Steve Oleksy’s First Magazine Cover

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Cover photo from Macomb Now Magazine’s Facebook page

A few weeks ago, Steve Oleksy played his first game in Joe Louis Arena. As a native of Chesterfield, Michigan (a stone’s throw from Detroit), playing at his local NHL rink was a big deal for Oleksy.

“It’s pretty wild,” Oleksy told to The Macomb Daily’s Fred Costello after the game. “To grow up being a Wings fan, and to see so many games from the other side of it at Joe Louis watching from the stands, it was a great experience. I never thought I’d be playing a real game here. It’s definitely something that gives you the sense that all the hard work has paid off.”

Another sign of that hard work paying off: Oleksy appears on the cover of Macomb Now Magazine‘s winter issue alongside Red Wings defenseman Dan DeKeyser. For two hometown kids, this is a big deal.

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