27-9-2019 Hunter Shinkaruk frustrated
Detroit Red Wings left wing Hunter Shinkaruk feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a regular player.

A native of Canada, Hunter Shinkaruk was originally drafted to the NHL by the Vancouver Canucks in the 1st round of the 2013 entry draft. He has appeared in 174 NHL games during his career, notching 36 goals and adding 43 assists along with 48 penalty minutes. The 24 year old left wing has played 8 games with the Detroit Red Wings this season, totalling 2+5=7 with 0 PIM.


27-9-2019 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Hunter Shinkaruk is looking good with 4 points in 3 games last week. Mike Green is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week. Frans Nielsen is looking good with 4 points in 3 games last week. Gustav Nyquist is looking good with a 5 game point scoring streak with 5 game goalstreak. Danny Dekeyser is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week. Riley Sheahan is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week. Dylan Larkin is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week. Andreas Athanasiou is looking good with 4 points in 3 games last week. Xavier Ouellet is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week.

Who's cold

Justin Abdelkader has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal. Jonathan Ericsson has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Tomas Tatar has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal. Jared Coreau hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games. Michael Rasmussen has lost his sights and is now 8 games without a goal. Nolan Kneen has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Jake Oettinger hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



25-9-2019 Mike Green frustrated
Detroit Red Wings defenseman Mike Green feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a regular player.

A native of Canada, Mike Green was originally drafted to the NHL by the Washington Capitals in the 1st round of the 2004 entry draft. He has appeared in 821 NHL games during his career, notching 138 goals and adding 325 assists along with 492 penalty minutes. The 33 year old defenseman has played 7 games with the Detroit Red Wings this season, totalling 1+3=4 with 2 PIM.


25-9-2019 Danny Dekeyser frustrated
Detroit Red Wings defenseman Danny Dekeyser feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of USA, Danny Dekeyser, was originally signed as a free agent to the NHL. He has appeared in 406 NHL games during his career, notching 27 goals and adding 113 assists along with 122 penalty minutes. The 29 year old defenseman has played 7 games with the Detroit Red Wings this season, totalling 2+4=6 with 0 PIM.


25-9-2019 Matt Lorito frustrated
Detroit Red Wings left wing Matt Lorito feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Matt Lorito, was originally signed as a free agent to the NHL. He has not yet played at NHL level. The 29 year old left wing has not yet played for the Detroit Red Wings this season.


24-9-2019 Tyler Bertuzzi frustrated
Detroit Red Wings left wing Tyler Bertuzzi feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Tyler Bertuzzi was originally drafted to the NHL by the Detroit Red Wings in the 2nd round of the 2013 entry draft. He has not yet played at NHL level. The 24 year old left wing has not yet played for the Detroit Red Wings this season.


24-9-2019 Detroit Red Wings trade rumoured
Pittsburgh Penguins are rumoured to be planning a trade sending center Nikita Pavlychev and goaltender Zach Sawchenko to Detroit Red Wings for defenseman Ben Lovejoy and DET 4th round pick in 2020 draft

Rumours from various sources around the league say that the Pittsburgh Penguins are looking for a 1st line defenseman and that Ben Lovejoy would be a good fit there. Same sources also know that Ben Lovejoy is being actively shopped around.


22-9-2019 Dylan Larkin frustrated
Detroit Red Wings left wing Dylan Larkin feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a franchise player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of USA, Dylan Larkin was originally drafted to the NHL by the Detroit Red Wings in the 1st round of the 2014 entry draft. He has appeared in 226 NHL games during his career, notching 62 goals and adding 83 assists along with 34 penalty minutes. The 23 year old left wing has played 6 games with the Detroit Red Wings this season, totalling 1+2=3 with 0 PIM.


21-9-2019 Detroit Red Wings trade rumoured
St-Louis Blues are rumoured to be planning a trade sending goaltender Evan Fitzpatrick to Detroit Red Wings for defenseman Ben Lovejoy and goaltender Filip Larsson

Rumours from various sources around the league say that the St-Louis Blues are looking for a 1st line defenseman and that Ben Lovejoy would be a good fit there. Same sources also know that Ben Lovejoy is being actively shopped around.


20-9-2019 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Andreas Athanasiou is looking good with 3 points in 2 games last week.

