Red Wings will wear 'Mr. I' patch to honor late owner Mike Ilitch

'Mr. I' also will appear on ice at Joe Louis Arena


DETROIT – The Detroit Red Wings will be wearing a special patch on their jerseys to honor late team owner Mike Ilitch

Ilitch, affectionately known as "Mr. I," died this past week. He was 87. 

"Mr. I" also appears on the ice at Joe Louis Arena. 

The Red Wings already are wearing a "No. 9" patch this season to honor the legendary Gordie Howe, who died this past summer at the age of 88. 

Special section: Remembering Mike Ilitch

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