Player News - Red Wings

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The Detroit Red Wings have hired Jim Hiller to serve as an assistant coach.

Hiller is a former WHL coach of the year, but this will be his first opportunity to serve as an NHL coach. He's a former player and while he spent the better part of his career in Europe, he did finish with eight goals and 20 points in 63 games with the Los Angeles Kings, New York Rangers, and Detroit Red Wings. "There's always challenges when you're a coach," Hiller said. "I did play in the NHL, so I kind of understand the mentality of what it's like to be an NHL player and the type of feedback those players want and need." Hiller's focus will be the team's offense and forwards.
Jul 30 - 8:24 PM

Mikael Samuelsson has agreed to terms with the Swedish league's Djurgarden.

Samuelsson had a goal and three points in 26 games in 2013-14. With his career winding down, it's not surprising that he would chose to head back to his native Sweden.
Jul 29 - 7:16 PM

The IIHF has suspended Justin Abdelkader for three games for a high hit against Vladimir Sobotka for a high hit during the 2014 World Championship.

Abdelkader's suspension will be served at the start of the 2015 World Championship. This marks the second time he's been suspended for his actions in the 2014 tournament. He also served a one-game ban for a knee-on-knee hit.
Source: IIHF.com
Jul 29 - 3:05 PM

Dan DeKeyser isn't worried about his ongoing contract negotiations with Detroit.

"There won't be any problems," said DeKeyser. "It'll be done before camp. So, no one needs to worry about that." DeKeyser is a restricted free agent after recording four goals and 23 points in 65 games last season. After his strong rookie season, the Red Wings are counting on him to be one of their best defensemen.
Source: Fox17
Jul 29 - 12:32 AM

Tomas Tatar's newly signed three-year deal with Detroit is reportedly worth $8.25 million.

In other words, Tatar will come with a cap hit of $2.75 million. That seems like a good deal for Detroit as Tatar should be able to build off of his 39-point rookie campaign. The Red Wings have been preparing their next generation of forwards to slowly take over from the previous generation and while Tatar probably won't ever be one of the Red Wings' top players, he is still a valuable piece of the puzzle.
Source: TVA Sports
Jul 28 - 3:33 PM

Tomas Tatar has agreed to a three-year contract extension with the Detroit Red Wings.

The financial terms of the deal weren't disclosed by the Red Wings. After a few strong campaigns in the minors, Tatar firmly established himself with Detroit last season with 19 goals and 39 points in 73 contests. We don't see the 23-year-old as a future star, but he does have some untapped offensive upside and we anticipate him setting new career-highs in 2014-15.
Jul 28 - 2:12 PM

The big question surrounding Jonas Gustavsson going into the 2014-15 campaign is whether or not he can stay healthy.

Gustavsson has been plagued by groin injuries for the last couple of years, but he did feel good in the second half of the 2013-14 season. He'll start next season as Detroit's backup goaltender and should be fairly good in that role as long as he stays healthy.
Jul 28 - 9:38 AM

Veteran forward Daniel Alfredsson, 41, will decide in late August whether to return to the Detroit Red Wings for another season or retire.

Alfredsson was plagued by an aching back at several points last regular season and during the playoffs and plans to try and determine next month whether he’s healthy enough to endure another season. A future Hall of Famer who excelled for years with the Senators, Alfredsson produced 41 points in 68 games for Detroit last season, his first away from Ottawa.
Jul 26 - 9:35 AM

The Detroit Red Wings are extremely high on 19-year-old forward Anthony Mantha and will give him an opportunity to win a spot on one of their two top lines at their next training camp.

The left winger was the Wings' first-round draft pick in 2013. He scored 81 goals in 81 games last season (57 regular season, 24 playoffs) in junior hockey. If Mantha doesn't impress the Wings enough to allow him to start next season with them, they will send him to AHL Grand Rapids for for an introduction to pro hockey.
Jul 26 - 9:27 AM

Landon Ferraro has agreed to a one-year, two-way contract with Detroit.

Ferraro will come with a $550,000 annual cap hit if he plays in the NHL. He had 15 goals and 31 points in 70 AHL contests last season.
Jul 25 - 1:20 PM

Jim Paek has left the Detroit Red Wings' organization so that he can become the head coach of South Korea's national men's team.

Paek is a native of Seoul, South Korea. The 2018 Winter Olympics will be in Pyeongchang, so Paek will attempt to guide the team to its first Olympic hockey berth. "That was the decision maker, the excitement, that the final goal at the end would be the Olympic games," Paek said. "It's a great opportunity. I look at it as preparing for that, but also developing grassroots hockey in Korea for 10-20 years down the road."
Jul 24 - 9:39 AM

The Detroit Red Wings don't have an analytics person yet, but Red Wings coach Mike Babcock thinks that will change soon.

"The bottom line is the NFL and Major League Baseball, they have been way ahead of us in this area," Babcock said. The NHL establishment seems to be getting increasingly warm to the idea of using fancy stats as another tool to help evaluate players. It's not a replacement of scouting and traditional player evaluation, but it can be used to complement those methods.
Jul 23 - 5:05 PM

Detroit Red Wings GM Ken Holland sees no reason to change his philosophy of taking a slow and steady approach with the development of prospects.

"Our goal is to try (to) win another Stanley Cup, and in order to get there, our young people need to be brought along properly," Holland said. The Red Wings are known for having their young players get plenty of seasoning in the AHL before becoming regulars at the NHL level. Still, the Red Wings are starting to see the benefits as the next generation of Red Wings, including Gustav Nyquist and Riley Sheahan are starting to play prominent roles with the team.
Jul 21 - 4:11 PM

Restricted free agents Dan DeKeyser and Tomas Tatar, both important players with the Red Wings, are not close to re-signing with the club.

"We’ve talked and continue to talk, but nothing close," Detroit general manager Ken Holland said. Holland said he made Tatar an offer recently that is being mulled over. "Tats is overseas, and I’m waiting to hear back. On the DeKeyser front, we met them in early June. We talked briefly at the draft, and we haven’t really talked much in July. I’ve made what I think are pretty good offers. They haven’t really countered. We’re just in the waiting process." DeKeyser, 24, scored four goals and 19 assists for 23 points in 65 games last season, his first full one in the NHL. He had no points in five playoff games. Tatar, 23, has 24 goals and 23 assists for 47 points in 100 career NHL games. In his first full season with the Wings last season, he scored 19 goals and 20 assists for 39 points in 73 games.
Jul 19 - 10:25 AM

Red Wings coach Mike Babcock countered the notion that free agents aren't signing with Detroit because they don't want to play for him.

The theory goes that Babcock has a reputation for being a tough guy to work for and players would sooner choose a more relaxed environment when given the option. "Maybe they don't want to come because Mike Babcock has a one-year contract," Babcock suggested. "The way I look at it here, if you don't want to be coached, don't come here. If you want to be pushed to be the best that you can be, that's what we do here. You know what? The proof is in the pudding." He added that if the Red Wings are worried about him driving away free agents, then he should coach somewhere else. He has a season left on his contract with Detroit and won't negotiate during the 2014-15 campaign. He's led Detroit to the Stanley Cup and has guided Team Canada to back-to-back gold medals in the Winter Olympics.
Jul 18 - 9:25 AM


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