Who's cold

Jonathan Ericsson has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Petr Mrazek has been chilly and allowed 9 goals in 2 games. Jared Coreau hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games. Michael Rasmussen has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal. Nolan Kneen has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Jake Oettinger hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



18-9-2019 Detroit Red Wings trade rumoured
Pittsburgh Penguins are rumoured to be planning a trade sending center Nikita Pavlychev and goaltender Zach Sawchenko to Detroit Red Wings for defenseman Ben Lovejoy and DET 4th round pick in 2020 draft

Rumours from various sources around the league say that the Pittsburgh Penguins are looking for a 1st line defenseman and that Ben Lovejoy would be a good fit there. Same sources also know that Ben Lovejoy is being actively shopped around.


15-9-2019 Dylan Sadowy frustrated
Detroit Red Wings left wing Dylan Sadowy feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Dylan Sadowy was originally drafted to the NHL by the San Jose Sharks in the 3rd round of the 2014 entry draft. He has not yet played at NHL level. The 23 year old left wing has not yet played for the Detroit Red Wings this season.


14-9-2019 Anthony Mantha resumes full training.
Detroit Red Wings right wing Anthony Mantha has resumed full training after his thigh injury.

13-9-2019 Dylan Sadowy frustrated
Detroit Red Wings left wing Dylan Sadowy feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Dylan Sadowy was originally drafted to the NHL by the San Jose Sharks in the 3rd round of the 2014 entry draft. He has not yet played at NHL level. The 23 year old left wing has not yet played for the Detroit Red Wings this season.


13-9-2019 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Hunter Shinkaruk is looking good with a 3 game point scoring streak with 1 game goalstreak.

Who's cold

Petr Mrazek has been chilly and allowed 8 goals in 2 games.

Trainer's room

Anthony Mantha remains sidelined with thigh injury.



12-9-2019 Danny Dekeyser frustrated
Detroit Red Wings defenseman Danny Dekeyser feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of USA, Danny Dekeyser, was originally signed as a free agent to the NHL. He has appeared in 402 NHL games during his career, notching 25 goals and adding 112 assists along with 122 penalty minutes. The 29 year old defenseman has played 3 games with the Detroit Red Wings this season, totalling 0+3=3 with 0 PIM.


12-9-2019 Axel Holmstrom frustrated
Detroit Red Wings center Axel Holmstrom feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Sweden, Axel Holmstrom was originally drafted to the NHL by the Detroit Red Wings in the 7th round of the 2014 entry draft. He has not yet played at NHL level. The 23 year old center has not yet played for the Detroit Red Wings this season.


12-9-2019 Dominic Turgeon frustrated
Detroit Red Wings center Dominic Turgeon feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Dominic Turgeon was originally drafted to the NHL by the Detroit Red Wings in the 3rd round of the 2014 entry draft. He has not yet played at NHL level. The 23 year old center has not yet played for the Detroit Red Wings this season.


12-9-2019 Dylan McIlrath frustrated
Detroit Red Wings defenseman Dylan McIlrath feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Dylan McIlrath was originally drafted to the NHL by the New York Rangers in the 1st round of the 2010 entry draft. He has appeared in 37 NHL games during his career, notching 2 goals and adding 2 assists along with 80 penalty minutes. The 27 year old defenseman has not yet played for the Detroit Red Wings this season.


12-9-2019 Detroit Red Wings trade rumoured
Pittsburgh Penguins are rumoured to be planning a trade sending center Nikita Pavlychev and goaltender Zach Sawchenko to Detroit Red Wings for defenseman Ben Lovejoy and DET 3rd round pick in 2021 draft

Rumours from various sources around the league say that the Pittsburgh Penguins are looking for a 1st line defenseman and that Ben Lovejoy would be a good fit there. Same sources also know that Ben Lovejoy is being actively shopped around.


12-9-2019 Anthony Mantha injured.
Anthony Mantha (DET) suffered thigh injury during the game in an incident with Henrik Borgström (FLA). He is expected to be sidelined for a couple of days. They just want to be careful after what happened to me last time. I'll dress for tomorrows practice, then it's up to the coaching staff, was his comment to the press after leaving the game.

