August 4, 2014 at 12:42 pm

Gordie Howe, Justin Abdelkader bobbleheads among Red Wings giveaways this season

The Red Wings will honor Gordie Howe with a bobblehead on his birthday March 31. (Ankur Dholakia / Detroit News)

Detroit The Red Wings will give away five different bobbleheads, including Justin Abdelkader and Red Wings legend Gordie Howe, during games this season as part of its promotion schedule released Monday.

The Wings will also give away holiday ornaments and T-shirts during various home games this season. The bobblehead schedule is as follows:

Date Bobblehead Opponent
Nov. 24 Justin Abdelkader Ottawa
Dec. 16 Jonathan Ericsson Columbus
Jan. 20 Gustav Nyquist Minnesota
March 9 Danny DeKeyser Edmonton
March 31 Gordie Howe Ottawa

The first 7,500 fans in the door each night will receive bobbleheads. The giveaway night for Howe, a Hall of Famer, comes on his birthday.

A look at some of the other promotions for the upcoming season:

Date Opponent Promotion
Oct. 9 Boston Magnet schedule giveaway
Oct. 11 Anaheim Wall calendar
Oct. 18 Toronto Red Wings reusable tote
Oct. 23 Pittsburgh Hockey Fights Cancer Night
Oct. 31 Los Angeles Halloween T-shirt
Nov. 7 New Jersey Military Appreciation (dog tags)
Nov. 26 Philadelphia Thanksgiving T-shirt
Nov. 30 Vancouver Red Wings soft-sided lunchbox (kids 12 and under)
Dec. 2 Florida Henrik Zetterberg ornament
Dec. 4 Dallas Pavel Datsyuk ornament
Dec. 12 Florida Niklas Kronwall ornament
Dec. 19 N.Y. Islanders Holiday T-shirt
Dec. 21 Colorado Zamboni piggy bank (12 and under)
Dec. 23 Buffalo Mike Babcock ornament
Jan. 18 Buffalo Travel mug
Jan. 31 N.Y. Islanders Drawstring bag (12 and under)
Feb. 14 Winnipeg T-shirt
March 6 Calgary Bottle opener baseball cap
March 22 St. Louis Mini stick (12 and under)
March 24 Arizona Spring T-shirt
March 28 Tampa Bay Plush octopus (12 and under)
April 2 Boston Mini-bobblehead
April 5 Washington Flip flops