The Detroit Red Wings were founded in 1926 and are members of the Atlantic Division in the Eastern Conference of the National Hockey League and are one of the Original Six teams of the league.
As of 2018, the Red Wings have won the most Stanley Cup championships (11) of any NHL franchise based in the United States, and are third overall in total NHL championships, behind the Montreal Canadiens (24) and Toronto Maple Leafs (13). The Wings have called Joe Louis Arena home from 1979-2017, after spending the previous 40 years at Olympia Stadium. The Red Wings then moved to Little Caesars Arena at the start of the 2017–18 season. Detroit is “Hockeytown,” and the name is a registered trademark owned by the franchise since 1996.