11-9-2019 Detroit Red Wings trade rumoured
New Jersey Devils are rumoured to be planning a trade sending defenseman Colton White and goaltender Maury Connell to Detroit Red Wings for defenseman Ben Lovejoy

Rumours from various sources around the league say that the New Jersey Devils and that Ben Lovejoy would be a good fit there. Same sources also know that Ben Lovejoy is being actively shopped around.


10-9-2019 Dylan Sadowy frustrated
Detroit Red Wings left wing Dylan Sadowy feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Dylan Sadowy was originally drafted to the NHL by the San Jose Sharks in the 3rd round of the 2014 entry draft. He has not yet played at NHL level. The 23 year old left wing has not yet played for the Detroit Red Wings this season.


10-9-2019 Detroit Red Wings trade rumoured
St-Louis Blues are rumoured to be planning a trade sending goaltender Evan Fitzpatrick to Detroit Red Wings for defenseman Ben Lovejoy and goaltender Filip Larsson

Rumours from various sources around the league say that the St-Louis Blues are looking for a 1st line defenseman and that Ben Lovejoy would be a good fit there. Same sources also know that Ben Lovejoy is being actively shopped around.


9-9-2019 Hunter Shinkaruk frustrated
Detroit Red Wings left wing Hunter Shinkaruk feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a regular player.

A native of Canada, Hunter Shinkaruk was originally drafted to the NHL by the Vancouver Canucks in the 1st round of the 2013 entry draft. He has appeared in 168 NHL games during his career, notching 35 goals and adding 39 assists along with 48 penalty minutes. The 24 year old left wing has played 2 games with the Detroit Red Wings this season, totalling 1+1=2 with 0 PIM.


8-9-2019 Louis-Marc Aubry frustrated
Detroit Red Wings right wing Louis-Marc Aubry feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Louis-Marc Aubry was originally drafted to the NHL by the Detroit Red Wings in the 3rd round of the 2010 entry draft. He has appeared in 52 NHL games during his career, notching 2 goals and adding 5 assists along with 34 penalty minutes. The 27 year old right wing has played 1 games with the Detroit Red Wings this season, totalling 1+0=1 with 0 PIM.


6-9-2019 Detroit Red Wings trade rumoured
St-Louis Blues are rumoured to be planning a trade sending goaltender Evan Fitzpatrick to Detroit Red Wings for defenseman Ben Lovejoy and goaltender Filip Larsson

Rumours from various sources around the league say that the St-Louis Blues are looking for a 1st line defenseman and that Ben Lovejoy would be a good fit there. Same sources also know that Ben Lovejoy is being actively shopped around.


6-9-2019 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Frans Nielsen is looking good with 2 points in 1 games last week. Andreas Athanasiou is looking good with 2 points in 1 games last week.

Who's cold

No-one is especially cold at the moment.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



5-9-2019 Hunter Shinkaruk frustrated
Detroit Red Wings left wing Hunter Shinkaruk feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a regular player.

A native of Canada, Hunter Shinkaruk was originally drafted to the NHL by the Vancouver Canucks in the 1st round of the 2013 entry draft. He has appeared in 166 NHL games during his career, notching 34 goals and adding 38 assists along with 48 penalty minutes. The 24 year old left wing is eagerly waiting to hit the ice once the season starts.


5-9-2019 Dylan Sadowy frustrated
Detroit Red Wings left wing Dylan Sadowy feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Dylan Sadowy was originally drafted to the NHL by the San Jose Sharks in the 3rd round of the 2014 entry draft. He has not yet played at NHL level. The 23 year old left wing is waiting for a good start this season.


3-9-2019 Danny Dekeyser frustrated
Detroit Red Wings defenseman Danny Dekeyser feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of USA, Danny Dekeyser, was originally signed as a free agent to the NHL. He has appeared in 399 NHL games during his career, notching 25 goals and adding 109 assists along with 122 penalty minutes. The 29 year old defenseman is waiting for a good start this season.


3-9-2019 Dylan Larkin frustrated
Detroit Red Wings left wing Dylan Larkin feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a franchise player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of USA, Dylan Larkin was originally drafted to the NHL by the Detroit Red Wings in the 1st round of the 2014 entry draft. He has appeared in 220 NHL games during his career, notching 61 goals and adding 81 assists along with 34 penalty minutes. The 23 year old left wing is looking forward for the start of the season.


