In his first year in Detroit, Rafalski had 55 Points, was ninth in Norris voting, and he would win his third Stanley Cup ring. The American Defenseman had a career-best in 2008-09 with 59 Points and was again ninth for the Norris. Rafalski had two more seasons in Detroit and cracked the 40-Point mark in both years.
Rafalski retired in 2011 as back and knee problems compounded. With the Red Wings, Rafalski netted 204 Points.