Actor Alan Ruck reveals that his character wore a Detroit jersey simply to spite his Chicagoan dad

On Friday, NHL legend Gordie Howe (aka “Mr. Hockey”) died in his son’s home in Ohio. He was 88. His death came just one day before the classic, 1986 comedy Ferris Bueller’s Day Off was set to celebrate its 30th anniversary…

The Red Wings jersey was part of a convoluted backstory that was never revealed to viewers, he says…

…Assuming that Cameron’s dad is a Blackhawks fan, Cameron’s rooting for the Red Wings is an open act of rebellion against the old man.

…[Cameron] was kind of a bottled-up kid, and his dad was authoritarian and had a lot of rules. The Red Wings jersey was his own little act of defiance—of saying, ‘This is who I am.’”

Source: Why Cameron Frye Wore a Gordie Howe Jersey in ‘Ferris Bueller’s Day Off’ — MEL Magazine