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#55 Donovan Sebrango
Pos: D
D.O.B.: 1/12/02
From: Ottawa, Ont
Height: 6'1
Weight: 190
Shoots: Left
Drafted: 2020 draft 3rd rnd, 63rd overall by Detroit (NHL)
Acquired: Signed ATO contract with Grand Rapids (AHL) 1/21/21
Plus: An excellent skater with great speed... Sees the ice well and makes smart decisions... Able to keep and close gaps against any forward... Very good first pass... Willing and able to drop the gloves to stick up for teammates... Plays controlled physical game...
Minus: Needs to get bigger and stronger... While he is a good passer, he is not much of a shooter, limiting his powerplay potential...
Organizational Comments: Red Wings Director of Amateur Scouting - Kris Draper "He's a good skating defenseman who plays with an edge."
What GRC says: Winter 2021 A successful 5 game audition in the Czech league earned him an opportunity to steal a spot on the Griffins blueline pending the outcome of his ATO in the AHL and the resumption of the OHL season. Sebrango is a throwback defender, playing a heads up physical game, but he has the wheels and smarts to contribute offensively as well. If he is able to stick he should become a fan favorite with his style of play.
Fall 2021 After an impressive season as an 18 yr old in the AHL, it appears an exception in the rules will allow to continue in the pro ranks instead of returning to the OHL. Provided he can keep his spot on a crowded Griffins blueline, he should improve on last seasons numbers while continuing to provide his solid defensive game.

Role: Two-way Defender
Projection: NHL 4-5 defenseman


1/21/21 Signed ATO contract with Grand Rapids (AHL)
3/14/21 Signed 3-yr contract with Detroit (NHL) Starting 2021
7/1/21 GR - UFA - Starts NHL 3-yr Contract with Detroit (NHL)