3-9-2019 Detroit Red Wings trade rumoured
St-Louis Blues are rumoured to be planning a trade sending goaltender Evan Fitzpatrick to Detroit Red Wings for defenseman Ben Lovejoy and goaltender Filip Larsson

Rumours from various sources around the league say that the St-Louis Blues are looking for a 1st line defenseman and that Ben Lovejoy would be a good fit there. Same sources also know that Ben Lovejoy is being actively shopped around.


2-9-2019 Louis-Marc Aubry frustrated
Detroit Red Wings right wing Louis-Marc Aubry feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Louis-Marc Aubry was originally drafted to the NHL by the Detroit Red Wings in the 3rd round of the 2010 entry draft. He has appeared in 51 NHL games during his career, notching 1 goals and adding 5 assists along with 34 penalty minutes. The 27 year old right wing is getting ready for the upcoming season.


31-8-2019 Frans Nielsen frustrated
Detroit Red Wings center Frans Nielsen feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a regular player.

A native of La-la-land, Frans Nielsen was originally drafted to the NHL by the New York Islanders in the 3rd round of the 2002 entry draft. He has appeared in 749 NHL games during his career, notching 148 goals and adding 277 assists along with 152 penalty minutes. The 35 year old center is eagerly waiting to hit the ice once the season starts.


31-8-2019 Dan Renouf frustrated
Detroit Red Wings defenseman Dan Renouf feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Dan Renouf, was originally signed as a free agent to the NHL. He has not yet played at NHL level. The 25 year old defenseman is looking forward for the start of the season.


30-8-2019 Tyler Bertuzzi frustrated
Detroit Red Wings left wing Tyler Bertuzzi feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Tyler Bertuzzi was originally drafted to the NHL by the Detroit Red Wings in the 2nd round of the 2013 entry draft. He has not yet played at NHL level. The 24 year old left wing is looking forward for the start of the season.


30-8-2019 Dylan McIlrath frustrated
Detroit Red Wings defenseman Dylan McIlrath feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Dylan McIlrath was originally drafted to the NHL by the New York Rangers in the 1st round of the 2010 entry draft. He has appeared in 37 NHL games during his career, notching 2 goals and adding 2 assists along with 80 penalty minutes. The 27 year old defenseman is expecting a good season for the team.


29-8-2019 Dylan Larkin uncertain about future
Dylan Larkin wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

29-6-2019 Axel Holmstrom uncertain about future
Axel Holmstrom wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

30-6-2019 Training camp preview
Detroit Red Wings will arrange the annual training camp starting on September 14th. Players reporting to the training camp with either Detroit Red Wings and Grand Rapids Griffin:
- Jyrki Jokipakka D
- Hunter Shinkaruk L
- Cody Eakin L
- Mike Green D
- Frans Nielsen C
- Justin Abdelkader R
- Jonathan Ericsson D
- Tomas Tatar L
- Gustav Nyquist R
- Danny Dekeyser D
- Luke Glendening C
- Riley Sheahan C
- Petr Mrazek G
- Dylan Larkin L
- Alexei Marchenko D
- Andreas Athanasiou C
- Xavier Ouellet D
- Anthony Mantha R
- Adam Almquist D
- Mitchell Callahan R
- Alfons Malmstrom D
- Dennis Cholowski D
- Jordan Sambrook D
- Filip Hronek D
- Vili Saarijarvi D
- Axel Holmstrom C
- Dominic Turgeon C
- Dylan Sadowy L
- Evgeni Svechnikov R
- Joe Hicketts D
- Tyler Bertuzzi L
- Zach Nastasiuk C
- Dan Renouf D
- Jake Paterson G
- Martin Frk R
- Robbie Russo D
- Colin Campbell L
- Jared Coreau G
- Louis-Marc Aubry R
- Edward Pasquale G
- Matt Lorito L
- Dylan McIlrath D
- Nicklas Jensen R
- Ben Lovejoy D
- Trevor Daley D
- Anton Burdasov L
- Ryan Martindale C
- Steven Whitney C
- Corey Trivino C
- Jonathan Hazen R
- Marek Viedensky C
- Darcy Zajac C
- Michael Rasmussen C
- Nolan Kneen D
- Jake Oettinger G

