Player News - Red Wings

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Jonatan Berggren is expected to spend the 2018-19 campaign playing in Sweden.

Berggren had 18 goals and 57 points in 38 games with Skelleftea AIK's under-20 team last season. The 17-year-old forward (he'll turn 18 on July 16) is likely to open the season in the Junior level. Berggren is very fast with a lot of offensive potential. Detroit took him with the 33rd overall pick in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft.
Source: MLive.com
Jul 12 - 8:53 AM

Anthony Mantha has signed a two-year, $6.6 million contract with the Detroit Red Wings.

Mantha scored 24 goals and 48 points in 80 games this season. Those numbers were a step up from his 2016-17 totals, but he should develop further so it makes sense that he ended up with a bridge contract. Mantha was a restricted free agent this summer and he will be again after this deal expires.
Jul 11 - 4:57 PM

Gustav Lindstrom will play for Frolunda in Sweden in 2018-19.

Lindstrom has a two-year contract with Frolunda, which means he probably won't head to North America until the 2020-21 campaign. The Red Wings took him with the 38th pick in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft. "He’s a guy that really came on the second half last season," Red Wings director of player development Shawn Horcoff said. "He’s physical, he skates well and has a good first pass."
Jul 10 - 4:03 AM

Filip Zadina has signed an entry-level contract with the Detroit Red Wings.

Detroit took Zadina with the sixth overall pick in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft. He was projected to go earlier than that and this might end up being a steal of a pick for Detroit. It's worth noting that there is some confusion over what leagues he's eligible to play in next season. He moved from the Czech league to the QMJHL's Halifax Mooseheads for the 2017-18 campaign and there's some question as to whether his Czech team loaned him there. If he was playing in the QMJHL on loan, then he falls under the rules of a European player and can play in the AHL next season, but if not then he would have to play in the QMJHL next season if he doesn't make the Detroit Red Wings' opening game roster. The NHL is looking into the matter.
Jul 7 - 11:24 AM

The NHL is looking into Filip Zadina's situation to determine which leagues he's eligible to play in next season.

Zadina played in the Czech league, but went to the QMJHL's Halifax Mooseheads for the 2017-18 campaign. It was originally thought that he was playing in the QMJHL on loan from his Czech team and if that's the case, then he will be allowed to play in the AHL over the QMJHL. However, it then appeared that he was in fact simply a member of the Mooseheads, which means that he would have to play in the QMJHL next season if he doesn't make the Detroit Red Wings' opening game roster. "Ultimately, it has to be determined by the National Hockey League," Red Wings GM Ken Holland said. "So, we’re waiting for them, once they gather all the information and make an assessment of what our options are." It might take weeks before the NHL provides the Red Wings with an answer.
Jul 7 - 4:04 AM

Andreas Athanasiou reportedly signed a two-year, $6 million contract with the Detroit Red Wings.

Athanasiou and the Red Wings have avoided a potential arbitration situation with this agreement. He had 16 goals and 33 points in 71 games last season.
Jul 5 - 5:30 PM

The Detroit Red Wings have found out that Filip Zadina isn't eligible to play in the AHL next season.

Zadina went from the Czech league to the QMJHL's Halifax Mooseheads for the 2017-18 campaign, but it was originally thought that he had been loaned from his Czech team to the QMJHL squad. That distinction would have allowed him to play in the AHL if he didn't make the Red Wings. Halifax wants him back though and as it turns out, that's where Zadina will have to play if he doesn't make Detroit's opening game roster.
Jul 5 - 5:23 AM

Mike Green, who underwent neck surgery in March, should be fine for the start of training camp.

Rather than become an unrestricted free agent, Green re-signed with the Detroit Red Wings at the 11th hour. He got a two-year contract that includes a no-trade clause until Feb. 1, 2020. "He wanted to be in Detroit, he likes it here, and likes his role on the team," Red Wings GM Ken Holland said.
Jul 2 - 5:21 AM

Thomas Vanek's one-year, $3 million contract with the Detroit Red Wings came with a no-trade clause.

Vanek had 24 goals and 56 points in 80 games last season. He's been traded in each of the last two campaigns, so he might not be terribly inclined to being dealt again if Detroit does want to go down that route towards the deadline.
Jul 2 - 5:18 AM

Chris Terry has signed a two-year contract with the Detroit Red Wings.

Terry had 32 goals and 71 points in 62 games for Laval of the AHL to win the scoring title. He will get a shot to make the Red Wings this season as Detroit coul use some scoring help.
Jul 1 - 1:51 PM

Jake Chelios has signed a one-year contract with the Detroit Red Wings.

It should be a two-way deal. He is going home as his dad Chris spent plenty of time with the Red Wings. He had four goals and 14 points in 41 games with Charlotte of the AHL in 2017-18.
Jul 1 - 1:46 PM

The Detroit Red Wings have signed Wade Megan to a one-year contract.

While no terms have been announced, it's very likely to be a two-way deal. He played one game in the NHL last season with the Blues and should be a minor leaguer next season.
Jul 1 - 1:43 PM

The Detroit Red Wings have signed goaltender Harri Sateri to a one-year contract.

It's goaltending depth for Detroit who will have Jimmy Howard and Jonathan Bernier as their NHL goalies. Sateri saw some time in Florida this past season with the injuries to Roberto Luongo and James Reimer. He played in nine games and went 4-4 with a 2.92 GAA and a .911 save percentage.
Jul 1 - 1:41 PM

The Detroit Red Wings have signed Thomas Vanek to a one-year/$3 million contract.

Vanek played 48 games for Detroit a couple of seasons ago and had 15 goals and 38 points. He will jump into a top-six role with the Red Wings and be an integral part of their power play. Look for 20-25 goals and 50-60 points from the talented winger but he could get dealt again at the trade deadline if Detroit is not in the playoff picture.
Jul 1 - 12:04 PM

The Detroit Red Wings have signed goaltender Jonathan Bernier to a three-year/$9 million contract.

Bernier spent last season with Colorado where he saw regular duty when Semyon Varlamov was injured. He was 19-13-3 with a 2.85 GAA and a .913 save percentage. He will back up Jimmy Howard to start the season and could take over the net if Howard is dealt as this is his final year on his contract with the Red Wings. Bernier is worth a flier late in deep pools and then stashing on your reserve list as a handcuff for Howard.
Jul 1 - 12:02 PM


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