Kirk Maltby is a Canadian left winger on the Detroit Red Wings.
Maltby played junior hockey for the Owen Sound Platers in the OHL, where he made a name for himself as a scoring talent. He was drafted by the Edmonton Oilers in 1992 and debuted in 1993. He played two seasons in Edmonton before being traded to Detroit.
Kirk has played with the Red Wings for 12 years now, and has won 3 Stanley Cups with Detroit. Maltby has never had a 20-goal season, but has made a living for himself as a hard-hitting checking forward. In the prime of the Red Wings’ dominance in the late 90s, Maltby skated with fellow grinders Kris Draper and Darren McCarty, forming the “Grind Line”.
Maltby’s best season was in 2002-03, when he scored 14 goals and 37 points. In 14 NHL seasons, he has racked up 807 PIM.
Maltby played for the Canadian National Team in the 2004 World Cup, winning a gold medal, as well as capturing a silver medal in the 2005 World Championships.