Detroit Red Wings

Buffalo Sabres acquire Date Detroit Red Wings acquire
conditional draft pick (not exercised)
December 2, 1981
Bob Sauve
Buffalo Sabres acquire Date Detroit Red Wings acquire
Mike Foligno
Dale McCourt
Brent R. Peterson
December 2, 1981
Danny Gare
Jim Schoenfeld
Derek R. Smith
Calgary Flames acquire Date Detroit Red Wings acquire
Gary McAdam
1983 4th round pick (#66-John Bekkers)
November 10, 1981
Eric Vail
Minnesota North Stars acquire Date Detroit Red Wings acquire
1982 1st round pick (#2-Brian Bellows)
August 21, 1981
Greg Smith
1982 1st round pick (#17-Murray Craven)
rights to Don Murdoch
Detroit Red Wings acquire Date Washington Capitals acquire
Mark Lofthouse
July 23, 1981
Al Jensen
Calgary Flames acquire Date Detroit Red Wings acquire
future considerations (Rick Vasko)
February 24, 1981
Brad Smith
Calgary Flames acquire Date Detroit Red Wings acquire
Dan Labraaten
February 3, 1981
Earl Ingarfield Jr.
Detroit Red Wings acquire Date Pittsburgh Penguins acquire
Gary McAdam
January 8, 1981
Errol Thompson
Toronto Maple Leafs acquire Date Detroit Red Wings acquire
Jim Rutherford
December 4, 1980
Mark Kirton
Detroit Red Wings acquire Date Winnipeg Jets acquire
cash
October 31, 1980
Barry Long
Boston Bruins acquire Date Detroit Red Wings acquire
Rogatien Vachon
July 15, 1980
Gilles Gilbert
Minnesota North Stars acquire Date Detroit Red Wings acquire
Alex Pirus
June 6, 1980
cash
Minnesota North Stars acquire Date Detroit Red Wings acquire
cash
January 3, 1980
Alex Pirus
Minnesota North Stars acquire Date Detroit Red Wings acquire
Dave Hanson
January 3, 1980
future considerations
Detroit Red Wings acquire Date Philadelphia Flyers acquire
Dennis Sobchuk
September 4, 1979
1981 conditional 3rd or 4th round pick (#65-Dave Michayluk)
Los Angeles Kings acquire Date Detroit Red Wings acquire
Andre St. Laurent
1980 1st round pick (#4-Larry Murphy)
1981 1st round pick (#2-Doug Smith)
August 22, 1979
Dale McCourt
rights to restricted free agent Rogatien Vachon
Comment: Compensation trade for Detroit signing free agent Rogatien Vachon
Detroit Red Wings acquire Date Pittsburgh Penguins acquire
Pete Mahovlich
August 3, 1979
Nick Libett
Los Angeles Kings acquire Date Detroit Red Wings acquire
rights to Steve Carlson
December 6, 1978
Steve Short
St. Louis Blues acquire Date Detroit Red Wings acquire
Rick Bowness
October 10, 1978
cash
Minnesota North Stars acquire Date Detroit Red Wings acquire
rights to Jack Carlson
July 27, 1978
future considerations