Players reporting out of shape:
- Justin Abdelkader R
- Tomas Tatar L
- Danny Dekeyser D
- Dylan Larkin L
- Andreas Athanasiou C
- Alfons Malmstrom D
- Dylan Sadowy L
- Jake Paterson G
- Louis-Marc Aubry R
- Edward Pasquale G
- Trevor Daley D
- Anton Burdasov L
- Ryan Martindale C
- Steven Whitney C
- Darcy Zajac C
- Michael Rasmussen C
- Jake Oettinger G

Players reporting in good shape:
- Mike Green D
- Frans Nielsen C
- Luke Glendening C
- Riley Sheahan C
- Dan Renouf D
- Martin Frk R
- Colin Campbell L
- Jared Coreau G
- Matt Lorito L
- Jonathan Hazen R
- Nolan Kneen D


30-6-2019 Dan Belisle leaves team
Dan Belisles contract has expired and he has left the team.

30-6-2019 Piet Van Zant leaves team
Piet Van Zants contract has expired and he has left the team.

30-6-2019 Walt Newman leaves team
Walt Newmans contract has expired and he has left the team.

27-6-2019 Zach Nastasiuk frustrated
Detroit Red Wings center Zach Nastasiuk feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Zach Nastasiuk was originally drafted to the NHL by the Detroit Red Wings in the 2nd round of the 2013 entry draft. He has not yet played at NHL level. The 24 year old center is waiting for a good start this season.


27-6-2019 Colin Campbell frustrated
Detroit Red Wings left wing Colin Campbell feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Colin Campbell, was originally signed as a free agent to the NHL. He has appeared in 57 NHL games during his career, notching 2 goals and adding 1 assists along with 10 penalty minutes. The 28 year old left wing is waiting for a good start this season.


25-6-2019 Zach Nastasiuk frustrated
Detroit Red Wings center Zach Nastasiuk feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Zach Nastasiuk was originally drafted to the NHL by the Detroit Red Wings in the 2nd round of the 2013 entry draft. He has not yet played at NHL level. The 24 year old center is expecting a good season for the team.


25-6-2019 Jyrki Jokipakka agrees on a contract.
Jyrki Jokipakka has signed a $2 500 000 per year, 3 year deal with the Detroit Red Wings. Detailed terms of the deal were not announced.

A native of Finland, Jyrki Jokipakka was originally drafted to the NHL by the Dallas Stars in the 7th round of the 2011 entry draft. He has appeared in 227 NHL games during his career, notching 5 goals and adding 40 assists along with 30 penalty minutes. The 27 year old defenseman is expecting a good season for the team.


25-6-2019 Andreas Athanasiou agrees on a contract.
Andreas Athanasiou has signed a $8 000 000 per year, 1 year deal with the Detroit Red Wings. Detailed terms of the deal were not announced.

A native of Canada, Andreas Athanasiou was originally drafted to the NHL by the Detroit Red Wings in the 4th round of the 2012 entry draft. He has appeared in 174 NHL games during his career, notching 55 goals and adding 53 assists along with 11 penalty minutes. The 24 year old center is waiting for a good start this season.


24-6-2019 Tyler Bertuzzi frustrated
Detroit Red Wings left wing Tyler Bertuzzi feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Tyler Bertuzzi was originally drafted to the NHL by the Detroit Red Wings in the 2nd round of the 2013 entry draft. He has not yet played at NHL level. The 24 year old left wing is getting ready for the upcoming season.


23-6-2019 Zach Nastasiuk frustrated
Detroit Red Wings center Zach Nastasiuk feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Zach Nastasiuk was originally drafted to the NHL by the Detroit Red Wings in the 2nd round of the 2013 entry draft. He has not yet played at NHL level. The 24 year old center is eagerly waiting to hit the ice once the season starts.


24-6-2019 Options to be confirmed tomorrow
The following players' contract options need to be confirmed tomorrow:


22-6-2019 Robbie Russo frustrated
Detroit Red Wings defenseman Robbie Russo feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of USA, Robbie Russo was originally drafted to the NHL by the New York Islanders in the 4th round of the 2011 entry draft. He has not yet played at NHL level. The 26 year old defenseman is eagerly waiting to hit the ice once the season starts.


