, and achieved his career high point total with 93. Delvecchio retired early in the 1973–1974 season to become the team's coach, and Redmond was moved onto a line with budding superstar Marcel Dionne. Redmond's success continued, and he became only the third player to achieve back to back fifty goal seasons with 51 goals (including an NHL leading 21 power play goals).

In the 1974–1975 season Redmond sustained a back injury and played only 29 games. His back woes continued the following year; after 37 games he retired early at the age of 28. He had been named to the league's First All-Star Team in 1973, the Second Team in 1974, and he played in one All-Star Game.

Redmond's brother Dick was an NHL defensemen. He played thirteen seasons, primarily with the Chicago Black Hawks and the Boston Bruins.

Career statistics

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1963–64 Peterborough Petes OHA 53 21 17 38 0
1964–65 Peterborough Petes OHA 52 23 20 43 0
1965–66 Peterborough Petes OHA 48 41 51 92 31
1966–67 Peterborough Petes OHA 48 51 44 95 44
1966–67 Houston Apollos CPHL 5 3 2 5 2
1967–68 Houston Apollos CPHL 15 9 8 17 9
1967–68 Montreal Canadiens NHL 41 6 5 11 4 2 0 0 0 0
1968–69 Montreal Canadiens NHL 65 9 15 24 12 14 2 3 5 2
1969–70 Montreal Canadiens NHL 75 27 27 54 61
1970–71 Montreal Canadiens NHL 40 14 15 29 35
1970–71 Detroit Red Wings NHL 21 6 8 14 7
1971–72 Detroit Red Wings NHL 78 42 29 71 34
1972–73 Detroit Red Wings NHL 76 52 41 93 24
1973–74 Detroit Red Wings NHL 76 51 26 77 14
1974–75 Detroit Red Wings NHL 29 15 12 27 18
1975–76 Detroit Red Wings NHL 37 11 17 28 10
NHL totals 538 233 195 428 219 16 2 3 5 2


After his playing career ended, Redmond became a popular color analyst on television. His television stops include CBC's Hockey Night in Canada, ESPN National Hockey Night, NHL on Fox and for most of his broadcasting career, local television coverage of the Red Wings with play-by-play announcers Dave Strader and (currently) Ken Daniels. His style reminds some of Don Cherry on CBC.

Redmond has become known for something local fans and media have termed "Mickeyisms." These are sayings or expressions that include idioms, adages, proverbs, and quips among others. Some Mickeyisms are simply age-old phrases from unknown authors, which have been borrowed by Redmond. One example is "Katie bar the door," as it is impossible to prove where the saying originated. Others are sayings that are completely original to Redmond, such as "Bingo-Bango!" Redmond himself has said that a number of his sayings are quotes he picked up during his nine year NHL career which was split between the Montreal Canadiens and the Detroit Red Wings(Kulfan). A Detroit Free Press article by Mike Brudenell included this list of Mickeyisms:

  • "Bingo Bango"
  • "Here comes Houdini" (his nickname for star centre Pavel Datsyuk)
  • "Like a lumberjack fighting for the last pork chop"
  • "Holy mackerel!"
  • "He blew a tire."
  • "It's a shooting gallery down there."
  • "Look out!"
  • "He got beat like a rented mule."
  • "Katie bar the door."
  • "Johnny on the spot."
  • "Give 'em the ole B C two hander"

Redmond is a frequent guest on Drew and Mike In the Morning on WRIF. Redmond provided in-studio pre- and postgame commentary for WXYZ when ABC broadcasted NHL games that featured the Red Wings, and currently does the same on NBC-broadcast Wings games for WDIV.


  • Brudenell, Mike (22 Jan 2008). "BINGO BANGO! - MICK LIGHTS IT UP AS WINGS BROADCASTER". The Detroit Free Press. p. 6D. 
  • Kulfan, Ted (15 Dec 1999). "Redmond's Mickeyisms score with fans: Expressions of TV analyst for Wings can mean lots of things". The Detroit News. p. 1B. 


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Up to date as of January 14, 2010

From Wikiquote

Mickey Redmond is an ice hockey broadcaster for the Detroit Red Wings of the National Hockey League.


  • "Bingo-Bango"
  • "That was a tic-tac-toe play."
  • "Holy Mackerel!"
  • "Well, he's a dandy."
  • "The lumber is flying!"
  • "Ginger Ales After the game!"
  • "Here comes Houdini."
  • "He’ll go in for repairs."
  • "He blew a tire."
  • "They've got 'em rockin' at the Joe!"
  • "That type of call just doesn't belong in the game of hockey"
  • "Look out here!"
  • "He got beat like a rented mule!"
  • "You be the judge."
    • On a penalty he doesn't agree with.
  • "He'll check for Chicklets."
    • When someone gets a high stick around the mouth.
  • "Katie bar the door"
  • "It's all over but the cryin'.
  • "More moves than a monkey on a high wire.
  • "And the fans don't like fightin' Boy, they don't like it at all!
    • When an on-ice altercation has the crowd in a frenzy - mocking the very notion that fighting isn't a part of hockey.

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