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Training Camp 2019

2019 Training Camp Notes
The success of the Wings Prospect team winning the Matthew Wuest Memorial Cup this week has brought some hope to the rebuilding franchise while also shoving a handful of prospects into the limelight heading in to main camp. The strong play of Joe Veleno, Moritz Seider, Filip Zadina, Taro Hirose, Alec Regula, Givani Smith and Chase Pearson among several other prospects have raised expectations that several players are on the doorstep to the NHL. It appears that the retirement of Niklas Kronwall and a strong showing could lead Seider, the team's first pick in 2019, to remain in North America this season. They join Filip Hronek, Dennis Cholowski, Evgeny Svechnikov, Michael Rasmussen and Joe Hicketts as players knocking on the door to start the season in the NHL instead of the AHL as the team looks to blend in more exciting young players.

This camp marks the return of Valtteri Filppula, signed as a free agent over the summer, along with newcomers Calvin Pickard, Adam Erne and Patrick Nemeth. They will look to replace the aforementioned Kronwall, as well as Tomas Vanek and Martin Frk. The Griffins will have a new look as the organization purged both of last year's netminders as well as several key vets after a disappointing finish. Filip Larsson and Pickard should split time in the net, with the addition of several high draft choices and free agents up front. The Wings invited 67 players to camp, 8 goaltenders, 22 defenders and 37 forwards. They range in size from 5'8 (Hicketts and Casey) to 6'6 (Rasmussen) and in weight from 160 lbs. (Hirose) to 236 lbs. (McIlrath).
# Pos Player HT WT DOB 2018-19 Club GP G A PTS PIM 2019-20 Status Draft Notes
2 D Joe Hicketts 5-8 180 5/4/96 Grand Rapids (AHL)
Detroit (NHL)
Signed as Free Agent, 9/24/14
3 D Jared McIsaac 6'1 193 3/27/00 Halifax (QMJHL) 2018 draft 2nd rnd, 36th
8 LW Justin Abdelkader 6-2 214 2/25/87 Detroit (NHL) 2005 draft 2nd rnd, 42nd
11 RW Filip Zadina 6-0 196 11/27/99 Grand Rapids (AHL)
Detroit (NHL)
2018 draft 1st rnd, 6th
15 LW Chris Terry 5-10 197 4/7/89 Grand Rapids (AHL) Signed as Free Agent, 7/1/18
17 D Filip Hronek 6-0 170 11/2/97 Grand Rapids (AHL)
Detroit (NHL)
2016 draft 2nd rnd, 53rd
20 D Dylan McIlrath 6-5 236 4/20/92 Grand Rapids (AHL)
Detroit (NHL)
Trade w/ FLA, 3/1/17
21 D Dennis Cholowski 6-1 195 2/15/98 Detroit (NHL)
Grand Rapids (AHL)
2016 draft 1st rnd, 20th
22 D Patrik Nemeth 6-3 219 2/8/92 Colorado (NHL) Signed as Free Agent, 7/1/19
23 C Dominic Turgeon 6-2 200 2/25/96 Grand Rapids (AHL)
Detroit (NHL)
2014 draft 3rd rnd, 63rd
25 D Mike Green 6-1 207 10/12/85 Detroit (NHL) Signed as Free Agent, 7/1/15
26 RW Matthew Ford + 6-1 210 10/9/84 Grand Rapids (AHL) Grand Rapids Contract
27 C Michael Rasmussen 6-6 221 4/17/99 Detroit (NHL)
Grand Rapids (AHL)
2017 draft 1st rnd, 9th
28 D Gustav Lindstrom 6-2 187 10/20/98 Frolunda (SHL) 2017 draft 2nd rnd, 38th
29 D Vili Saarijarvi 5-10 182 5/15/97 Grand Rapids (AHL) 2015 draft 3rd rnd, 73rd
31 G Calvin Pickard 6-1 207 4/16/92 Philadelphia (NHL)
Arizona (NHL)
Tucson (AHL)
Signed as Free Agent, 7/1/19
32 D Brian Lashoff 6-3 219 7/16/90 Grand Rapids (AHL)
Detroit (NHL)
Signed as Free Agent, 10/1/08
35 G Jimmy Howard 6-1 218 3/26/84 Detroit (NHL) 2003 draft 2nd rnd, 64th
36 G Kaden Fulcher 6-3 187 9/23/98 Toledo (ECHL)
Detroit (NHL)
Signed as Free Agent, 10/3/17
37 RW Evgeny Svechnikov 6-3 212 10/31/96 Did Not Play (Injured) 2015 draft 1st rnd, 19th
38 G Filip Larsson 6-2 187 8/17/98 Denver (NCAA) 2016 draft 6th rnd, 167th
39 RW Anthony Mantha 6-5 225 9/16/94 Detroit (NHL) 2013 draft 1st rnd, 20th