23-6-2019 Contracts expiring !
The following players' contracts are going to expire in one week:
-Jyrki Jokipakka (Detroit Red Wings) RFA
-Cody Eakin (Detroit Red Wings) RFA, needs qualifying offer
-Andreas Athanasiou (Detroit Red Wings) RFA
-Mitchell Callahan (Grand Rapids Griffin) RFA, needs qualifying offer
-Jake Paterson (Grand Rapids Griffin) RFA, needs qualifying offer
-Martin Frk (Grand Rapids Griffin) RFA, needs qualifying offer
-Robbie Russo (Grand Rapids Griffin) RFA, needs qualifying offer
-Edward Pasquale (Grand Rapids Griffin) RFA, needs qualifying offer
-Nicklas Jensen (Grand Rapids Griffin) RFA, needs qualifying offer
-Anton Burdasov (Grand Rapids Griffin) RFA, needs qualifying offer
-Ryan Martindale (Grand Rapids Griffin) RFA, needs qualifying offer
-Steven Whitney (Grand Rapids Griffin) RFA, needs qualifying offer
-Corey Trivino (Grand Rapids Griffin) RFA, needs qualifying offer
-Jonathan Hazen (Grand Rapids Griffin) RFA, needs qualifying offer
-Marek Viedensky (Grand Rapids Griffin) RFA, needs qualifying offer
-Darcy Zajac (Grand Rapids Griffin) UFA


23-6-2019 Contracts expiring !
The following staff members' contracts are going to expire in one week:
-Dan Belisle(pro)
-Piet Van Zant(pro)
-Walt Newman(farm)


21-6-2019 Detroit Red Wings trade rumoured
New Jersey Devils are rumoured to be planning a trade sending defenseman Colton White and goaltender Maury Connell to Detroit Red Wings for defenseman Ben Lovejoy

Rumours from various sources around the league say that the New Jersey Devils and that Ben Lovejoy would be a good fit there. Same sources also know that Ben Lovejoy is being actively shopped around.


20-6-2019 Dominic Turgeon frustrated
Detroit Red Wings center Dominic Turgeon feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Dominic Turgeon was originally drafted to the NHL by the Detroit Red Wings in the 3rd round of the 2014 entry draft. He has not yet played at NHL level. The 23 year old center has not yet played for the Detroit Red Wings this season. He has played 58 games with the Grand Rapids Griffin this season, totalling 10+4=14 with 10 PIM.


20-6-2019 Nicklas Jensen frustrated
Detroit Red Wings right wing Nicklas Jensen feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of La-la-land, Nicklas Jensen was originally drafted to the NHL by the Vancouver Canucks in the 1st round of the 2011 entry draft. He has appeared in 52 NHL games during his career, notching 5 goals and adding 4 assists along with 24 penalty minutes. The 26 year old right wing has not yet played for the Detroit Red Wings this season. He has played 80 games with the Grand Rapids Griffin this season, totalling 5+12=17 with 10 PIM.


20-6-2019 Detroit Red Wings trade rumoured
Washington Capitals are rumoured to be planning a trade sending right wing Kevin Elgestal to Detroit Red Wings for defenseman Ben Lovejoy and DET 4th round pick in 2020 draft

Rumours from various sources around the league say that the Washington Capitals are looking for a 1st line defenseman and that Ben Lovejoy would be a good fit there. Same sources also know that Ben Lovejoy is being actively shopped around.


20-6-2019 Board decreases player budget for next season
The board of owners have decided to decrease the player budget for next season with $5 000 000 because the budget has been oversized compared to actual salaries.

20-6-2019 Board collects bonuses
The board of owners has collected $28 200 000 profit from the team to shareholders.

20-6-2019 Joe McDonnell retires
Detroit Red Wings staff member Joe McDonnell has announced his retirement due to non-hockey related reasons.

20-6-2019 Paul Stanley retires
Grand Rapids Griffin staff member Paul Stanley has announced his retirement due to health reasons.

20-6-2019 Tomas Tatar agrees on a contract.
Tomas Tatar has signed a $3 250 000 per year, 3 year deal with the Detroit Red Wings. Detailed terms of the deal were not announced.

A native of Slovakia, Tomas Tatar was originally drafted to the NHL by the Detroit Red Wings in the 2nd round of the 2009 entry draft. He has appeared in 428 NHL games during his career, notching 133 goals and adding 131 assists along with 108 penalty minutes. The 28 year old left wing is looking forward for the start of the season.


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