Player News - Red Wings

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The Detroit Red Wings have reportedly opted not to offer Jordan Sambrook an entry-level contract.

The Red Wings have Sambrook's NHL rights after taking him in the fifth round of the 2016 NHL Entry Draft, but it seems they'll allow them to lapse. He had 10 goals and 39 points in 67 OHL games this season.
May 23 - 5:59 PM

Patrik Rybar has signed a one-year, entry-level contract with the Detroit Red Wings.

Rybar appeared in 36 games for HK Hradec Kralove of the Czech Extraliga in 2017-18. The 24-year-old netminder posted a 23-13 record, while leading the league with seven shutouts and a 1.73 goals-against average. Rybar also finished the year with a .932 save percentage. He had a 2.24 GAA and .918 save percentage in 12 postseason games as well.
May 21 - 4:04 PM

Dylan Larkin has three goals and eight points in eight games with Team USA.

Larkin's been serving as an assistant captain and has helped them get to the semifinals. The next step for America will be to face off against Sweden on Saturday. That will involve Larkin facing his Red Wings teammate Gustav Nyquist.
May 18 - 8:43 AM

David Pope is expected to compete for a roster spot at training camp in the fall.

"He's a kid that has improved his skating over the years and I think that's helped him get to the areas where he can score," said Red Wings director of player development Shawn Horcoff. "He's great on the power play, he's got a real good one-timer off the flank and a great wrist shot in stride. He's a kid that's really come on the last couple of years and had a great senior year." Pope will attend development camp in late June at Little Caesars Arena.
May 9 - 9:01 AM

David Pope has officially signed a two-year, entry-level contract with the Detroit Red Wings.

Pope recently completed his fourth season at the University of Nebraska-Omaha. He led the team in goals (20) points (41), power-play goals (12) and shots on goal (123) in 2017-18. The 23-year-old forward was a fourth-round pick of the Red Wings in the 2013 NHL Draft.
May 7 - 2:42 PM

Filip Hronek scored a goal for the Czech Republic in a 3-2 loss to Sweden on Sunday.

Hronek headed to Denmark for the tournament after Grand Rapids was eliminated from the AHL playoffs in the opening round. The 20-year-old defender is the third-youngest player on the Czech team. Hronek impressed in his rookie campaign in the minors with 39 points in 67 games. He could be someone to watch for a roster spot with Detroit going into next season.
May 7 - 10:33 AM

The Detroit Red Wings are reportedly close to inking David Pope to an entry-level contract.

Pope, now 23, was a fourth round pick of the Red Wings back in 2013 who is known for his offensive instincts and soft hands. He has spent the last four years playing for the University of Nebraska-Omaha, picking up 20 goals and 41 points in 35 games this season. He is expected to sign a two-year deal in the upcoming days.
May 5 - 1:20 PM

Dylan Larkin scored a pair of goals during Team USA's 5-4 shootout win over Team Canada at the World Hockey Championship on Friday.

Team USA was down 2-0 in the first period, but they managed to come out on top in their first game of the tournament. Larkin's first goal tied the game at two, while his second made it 4-3 for his team. "Two great plays," Larkin told reporters and after the game. "The first one, Krides (Kreider) was in front and tipped it through the goalie’s legs and I was rewarded for going to the net. The second one, we used our speed as a line up the ice. It’s a rivalry game, U.S. against Canada, first game of the tournament. It’s a great start."
May 5 - 8:44 AM

Dylan Larkin thinks participating in the 2018 Worlds will be helpful for him.

"I’m going back this year and I want to win," Larkin said. "It’s experience for me. It’s not being complacent with finishing early April playing hockey. Playing hockey into May is what it is all about. I just think I am young, I have a lot of energy, got a lot of passion. I want to keep playing." Larkin will be playing for Team USA for the fourth consecutive campaign. He had two goals and 10 points in eight games at the Worlds last year.
May 3 - 8:08 AM

Michael Rasmussen should get every opportunity to stick with the Red Wings next season.

Rasmussen isn't eligible to play in Grand Rapids of the AHL, so he will be with Detroit or back with the WHL's Tri-City Americans. The 19-year-old center posted 31 goals and 59 points in 47 contests during the 2017-18 campaign. He also added 16 goals and 33 points in 14 playoff matches.
May 2 - 8:44 AM

The Detroit Red Wings were assigned the sixth overall pick for the 2018 NHL Entry Draft.

The lottery was a bit unkind to Detroit as the team went into it most likely to finish with the fifth overall pick. However, Carolina jumped from the No. 11 spot to the No. 3 spot and that pushed down Detroit, among others. "You’re hoping to get into top three, but you know the odds," Wings GM Ken Holland said. "We’re disappointed not to get a lottery pick, but it’s a good draft. We’ll get a good player for our organization." This is still the highest Detroit has picked since they took Keith Primeau with the third overall selection in 1990.
Apr 29 - 7:12 AM

Tyler Bertuzzi will not play for Grand Rapids in the AHL playoffs.

Bertuzzi was the Most Valuable Player of the AHL postseason last year. "The positive in this case is he gets at least an extra month of getting after it in training," coach Jeff Blashill said. "My (advice) to him was you have to get bigger, stronger, faster. Find a strength and sprinting coach that can help you do those things. Get a skating coach that is going to help you get that much quicker. If he can do those things, he'll be that much a better player next year." Bertuzzi generated 24 points in 48 games with Detroit in 2017-18, with five of his seven goals coming in the team's final eight games.
Apr 27 - 9:31 AM

Dominic Turgeon (blood clot) expects to be ready for training camp in September.

A blood clot in Turgeon's right arm was discovered earlier this month (Apr. 4) and has been undergoing treatment for thoracic outlet syndrome. He is feeling better, but will need to be on blood thinners the "next few months."
Apr 25 - 9:05 AM

Filip Hronek turned heads at the AHL level this season.

"I didn't think he'd develop as quickly as he has, which is great," Grand Rapids coach Todd Nelson said. "From Christmas on to now, he's been playing his best hockey. Maybe a month ago I thought, 'Man, he's really developed, he's playing extremely well for us, not just the offensive numbers but you look at his plus-minus, he's playing well defensively'. And when I thought he'd be peaking, he cranked it up another gear last month, and that's great for us and the organization. He runs the No. 1 power-play unit, and he's been one of our go-to guys." He notched 11 goals and 28 assists in 67 games. Hronek was named to the AHL's all-rookie team.
Apr 20 - 9:36 AM

Gustav Nyquist will be looking for more production in 2018-19.

Nyquist netted 21 goals, which is his highest total since 2014-15 when he had 27 markers. He also had a career-high with 213 shots on net. However, he posted personal lows with 19 assists and 40 points this past season.
Apr 19 - 9:07 AM

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