41 C Luke Glendening 5-11 192 4/28/89 Detroit (NHL) Signed as Free Agent, 7/5/13
42 C Mathew Bizier 6-1 187 5/13/01 Rimouski/Gatineau (QMJHL) Camp Tryout
43 LW Darren Helm 6-0 196 1/21/87 Detroit (NHL) 2005 draft 5th rnd, 132nd
45 G Jonathan Bernier 6-0 184 7/8/88 Detroit (NHL) Signed as Free Agent, 7/1/18
46 C Chase Pearson 6'2 200 8/23/97 Maine (HE)
Grand Rapids (AHL)
2015 draft 5th rnd, 140th
47 D Marcus Crawford + 5-11 198 3/21/97 Toledo (ECHL)
Grand Rapids (AHL)
Grand Rapids Contract
48 RW Givani Smith 6-2 206 2/27/98 Grand Rapids (AHL) 2016 draft 2nd rnd, 46th
50 RW Dominik Shine + 5-11 175 4/18/93 Grand Rapids (AHL) Grand Rapids Contract
51 C Valtteri Filppula 6-0 196 3/20/84 New York Islanders (NHL) Signed as Free Agent, 7/1/19
52 D Jonathan Ericsson 6-5 220 2/3/84 Detroit (NHL) 2002 draft 9th rnd, 291st
53 D Moritz Seider 6-4 207 4/6/01 Mannheim (DEL) 2019 draft 2st rnd, 6th
54 LW Matt Puempel 6-1 205 1/24/93 Grand Rapids (AHL)
Detroit (NHL)
Trade w/ NYR, 10/21/17
56 LW Ryan Kuffner 6-1 195 6/12/96 Princeton (ECAC)
Detroit (NHL)
Signed as Free Agent, 3/12/19
57 C Turner Elson + 6-0 195 9/13/92 Grand Rapids (AHL) Signed as Free Agent, 7/1/17
58 LW David Pope 6-3 198 9/27/94 Grand Rapids (AHL)
Toledo (ECHL)
2013 draft 4th rnd, 109th
59 LW Tyler Bertuzzi 6-1 190 2/24/95 Detroit (NHL) 2013 draft 2nd rnd, 58th
60 G Pat Nagle + 6-2 190 9/21/87 Toledo (ECHL)
Grand Rapids (AHL)
Grand Rapids Contract
61 C Jacob De La Rose 6-3 216 5/20/95 Detroit (NHL) Waivers 10/17/18
62 C Cody Morgan 5-11 183 2/1/01 Windsor/Flint (OHL) Camp Tryout
63 D Alec McCrea 6-3 212 1/12/95 Cornell (ECAC) Grand Rapids Contract
64 RW Josh Kestner 6-1 181 11/8/93 Newfoundland (ECAC)
Toronto (AHL)
Grand Rapids Contract
65 D Danny DeKeyser 6-3 192 3/7/90 Detroit (NHL) Signed as Free Agent, 3/29/13
67 LW Taro Hirose 5-10 160 6/30/96 Michigan State (B10)
Detroit (NHL)
Signed as Free Agent, 3/12/19
68 G Sean Romeo 6-1 172 11/7/94 Ohio State (B10) Camp Tryout
70 C Christoffer Ehn 6-2 193 4/5/96 Detroit (NHL)
Grand Rapids (AHL)
2014 draft 4th rnd, 106th
71 C Dylan Larkin 6-1 198 7/30/96 Detroit (NHL) 2014 draft 1st rnd, 15th
72 LW Andreas Athanasiou 6-2 188 8/6/94 Detroit (NHL) 2012 draft 4th rnd, 110th
73 LW Adam Erne 6-1 214 4/20/95 Tampa Bay (NHL) Trade w/ TB 8/14/19
74 D Madison Bowey 6-2 198 4/22/95 Washington (NHL)
Detroit (NHL)
Trade w/ WASH 2/22/19
75 LW Troy Loggins 5-9 161 7/21/95 Northern Michigan (WCHA)
Grand Rapids (AHL)
Grand Rapids Contract
76 RW Jarid Lukosevicius 5-10 185 2/5/95 Denver (NCHC) Grand Rapids Contract
77 D Oliwer Kaski 6-3 187 9/4/95 Pelicans (SM Liiga) Signed as Free Agent, 5/28/19
78 C Gregor MacLeod 6-0 183 6/7/98 Drummondville (QMJHL) Grand Rapids Contract
79 LW Thomas Casey 5-8 185 4/10/00 Charlottetown (QMJHL) Camp Tryout
80 G Anthony Popovich 6-1 182 8/1/99 Guelph (OHL) Camp Tryout
81 C Frans Nielsen 6-1 188 4/24/84 Detroit (NHL) Signed as Free Agent, 7/1/16
82 C Tyler Spezia 5-10 180 6/7/98 Toledo (ECHL)
Grand Rapids (AHL)
Grand Rapids Contract
83 D Trevor Daley 5-11 195 9/10/83 Detroit (NHL) Signed as Free Agent, 7/1/17
86 D Charle-Edouard D'Astous 6-2 205 4/21/98 Rimouski (QMJHL) Grand Rapids Contract
87 D Marc-Olivier Duquette 6-4 205 3/28/98 Drummondville (QMJHL) Camp Tryout
88 RW Chad Yetman 5-11 176 2/18/00 Erie (OHL) Camp Tryout
89 C Owen Robinson 5-11 176 3/9/00 Sudbury (OHL) Camp Tryout
90 C Joe Veleno 6-1 191 1/13/00 Saint John / Drummondville (QMJHL) 2018 Draft 1st rnd, 30th
94 D Alec Regula 6-4 203 6/8/00 London (OHL) 2018 Draft 3rd rnd, 67th
98 D Owen Lalonde 6-1 185 2/1/00 Guelph (OHL) Camp Tryout
* - Amateur Player.